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.
“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.
Well, THAT backfired on the pres.
— Don Johnson (@djohnson761) December 22, 2018
#DonaldTrump “Out of respect for my shutdown of the government, I will only be partially collluding with Russia this week… maybe just negotiating a 50-floor Trump Moscow Tower”
— the.effing.librarian (@effinglibrarian) December 22, 2018
Haha I bet that was a disappointment for someone. pic.twitter.com/n5ZFwL9s9R
— Mateo (@mauimateo) December 22, 2018
Was the shutdown to try and put this on hold??
— makaha (@Makaha1098) December 22, 2018
There’s a light at the end of every tunnel
— Deirdre ??♀️ (@Deirdre0026) December 22, 2018
— The Hound (@la_dwg) December 22, 2018
Bet Trump didn’t read the fine print on who doesn’t work in a shutdown. He was probably feeling pretty chuffed about derailing Mueller, until someone told him of course.
Now he still has Mueller, and those coyotes to fear.
— David Douglas (@davedouglas111) December 22, 2018
Hell, the anti-Trump forces are even willing to look under their couch cushions to fund Mueller’s efforts, if necessary:
if we need a GoFundMe for Mueller, we’ll get one!!
— Kathie L (@patiggr) December 22, 2018
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:
Of course, the swamp always take care of themselves.
— Kevin Keller (@KKepoco) December 22, 2018
This shouldn’t even be a story unless they actually get something on Trump. Which they haven’t. A bunch of sheep getting excited over nothing.
— CB (@CaseyBeaver2) December 22, 2018
Of course they are so they can continue to screw the taxpayers
— butrfly (@lawrenaa) December 22, 2018
CNN tweeting the same thing every hour abour Mueller not having to stop working …Brainwashing, Repetitive though manipulation. It’s what they do in N korea, just keep repeating the same thing. The dozens of viewers CNN has left are obsessed with Mueller, brainwashed sheep, smh
— tony o (@dorispereira12) December 22, 2018
Charging tax payers with an ongoing witch hunt.
— Real Talk, Real News (@Real_Talk_News) December 22, 2018
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