Asizeable majority of Americans appear skeptical of the Department of Justice's pursuit of criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, believing them to be politically motivated.
Nearly two-thirds, 62%, of Americans indicated that Special Counsel Jack Smith's case is primarily motivated by political concerns, according to a Quinnipiac survey. Just 34% believed the case is primarily motivated by the law.
Smith has pressed 37 criminal charges against Trump stemming from his alleged mishandling of classified materials. Trump has pleaded not guilty and asserted he maintained broad authority to declassify documents while president.