Trump Blasts Cost of ‘Russia Hoax’ Investigation after $17M Price Tag Revealed

President Trump on Friday slammed the cost of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, after a new spending report revealed taxpayers have spent nearly $17 million on the Russia probe, Fox News informed.

“A.P. has just reported that the Russian Hoax Investigation has now cost our government over $17 million, and going up fast. No Collusion, except by the Democrats!” Trump said in a tweet.

The price tag was published in a spending report released Thursday by the Justice Department.

About $10 million was spent between October and March, the document states. That includes $4.5 million spent by Mueller’s team and another $5.5 million spent by the Justice Department on other expenditures attributable to the investigations.

“The department will continue to dedicate and leverage resources to maintain strong program and financial management controls,” the DOJ said in the report. “Management takes its program and financial accountability seriously and is dedicated to ensuring that funds are used in a responsible and transparent manner.”

Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Previously, the Justice Department said that during the May-September 2017 period, the investigation cost nearly $7 million – bringing the grand total to date to $17 million.

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