Trump says approval rating would be 75 percent without Mueller

 
"Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen," Trump tweeted. 
 
Trump blasted Mueller's probe as "Presidential Harassment!"
 
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The president's approval in the Rasmussen poll is higher than most other surveys. Gallup's tracking poll showed Trump's overall approval this week stands at 40 percent.  
 
Trump's message is the latest example of him venting frustration over the increasing pace of developments in the Russia investigation.
 
Mueller released a memo this week detailing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's extensive cooperation with investigators and is expected to file similar documents on Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortGiuliani meets with fired Ukrainian prosecutor who pushed Biden, 2016 claims: report Top State Department official tells senators he has not seen evidence of Ukrainian interference Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe MORE, both of whom have pleaded guilty to criminal charges. 
 
Some legal observers have speculated the developments signal the investigation is moving closer to Trump's inner circle.