closevideo reports: Müller could Russia investigation until mid-February
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the team is supported by the partial government shutdown and will continue their work on the Russia-investigation, despite increasing financial challenges facing the justice Department.
Müller’s team for a year and a half have been investigated, such as Russian interference and possible collusion with trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential elections, is largely unaffected by the now 18-day partial shutdown forced hundreds of thousands of Federal workers and contractors to work without pay or just stay home.
But while the authorities, it is necessary that funds from the Congress is locked in a dispute over the frontier in safety-financing with the trump administration — the special counsel team is funded by a different source.
“The Special Counsel’s Office is funded by the permanent indefinite appropriation, and without prejudice, in the event of a shutdown,” a spokesman for Miller’s office told Fox News.
This does not mean that everyone is paid the team will arrive on time. Those employees “directly hired” by the office to receive paychecks. But those who said Details to the office from other locations is a time-lapse in pay, and “paid in full will see, once the operations of the government continue,” the spokesman.
Lawyers detail and Müller-team Dreeben former FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann, a lawyer from the U.S. Southern District of New York, Andrew Goldstein, appellate attorney in the office of the Solicitor General, Michael.
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The investigators employed directly by the office, and always paid on time, among other things, the former WilmerHale ner James Quarles, Jeannie Rhee and Aaron Zebley.
The probe is available with a total cost to the taxpayer of more than $25 million, as Müller was appointed on 17 may 2017.
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Meanwhile, the Ministry of justice has interrupted the financing of the Department. According to the DOJ contingency plan exceptions, at least 84 percent of DOJ employees are exempt from vacation, which means their jobs are necessary, and they are required to work without pay until the government reopened.
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The courts are also affected. Judicial officials confirmed to Fox News this week that there is only enough money to maintain in the Federal courts fully up and running by Jan. 18. The official told Fox News that it is delayed many civil cases, should the government shut down after this period.
Some Federal courts around the country have already moved a number of civil studies, but the officials said, because of the speedy trial laws, all efforts would be made for certain criminal proceedings.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.