HarrisX CEO Dritan Nesho said on Monday that a plurality of Americans do not believe special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE has found evidence of collusion in his probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's election meddling.
“What the American public is not confused about is the issue of collusion," Nesho told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking," referring to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll conducted last month.
The poll cited by Nesho found that only 35 percent said they believed Mueller has found evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign, and that "at least half of voters" believe the special counsel should wind down the investigation on possible collusion and obstruction.
"Overall, the numbers break in the president’s favor, so he shouldn’t be afraid of drawing a red line with the Russians, negotiating with them as he’s negotiating with the Chinese and the North Koreans, which by the way, Americans support how he's handling both of those countries, and those issues," he continued.
"The reality is that the onus of proof is on the people that are trying to prove collusion, it’s not on the president," he said.
Nesho's comments come as Mueller continues to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The probe has resulted in indictments or guilty pleas for 32 people and three Russian companies.
— Julia Manchester