As it turns out Robert Mueller and his cronies will continue to line their pockets during the partial government shutdown, The Hill reported.
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.
Congress failed to meet the midnight deadline on Friday to reach an agreement to fund numerous federal agencies, resulting in a partial shutdown.
CNN explained in more detail.
The Justice Department is one of several government entities that would be affected by a partial government shutdown, but not everyone is expected to pack their bags and go home.
While the Justice Department oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Mueller’s office will be able to continue working even if there is a partial government shutdown.
“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.
The office “is funded from a permanent indefinite appropriation and would be unaffected in the event of a shutdown,” a Justice Department spokesperson added. “The appropriation bills before Congress do not impact” the special counsel’s office.