Too Bad For Trump: The Russia Probe Is Exempt From A Gov’t Shutdown

Robert Mueller in the Oval Office, 2012The White House / Public Domain

Despite a possible shutdown, Robert Mueller and his investigators will continue working.

Despite a looming partial government shutdown, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will not be affected should the shutdown occur, according to CNN.

“All employees with the Special Counsel’s Office are considered exempt and will continue their operations in the case of a lapse in appropriations," Special Counsel’s office spokesman Peter Carr told CNN in late November.

A spokesperson from the Justice Department stated that the office is “funded from a permanent indefinite appropriation” and would not be impacted by the bills currently in front of Congress.

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