CNN eager to report that Robert Mueller’s team ‘exempt’ from government shutdown

The network that all but dedicates 24/7 coverage to destroying President Donald Trump found cause to report that amid the government shut down, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team will continue to work.

With Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his Democratic caucus putting politics over border security, the government is now partially shut down with no end in sight and CNN was eager to report that while some aspects of the Justice Department, which oversees Mueller’s investigation, will be affected, the special counsel’s office will not be impacted.

CNN reported:

“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.


Interestingly, CNN was already anticipating a shut down a month ago — it’s almost like the network has a direct link to Schumer’s thought process.


To the surprise of few, given the state of today’s politics, the reactions online came from opposite points of view.

The first being from the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd, including some who think Trump’s push for border security funding was just a clever ploy to try to shut down Mueller.

Hell, the anti-Trump forces are even willing to look under their couch cushions to fund Mueller’s efforts, if necessary:

It would appear that the left is still clinging to the hope that Mueller has the goods on Trump, but that’s hoping against hope, given that IF he did have something it would have leaked by now.


On the other hand, the more rational-minded folks among us responded by calling a spade a spade:

Tom Tillison


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