Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has a poison pill bill up for consideration in the House that could potentially torpedo the entire FBI independent counsel’s investigation into the Russia scandal…and whatever else it has morphed into in the last few weeks.
The bill is designed to ‘severely curtail’ congressional funding for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
It in essence gives Mueller 180 days of life support before funding shuts down on his investigation.
Says DeSantis of his bill, “Rosenstein has said that the DOJ doesn’t conduct fishing expeditions; the corollary to this admonition should be that Congress will not fund a fishing expedition.”
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has proposed an amendment to the upcoming federal spending bill that would “severely curtail” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump after six months.
The congressman’s amendment stipulates that no funds from the spending package “may be used to fund activities pursuant to [the special counsel probe] later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.”
It would also limit the scope of the investigation to matters that occurred after June 2015, when Trump began his presidential campaign.
Mueller has been investigating alleged collusion between the Russian government and people on the Trump campaign, but the investigation has reportedly drifted into Trump’s business dealings in recent weeks.
The amendment is one of hundreds filed to a government spending package the House is expected to consider when it returns next week from the August recess. The provision is not guaranteed a vote on the House floor; the House Rules Committee has wide leeway to discard amendments it considers out of order.
In a statement, DeSantis said the order appointing Mueller as special counsel “didn’t identify a crime to be investigated and practically invites a fishing expedition.”
“Congress should use its spending power to clarify the scope and limit the duration of this investigation,” he explained. Deputy Attorney General Rod “Rosenstein has said that the DOJ doesn’t conduct fishing expeditions; the corollary to this admonition should be that Congress will not fund a fishing expedition.”