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This week in Trump-Russia news: Shutdown won’t stop Mueller probe as “witch hunt” cries intensify

Republicans have a new weapon in their war against Mueller as he gets Bannon to cooperate.

The government shutdown won’t stop the FBI’s Russia probe, but Republicans say that a mysterious memo will.

The document, which supposedly details abuses of power at the Department of Justice and the FBI, was all the rage among President Donald Trump’s allies this week.

House Republicans, including way-right Iowa Rep. Steve King, claimed that it revealed transgressions “worse than Watergate.” Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, said it pointed to a “deep state” plot against his father. And Sean Hannity, Trump’s cable news mouthpiece, said on his Fox News program Thursday that it illuminated “the biggest national scandal by far in our lifetime” — and that Robert Mueller’s team should be “disbanded immediately.”

“Your witch hunt is now over,” Hannity said in comments directed

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