Investigations will not hold up debt ceiling hike, government funding bills: White House official

U.S. President Donald Trump walks toward journalists as he departs the White House for a campaign rally in Pennsylvania May 20, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Certain must-pass pieces of legislation, including a debt ceiling hike and critical government spending bills, will move forward despite President Donald Trump’s claim Wednesday that he cannot negotiate with congressional Democrats while they continue to investigate him, a senior White House official told CNBC.

“Debt ceiling is must-pass, as is Govt funding,” the official wrote in a text message to CNBC following Trump’s dramatic walkout on a meeting with Democratic congressional leadership. “So no, that isn’t precluded by what happened today.”

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