GOP lawmaker proposes amendment to stop Mueller investigation after 180 days

A Republican lawmaker has put forth an amendment that would stop funding for the special counsel’s Russia investigation 180 days after it becomes law. 

The amendment from Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisTrump endorsement boosts Republican in Fla. gov race Week ahead: Defense spending ties up budget talks Florida GOP Rep. DeSantis announces bid for governor MORE (R-Fla.) would also prevent special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE from probing “matters occurring before June 2015,” which is the month Trump announced his presidential bid.

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The amendment was submitted as part of the upcoming spending package the lower chamber is expected to weigh after the congressional recess.

Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May, is responsible for investigating Russia’s interference in the presidential election and any potential ties between President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE’s campaign staff and Moscow.