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Thursday, January 17, 2019

The federal court that contains special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury can only afford to pay its workers through January 18 -- and if the government shutdown continues after, it may have to furlough jurors or have them go without pay.

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News of the judiciary's statement came after reports that Mueller was granted another six months on his investigation's grand jury term -- and a comment by Trump, who said he would keep the government shut down for months or years if necessary to fund his border wall.

"At this point, I think everybody in the country is having sort of the same feeling," Maddow said, "that the president fantasizing out loud today about a federal government shutdown that goes on for years, maybe that had a little something to do with his personal fantasy that that would end the federal law enforcement and counterintelligence investigations into him and his business and his campaign."

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-17 12:08 AM | Reply

LOL (in a sad way...) I always knew it wasn't about the damned wall.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-17 12:09 AM | Reply

"I always knew it wasn't about the damned wall."

Yeah, this is one reason behind the shutdown that truly makes sense.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-17 07:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yep, this makes so much more sense than the entire republican party kowtowing to Trump over wall thing.

#4 | Posted by qcp at 2019-01-17 02:03 PM | Reply

One more obstruction of justice charge for Mr. Mueller to think about.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-17 02:31 PM | Reply

Force them to work without pay.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-01-17 02:38 PM | Reply

If I were Trump, I'd want the members of that Grand Jury to be fat and happy. Not angry and unpaid.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-01-17 02:53 PM | Reply


If Pres Trump is as innocent as he asserts he is, furloughing the grand jury would not be on his ToDo list.

He'd want the investigation to speed towards the close so that Mr Mueller will declare Pres Trump's innocence.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-17 02:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LAMP

"If Pres Trump is as innocent as he asserts he is, "

That's one "if" too many. ~ LOL

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-01-17 03:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It is becoming painfully obvious why Trampy is more than happy to dick over federal employees.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-17 03:47 PM | Reply

Yep, this makes so much more sense than the entire republican party kowtowing to Trump over wall thing.

#4 | POSTED BY QCP AT 2019-01-17 02:03 PM | REPLY | FLAG

How many GOP will be included in the final indictments from Mueller is the $64,000 question.

#11 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-17 03:48 PM | Reply


@#9 ... That's one "if" too many. ...

I'm still waiting to see what Mr Mueller says in the report before I go that far. ;)

#12 | Posted by lamplighter at 2019-01-17 04:12 PM | Reply

Looks like a great opportunity for a GoFundMe page...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2019-01-17 05:25 PM | Reply

Just a vacation for them, or knowing how left slanted that team is, I would not be surprised if they continued to work for free.

#14 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-01-17 08:44 PM | Reply

Just a vacation for them, or knowing how left slanted that team is, I would not be surprised if they continued to work for free.

#14 | POSTED BY MSGT

Grand juries are "left slanted"? You do know grand juries are chosen from the general population, just like trial juries are, right? How paranoid are you?

Actually, now that I think more about it, that makes sense. You are acknowledging that the populace as a whole has a "left slant". Since conservatives have completely lost the younger generations, all they are left with is old white people. Who are dying out (because they are old, not because they are white... circle of life and all that).

#15 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-01-18 09:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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