Trump Calls for Government Shutdown
Former President Trump has called on congressional Republicans to allow the government to shut down in an effort to undermine the criminal proceedings against him. However, federal criminal proceedings are exempt from shutdowns, and a shutdown would not impede the cases against Trump.
In other words, Trump calls for government shutdown in an attempt to stop the criminal proceedings against him, but this tactic is unlikely to work. The Justice Department has stated that criminal litigation will continue without interruption during a shutdown, and the judicial branch would not face disruption.
Donald Trump calls for government shutdown is also unpopular with many Republicans, who are concerned about the negative impact it would have on the economy and public services. It is therefore unlikely that Trump’s call for a shutdown will be successful.
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