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

Voter fatigue regarding special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 TrumpWhat the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Fox's Brit Hume fires back at Trump's criticism of the channel Anti-US trade war song going viral in China 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 WarrenFeehery: A whole new season of 'Game of Thrones' Overnight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate | Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money | 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan O'Rourke says he would 'absolutely' do Fox News town hall 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