Utahns say they do not believe there was collusion between the Trump administration and Russia during the 2016 election.
A new UtahPolicy.com survey finds 52% of Utahns say they do not think there was more than incidental contact between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives during the election. 34% of Utahns feel that there was collusion between Trump and Russia, while 14% say they don’t know.
While few dispute the fact that Russia did meddle in the 2016 election to influence the outcome, there’s no evidence so far that they coordinated directly with the Trump campaign.
The FBI appointed Robert Mueller to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Some unexpected developments in that investigation are reportedly giving investigators pause.
On Wednesday, The Guardian newspaper reported that investigators are looking into whether there was coordination between pro-Trump websites and the Russians during the election.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that an independent Republican operative in Florida mounted a campaign to possibly obtain emails from Hillary Clinton’s email server from Russian hackers. That agent implied he was working with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was working as a senior adviser to the Trump campaign.
Several others close to Trump including Flynn, son-in-law, and adviser Jared Kushner and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have all neglected to disclose meetings with high-ranking Russian officials during the campaign as well.