Public opinion analyst predicts uptick in Mueller fatigue after report's release

Voter fatigue regarding special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's Russia probe may increase now that a redacted version of his final report has been released, public opinion analyst Karlyn Bowman told Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" on Monday.

"There was a little evidence before the report came out of a fatigue factor with the investigation," Bowman, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told host Jamal Simmons.

"People were always concerned about the Russian involvement in our elections," she said. "But I think that fatigue factor may grow now as we move forward."

A redacted version of Mueller's report was released Thursday, following his 22-month investigation into Russia's election interference.

Mueller said he did not find evidence that President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE's campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. He did not make a determination on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Democrats now find themselves in the middle of a balancing act, with some saying the party should focus on 2020 election issues like health care and the economy, while others say impeachment proceedings are needed.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris tops Biden in California 2020 poll The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE (D-Mass.) last week seized on a portion of the report in which Mueller said Congress has the authority to conduct obstruction of justice investigations.

"Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: 'Congress has authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.' The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment," Warren said.

— Julia Manchester