The Mueller Probe Is Costing Taxpayers Millions Of Dollars
For Liberty Staff, 5 years ago 1 min read 2405
Article from The Hill by Katie Bo Williams.
The total cost of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election over the first four and a half months of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is over $6.7 million, according to the first public accounting of the probe.
Mueller’s office spent just over $3.2 million from the date his appointment, May 17, through Sept. 30.
The bulk of the expenses went toward staff, with $1.7 million spent on salaries and benefits. The special counsel has hired 17 attorneys to date to work on the probe.
Just over $220,000 was spent on travel during that period, while $156 went to a mysterious line item: “Transportation of things.”
Read the entire article at The Hill.
I thought it was a good choice when President Trump nominated Jeff Sessions to the Attorney General position. But It now seems like he is a deer caught in the head lights of an on coming car and he can’t seem to move.
Just how did Rod Rosenstein become 2nd in command so that he could appoint mueller to be the independent council? Just why was there not more restrictions put on mueller as to his specific issues to be investigated.
Seems to me that mueller has not found anything that can tie the Trump campaign directly to any Russian collusion so he is no looking back many years that he could somehow tie into some sort of indirect ties to Russia.
This is the moment for Jeff Session to man up an un-recuse himself and fire both rod rosenstein and mueller and several other members of this investigation team or should we just cut the bull and call them for what they are a lynch mob.
I bet Trump has spent twentytimes that trying to cover-up his collusion and obstruction.
I like that they mentioned $1,700,000 ($ 6, 700,000) was used for salary and benefits. It always makes me think that these fishing expeditions are more about extra pay and benefits, then about doing their job. To me the elected officials are already being paid, receiving benefits and will receive a pension. If they participate in any of these extra processes, they are taking time away from their elected job, and should forefite money from their elected jobs pay accordingly. Many of these people get themselves on several extra projects and therefore get multiple pay checks, multiple benefits, and even sometimes multiple pensions. Makes it appear like the elected office is nothing more than their means to acquire these multiple overlapping pay checks, benefits and pensions. It needs to be changed. It is too self serving.