Mueller Investigation Will Not Stall In Government Shutdown

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will continue unimpeded despite the partial government shutdown that went into effect at midnight Friday.

The special counsel’s office is “funded from a permanent indefinite appropriation and would be unaffected in the event of a shutdown,” a Justice Department spokesman told The Hill.

Lawmakers in Congress remained in a standoff Friday afternoon over $5 billion in funds for President Trump’s border wall, raising the odds of a partial government shutdown at the midnight deadline.

Read more at The Hill.



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