Poll: Majority think Trump should testify in Russia probe if asked
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An overwhelming majority of Americans think that President TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE should testify in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election if he is asked, a new poll finds.

Nearly eight in 10 Americans, 78 percent, say Trump should testify under oath in the probe if he is asked to do so, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. Another 18 percent said Trump should not testify if he is asked.

A majority of Americans in each political category said Trump should testify if asked, including 59 percent of Republicans, 95 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of independents.


Two sources familiar with the Russia investigation told The Washington Post on Tuesday that Mueller wants to question Trump on his firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump decries lack of 'fairness' in Stone trial ahead of sentencing Blagojevich heaps praise on Trump after release from prison Free Roger Stone MORE and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who Mueller charged in December with lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts.

The president's legal team could present the prosecutors with the terms under which he would testify as early as next week, the Post reported.

A slight majority of Americans in the CNN poll, 51 percent, said they thought Trump had attempted to interfere with the federal Russia probe, while 41 percent said they did not think he had tried to interfere.

The Justice Department confirmed Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOn the Trail: Senate GOP hopefuls tie themselves to Trump Trump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Trump tweets test Attorney General Barr MORE, a former campaign adviser to the president, was interviewed by Mueller's team last week, making him the first known Cabinet official to interview with investigators.