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 DeSantisRon DeSantisConflicting school mask guidance sparks confusion Fauci 'heartened' to see top Republicans encouraging vaccinations Will Pence primary Trump — and win? MORE (R-Fla.) would also prevent special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel MORE’s campaign staff and Moscow.