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Mueller probe has cost taxpayers more than $25 million, the expenditure report shows

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Taxpayers have spent more than $25 million on Special Counsel Robert Muller Russia the investigation, according to the latest expenditure report, released Friday.

Between 1. April and Sept. 30 of this year, the special counsel spent $4.56 million on the investigation.

“The Department will continue to devote to, and use of, resources to maintain strong program and financial management controls,” the report stated. “Management takes its program and financial accountability seriously and will ensure that the funds are used in an accountable and transparent manner.”

$4.56 million, $2.9 million Euro went to “personnel Compensation and Benefits” – $1 million of it went to special counsel for employees ‘ wages and benefits, and 1.9 million refund dollars, “” for the justice Department, the employees on the Details of the special counsel ‘ s office.

The special counsel’s office spent $942,787 on “Rent, communications and utilities,” almost $60,000 to the printing, supplies and materials; and Müller-team spent $580,098 on Transport and travel, with the majority of the funds in “temporary duty relocation of DOJ employees detailed” to the special counsel ‘ s office.

The special counsel’s office spent $310,732 for the “contractual services”, which was the report in the first line for “IT-services”.

The report also keeps track of Department of justice expenditures in separate investigations, which amounted to $3.9 million Euro for this period. The report notes that the cost “would be the cost of the investigations, regardless of the existence of the [Special Counsel’s Office].”

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Between 1. April and Sept. 30, and Müller, the former trump a foreign policy adviser to George Papadopoulos and former Manafort associate Alex van der Zwaan at the Federal prison to serve short sentences; received a confession from the former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort, who faces up to 80 years in prison and the confession from the former trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen for making false statements to the Congress and President of the Trump’s received answers to important questions in the investigation, among others.

The total spent during this time to reflect, the Oct in the last period.1 2017 to March 31, 2018, if the special counsel spent $4.5 million.

Neither the reporting period includes the $ 5.5 million spent by the Ministry of justice on other expenses in connection with the Russia investigation.

Müller was appointed special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Previously, the Ministry of justice explained that during the may-September 2017, in time, the investigation cost nearly $7 million.

The amount of this sum included $3.2 million in direct special counsel costs and $ 3.5 million expenditure for other Ministry of justice, covers the costs, such as agents on raids or in interviews and other public authorities.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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