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GOP Congressman adds amendment to kill funding for Mueller investigation

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In a blatant attempt to incur political favor from the president, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis recently introduced legislation that intends to restrict former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump and his associates while cutting off funding to the federal probe within six months. Instead of introducing the legislation as its own bill, Rep. DeSantis filed it as an amendment to a broad spending bill expected to keep the federal government in operation. According to DeSantis’ amendment, the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference during last year’s election would cease to receive funding no more than 180 days after Congress approves the measure. The obstructive amendment would also restrict Mueller from investigating any relevant crimes that occurred before June 2015.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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