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According to a Pew Research Center national survey published Thursday, a majority of Americans have expressed confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ability to conduct a fair investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The survey found that 61 percent of U.S. citizens are either very or somewhat confident that Mueller’s investigation will be conducted fairly.

The Washington Examiner reports: The survey was conducted before President Trump was subpoenaed Thursday by the special counsel to hand over all Russia-related documents. It was also before the Trump administration announced they would impose sanctions on Russia in response to its interference in the 2016 campaign.

Before knowing these new facts, the public was skeptical that Trump would make any serious effort to prevent Russia from interfering in future elections. Nineteen percent were not too confident, and 36 percent were not confident at all that the Trump administration would attempt to prevent Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

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