Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation, leaves the US Capitol building following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21, 2017.
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More than six in 10 polled say Attorney General Jeff Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself

60% of Americans see the investigation as a serious matter that should be fully investigated

Perceptions of Russia as a "very serious" threat remain at the highest level since the 1980s

Washington CNN  — 

Seventy percent of Americans believe the federal investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the US should be able to look into President Donald Trump’s finances, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Sixty percent of those polled view the probe as a serious matter that should be fully investigated, and a significant minority, 38%, view it as an effort to discredit Trump’s presidency. By a roughly two-to-one margin, those polled disapprove of the way Trump is handling the Russia probe (59% disapprove, 31% approve).

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