Fox News hosts wonder if Robert Mueller to blame for volatile stock markets
FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the FBI Budget, on Capitol Hill on March 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (UPI/Kevin Dietsch via Creative Commons)

The stock markets have been all over the place lately, undermining President Donald Trump's claim that the economy is showing steady growth under his leadership.


On Fox News Monday, anchors wondered if it was perhaps Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's potential collusion with the Russian government that fueled volatility in the stock markets.

"We know stocks hate uncertainty so with the Mueller probe and partial government shutdown still in play, will investors still be dealing with this volatility in the New Year?" wondered the anchor.

"Let's go to market watch, Larry, you know what? Up 1,000 points is nice. But came a session down 650 and that's not nice, flight crazy volatility, is it here to stay and how much of an impact will D.C.'s shenanigans play?" they continued.

The Mueller probe has already led to indictments of both American and Russian nationals, many who'd had various points of contact with Trump and his associates. Meanwhile, the government shutdown continued into its tenth day on Monday, over President Trump's demands for border wall funding.

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