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Robert Mueller. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A new survey by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that 67% of Republicans and 33% of independents think the Mueller investigation should be shut down, and 80% of Republicans agree it's a witch hunt.

Why it matters: Trump's ultimate goal has been to discredit Mueller's work — and it appears to be working.

Another key finding from the survey shows that large majorities of Republican (90%) and independent (94%) voters agree that "no one is above the law, not even the President."

  • And 46% of independents have a favorable opinion of Mueller compared to Trump's 36% approval rating.
  • Although a majority of Republicans want the investigation to be shut down, 62% of them believe Mueller's probe should "follow the facts wherever they lead."

Go deeper: More Americans prefer Sessions and Mueller over Trump

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Updated 18 mins ago - Politics & Policy

No motive yet determined in Indianapolis FedEx shooting

Crime scene investigators walk through the FedEx parking lot in Indianapolis the day after a mass shooting left nine dead, including the gunman, who took his own life. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images.

Police have not yet uncovered the motive for Thursday's mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility, where a gunman left at least eight people dead and multiple others wounded.

The latest: Police Chief Randal Taylor said Friday that the warehouse employed a "significant" number of Sikhs, AP reports, and the Sikh Coalition confirmed that members of its community were among those who were injured and killed.

The legacy of Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff, architect of the largest Ponzi scheme in American history, died on Wednesday in federal prison, 11 years into his 150-year sentence.

Axios Re:Cap digs into Madoff’s crimes, what they revealed about America's financial system and what changed after the scheme came crashing down with Diana B. Henriques, author of the The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust.

Updated 2 hours ago - World

Russia to expel 10 U.S diplomats, ban top Biden officials in response to sanctions

Photo: Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images

Russia will expel 10 U.S. diplomats and add eight current and former U.S. officials to its no-entry list in retaliation for sanctions that the Biden administration leveled at Moscow on Friday, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday.

Why it matters: The measures come after the U.S. said it would expel 10 Russian intelligence officers operating under diplomatic cover, as part of a broad package of sanctions retaliating against the SolarWinds hack of federal agencies and Russia's interference in the 2020 election.