Nigel Farage had additional trips to the Ecuadorian Embassy than the one that’s been in the papers and that he provided data to Julian Assange,” Simpson told the committee, according to a transcript released on Thursday.
Asked what kind of data Farage was alleged to have passed to the WikiLeaks founder, Simpson replied: “A thumb drive.”
MULLER…says he will continue the investigation even if the government shuts down
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation would continue in the event of a government shutdown, a Justice Department spokesman confirmed to The Hill.
All employees with the special counsel’s office would be exempt from furlough, which is the case for employees whose paychecks do not come from annual appropriations.
This is different from employees excepted for furlough because their work is considered essential, such as members of the military.
“All employees with the Special Counsel’s Office are considered exempt and would continue their operations in the case of a lapse in appropriations,” Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said.
CNN was first to report that Mueller’s investigation would continue even if the federal government were to shut down.
Mueller, appointed special counsel last May, is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether there was collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow.