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08 December 2017, 12:55 | Terri Saunders
Donald Trump calls FBI agent removed from Robert Mueller probe 'tainted'
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify next week before the House Judiciary Committee about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
The price tag is likely to rile Republicans who have been critical of Mueller's team and wary of a lengthy and costly investigation, though independent counsels have in the past spent tens of millions of dollars on lengthy probes.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's "Russiagate" probe cost United States taxpayers $3.2 million in the first six months, mostly on salaries and benefits.
The details of the expenditures related to Mueller's investigation were laid out in a report released publicly by the special counsel's office. Some of the costs in the budget are for expenses the Justice Department would have already spent on other teams, such as for employees on detail to Mueller from other DOJ divisions.
An investigation into President Bill Clinton by independent counsel Kenneth Starr cost about $40 million from January 24, 1994 to September 30, 1998, according to the GAO.
Mueller's probe also caused other Justice Department components to spend about $3.5 million on work attributable to the special counsel probe, according to the report.
Mueller's investigation appears to have begun to enter a new lead, following previous adviser of national security, Michael Flynn, pleading guilty to knowingly lying to the FBI under questioning.
The special counsel investigation run by Robert Mueller has cost taxpayers more in four months than what the investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack cost in over two years. In October, the first indictments in his probe were unsealed in court against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and an aide, Rick Gates.
In addition, Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates, are now facing several felony charges brought by the special counsel's office. Mueller's probe, established on May 17, is mandated to continue the FBI investigation into the Russian government's alleged efforts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Mueller also disclosed that he secured a guilty plea from George Papadopoulos, who was a junior foreign-policy adviser to the Trump campaign, for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about contacts with Russian operatives.
The budget overview notes that its funding comes from a "permanent, indefinite" appropriation for independent counsels to do their work, meaning if can not be touched by Congress. Reports last week said the special counsel had removed a veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from his team for sending anti-Trump text messages.
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