Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election reported spending more than $25 million through Sep. 30, according to the latest Justice Department filing, including $8.5 million over the last six-month reporting period.
Last month, President Donald Trump, without citing any documentation, accused Mueller of “wasting more than $40,000,000” on an “illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt” that has “shattered so many innocent lives.”
On Sunday, the president again complained about the cost of the Mueller probe, and also without documentation, claimed the investigation has cost more than $30 million, instead of $40 million.
The new numbers reported by the Department of Justice on Friday cover expenditures from April 2018 through September 2018, including compensation for prosecutors, rent, travel and transportation……………
The biggest portion of the expenditures went to personnel compensation, $2.9 million, while Mueller’s team spent nearly $1 million on rent, communications and utilities and more than $580,000 on travel and transportation.
As ABC News has previously reported, investigations of this nature can take years to resolve and can run into the tens of millions of dollars. And as a part of the investigation, Mueller’s team is expected to bring in money for the U.S. government through fines and sales of forfeited properties from individuals who have pleaded guilty to the special counsel. READ MORE
Is expected to bring in money for the US government is a joke. Mueller’s political witch hunt must end.