REPORT: Justice Department releases total cost of Russia investigation since May 2017; it’s staggering
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(CNN) — The cost of the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is now roughly $25 million, according to a new report filed Friday by the special counsel’s office.
Friday’s accounting provided the latest figures covering only the period for April 2018 through September 2018, with special counsel Robert Mueller listing direct expenditures of nearly $4.6 million.
The article goes on to state the following:
Another roughly $3.9 million was reported as costs for the work of other Justice and FBI officials who have assisted the investigation but are not under Mueller’s direct control. According to the report, those investigation costs would have been incurred “irrespective of the existence of the (special counsel’s office).”
The department previously reported $6.7 million in direct and indirect costs from May through September 2017, and $10 million from October 2017 through March 2018 — bringing the total from all three reports over the life of the investigation to just over $25 million. Of that amount, only $12.3 million is the special counsel’s direct expenditures.
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