Former CIA director John Brennan, who recently
had his security clearance revoked by the Trump administration, took to The New York Times
to explain why he thought this occurred. Arguing that his clearances were revoked by Trump primarily as a way to silence a critical voice of the President, Brennan also called Trump’s denial of collusion with Russia “hogwash.” “Mr. Trump clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him, which is why he made the politically motivated decision to revoke my security clearance
in an attempt to scare into silence others who might dare to challenge him. Now more than ever, it is critically important that the special counsel, Robert Mueller, and his team of investigators be allowed to complete their work without interference — from Mr. Trump or anyone else — so that all Americans can get the answers they so rightly deserve,” Brennan contended. A 2018 Democracy Fund Voter Study Group survey, co-authored by PRRI’s Associate Director of Research, Rob Griffin, found
that nearly half (48 percent) of Americans felt that Mueller’s investigation was being conducted fairly. A 2018 PRRI
study found that a similar number (45 percent) of Americans felt that outside interference from a foreign government was a big problem in U.S. elections.