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High-Profile Prosecutor Leaves Robert Mueller's Office, Another Sign Investigation is Winding Down?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller. (AP Photo)

A high-profile counter-terrorism prosecutor has departed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to Yahoo News.  It may be another sign the investigation is winding down.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel's office released a statement on Zainab Ahmad's departure. 

"Zainab Ahmad has concluded her detail with the Special Counsel's Office but will continue to represent the office on specific pending matters that were assigned to her during her detail," the statement said.

While working for Mueller's office, Ahmad most recently had handled the guilty plea of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

And now, a new USA Today - Suffolk University poll finds public trust in Mueller has dropped.

According to the poll:

  • 50 percent agree with President Trump – that he's been the victim of a "witch hunt."  47 percent disagree.
  • The public is also against impeaching the president. Only 28 percent support the House of Representatives seriously considering impeachment.

And Americans give the economy high marks in another new poll.

  • 71 percent say the nation's economy is in good shape in a CNN survey. That's the highest level since February of 2001.
  • 51 percent approve of the president's handling of the economy.

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