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Friday, December 21, 2018

Mueller's Office Will Not Be Affected by Government Shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown, special counsel Robert Mueller's office would *not* be affected. They're funded through a "permanent indefinite appropriation," per a spokeperson, reports Zoe Tillman at BuzzFeedNews.
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In the event of a government shutdown, special counsel Robert Mueller's office would *not* be affected. They're funded through a "permanent indefinite appropriation," per a spokeperson

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As for the rest of the federal judiciary, a spox says they project the courts would stay open for ~3 weeks using other sources of funds — fees and no-year appropriations balances. But they stress they'd still look for ways to cut back on things like travel and training

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During the 2013 shutdown, you may recall there was something of a rebellion by judges — a number of chief judges declared all personnel "essential" because they were frustated that the administration of justice was getting caught up in the budget stalemate

1 comment:

  1. Since this guy obviously is there just to try to dig up whatever dirt is possible, would Trump be able to , as commander in chief, set up a covert surveillance operation of the Mueller investigation in response? Seems like he could for the purpose of "state security".

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