REPORT: Justice Department releases total cost of Russia investigation since May 2017; it’s staggering

DECEMBER 14, 2018

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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.

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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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  1. Bekky December 14th, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Just keep on spending OUR money!😡😡😡


  2. Kathy December 14th, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    What a waste of tax payer money and time that could have been used for the better.


  3. Joanne Hamilton December 14th, 2018 at 5:06 pm



  4. Man in the moon December 14th, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    FOR NOTHING!!!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬


  5. Gary Miller December 14th, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Mueller and the democrats should required to pay it all back to the U.S. Treasury.
    This is all part if the biggest treasonous coup in American history!!!


  6. Mary December 14th, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    This is really unbelievable that this amount of money 25 million dollars is being paid two Democrats who Mueller has picked to be on his board. We’re giving them money for them to go after Trump. This is absolutely ridiculous they should be made to give all that money back. And perhaps give it to Veterans who need it


  7. Robert December 14th, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    $25 million US Taxpayers money spent on the unfounded Russia investigation. Funds that could have been spent on Veterans. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats should be made to repay the American people. She could not be a respectable Loser. Had to blame her loss on something else. Lock her up.


  8. Mr. Bill December 14th, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Hey, if they don’t find anything on Russian Collusion they will keep digging until they can charge him with anything to impeach him if they have to go back as far as the seventh grade. Would “J” walking an impeachable offense? Yes it would in this case.


  9. Richard Stam December 15th, 2018 at 10:40 am

    So why would they ever stop this investigation. This is better than retirement for Mueller, the money he makes now is makes his Social Security checks seem like peanuts. This will be like the pink bunny and go on and on and on and on. . . . . . .


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