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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:32 PM

Trump budget anticipates Mueller investigation will stretch into fiscal year 2019

Source: Politico




By JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN 02/12/2018 01:08 PM EST

President Donald Trump's new budget projects that special counsel Robert Mueller's office will still be in business in fiscal year 2019 even though White House officials have repeatedly said they expect the probe to wrap up soon.

The budget projects that Mueller's team will keep spending at its current rate of about $10 million per year in the next fiscal year, which starts in October.

Mueller's prosecutors have a criminal case pending against Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and deputy Rick Gates. No trial date has been set, but the judge suggested last month that a trial could start in August or September. If it does, the trial and any appeal would almost certainly extend into the next fiscal year.

The White House has said it expects Mueller to finish soon; spokesman Raj Shah told Fox News last month that officials "believe it will end soon." But White House attorney Ty Cobb said Monday that Trump's team is not looking for Mueller's office to shut down its operations entirely, merely to resolve the parts of its investigation that focus on Trump.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/12/trump-budget-mueller-investigation-404587

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bucolic_frolic Feb 2018 #1

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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:18 PM

1. Too big to investigate

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and as soon as Trump can swap investigators, the new one, maybe Christie or Rudy, they can start investigating Hillary!

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