So the thus-far fruitless, useless, nonsense, investigation that Mueller conducted between the “possible” collusion between Donald Trump and Russian interference; yeah that one that we all knew held no weight… well, my fellow Americans, that sucker cost us quite a bit.
In fact, the amount was accumulated in the first 4 and a half months alone.
The spending included $3.2 million in direct and reimbursed expenses; $1.7 million for personnel; over $700,000 for equipment and… and… well we could go on and on.
This fruitless investigation cost $6.7 million.
If that doesn’t boil your blood I don’t know what will.
Mueller’s probe also caused other Justice Department components to spend about $3.5 million on work attributable to the special counsel investigation, according to the report. The report said that past special counsels did not report such expenditures and that the expenses would have been incurred “irrespective of the existence” of the special counsel’s office.
Mueller was appointed special counsel in May, after President Trump fired FBI director James B. Comey. The Justice Department’s report covered the period from May 17 to Sept. 30.
Though Mueller’s investigation is not yet a year old, his team of prosecutors has made significant moves. Mueller’s 17 lawyers — some reassigned from within the government and others brought in from private practice — have charged or negotiated plea deals with four former Trump campaign or administration officials, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Trump has in the past taken aim at Mueller’s hires, citing some team members’ political contributions to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton. More recently, though, he has highlighted news reports that Peter Strzok, the former top FBI official assigned to the investigation, was reassigned after it was discovered that he and another team member had exchanged texts disparaging Trump and supporting Clinton.