The Trump-Russia collusion has been a hot topic for a long time.
All the attention was directly on Robert Mueller’s investigation and his team.
And the Department of Justice has just revealed that his investigation has cost taxpayers over $3.2 million.
Their report included the “financial activity” of the Special Counsel’s Office from May 17 through September 30 and it didn’t include expenditures that were made in October and November. Over $1.7 million was spent on “Personnel Compensation and Benefits,” and $1.2 million went to employees who had previously been employed by the DOJ, but back then they were assigned to Mueller’s probe.
According to our source, Western Journal, Mueller has 17 attorneys on his team and five of them were outside hires.
“Acquisition of Equipment” cost $733,969, the second-largest expenditure on the report. “Rent, Communications, and Utilities” totaled $362,550, while “Travel and Transportation of Persons” cost $223,643. The Special Counsel’s Office also spent $157,339 on “Contractual Services,” the Washington Times reported.
The DOJ said that they spent over $3.5 million on “expenditures attributable to the investigations” that were meant to support Mueller’s investigation. The statement of expenditures was “the first public accounting of the costs associated with Mueller’s far-reaching investigation. He has filed charges against four current or former officials who worked in Trump’s administration and his presidential campaign.
In October, the former chairman in Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were indicted on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and false statements. Also, the former Trump campaign foreign policy George Papadopoulos was charged for lying to the FBI over contacts he had with officials that were connected to the Russian government.
Most recently, the former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was charged for lying to the FBI. He admitted that he “willfully and knowingly” made false, fictitious and fraudulent statements, regarding conversations he had with then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak between Trump’s election and his inauguration. Trump denied all allegations and he called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt.”
A must watch: Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz was just on @foxandfriends talking of what is going on with respect to the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history. Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2017
“A must watch: Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz was just on
@foxandfriends talking of what is going on with respect to the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history. Enjoy!” Trump tweeted.
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