The following graph shows the percentages of people, by selected demographic characteristics, who agree that some members of the FBI and DOJ are trying to delegitimatize president Trump through politically-motivated investigations (that’s putting it mildly to say the least). The data comes from a Reuters Ipsos poll that was conducted the first week of February. “Unsure” answers, comprising less than one-quarter of all responses, are excluded (N = 2,417):
The Deep State may seem untouchable, but there is one thing no power center in the West can afford to lose: Legitimacy.
Nearly half of blacks and more than 1-in-3 Clinton voters suspect foul play. Majorities of other contingents of the Coalition of the Fringes smell something rotten.
The jig is up. The FBI’s legitimacy is bleeding out. Mueller may throw another smoke bomb before slithering away, but the FBI has been harpooned.
Devin Nunes is a hero. May other supine congress critters and officials take inspiration from his ability to find a spine.
Trump’s ability to leave every entity that tangles with him worse for the wear is really something to behold. The Bush family, the Clintons, the dinosaur media, the Pope, the GOPe, the Obama administration, the NFL, National Review, the FBI–he’s landed body blows on the credibility of all of them. He pulls it off every single time.