There are currently several investigations on-going that involve Trump. Many of them are listed here:


So my question is: does extending the partial government shutdown delay the processing of any of the investigations surrounding Trump? And if so, which ones?

  • "Several of my friends tell me" - People spread gossip all the time. You may want to look into the controversial election of Donald Trump. Because Trump's election was controversial, people were upset because they feared for their lives. So, it's entirely possible that people would start negative rumors about Trump.
    – Double U
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:34
  • Thanks for the reply, but it doesn't help answer the question. The purpose of this post is to figure out if the rumor is true.
    – David
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:39
  • @DoubleU I have updated the question to make the intent more clear. If you down-voted the question, please help me understand how I can improve its quality.
    – David
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:43
  • The downvote was not from me.
    – Double U
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:44
  • "Which criminal investigations against Trump" - This question is still problematic. Read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    – Double U
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:45

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Law enforcement officers are considered essential employees and are still working during the partial government shutdown, even without pay. Federal courts are still handling criminal cases, and are expected to handle them uninterrupted after funding runs out on January 25. The Special Counsel's investigation is and will continue operating. Congress is still able to investigate whatever it wishes.

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    Thanks, this appears to be correct. I also found this article, which says that 84% of the Justice Department is not impacted by the government shutdown: rollcall.com/news/politics/…
    – David
    Jan 21, 2019 at 21:55

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