Russia-the probe has cost the taxpayers almost $17 million since Mueller’s appointment

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Taxpayers have spent nearly $17 million to the Russia-probe for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the investigation in the past year took over, according to a new spending report released on Thursday by the justice Department.

About US $ 10 million was spent between October and March, the document States. $ 4.5 million includes output from Müller’s team, and another $5.5 million Euro issued by the Ministry of justice other expenditure attributable to investigations.

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

Special counsel costs between Oct. 1 and 31. March

  • Personnel, remuneration and social benefits — $2,738,131
  • Travel — $532,340
  • Transportation of things – $1,345
  • Rent, communications and utilities – $886,403
  • Contractual Services – $264,114
  • Supplies and materials – $29,694
  • Acquisition of equipment – $54,597
  • A TOTAL of – $ 4,506,624
  • Not the 5.5 million US-dollars spent are included by the Ministry of justice on other expenses in connection with the Russia-probe during this time.


Miller is special counsel in may 2017, 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 for other DOJ expenses, covers expenses such as agents on raids or in interviews and other public authorities.

The expenditure report said, these costs would have “for the investigations, regardless of the existence” of Müller ‘ s sample.

Earlier this month, President Trump complained on Twitter about the money for the “witch hunt.”

“At what point listening to the soon to $20.000.000 and Witch Hunt” Trump asked in a tweet.

….At what point listening to the soon to $20.000.000 and a witch-hunt, consisting of 13 Angry and Strong for the conflict with the Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama, for 8 years, STOP! They found no Collussion with Russia, Not a disability, but you are not looking at the corruption…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) may 20, 2018

Müller studied Russia tried to interfere in the election in 2016, and whether there is an agreement with trump campaign officials. The investigation also ensnared other Trump officials, such as former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn and former campaign Chairman Paul Manfort, on other topics.

Trump has repeatedly said that there is “no agreement.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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