On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump stated that he had “fully authorized the total Declassification of any and all documents” that were concerned with the Russia investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation concerning former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
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I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions! https://t.co/GgnHh9GOiq
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
Among the nuggets of information now made available to the public is how much of our money as taxpayers was spent on these investigations. It’s quite a bit.
According to biannual reports released by the special counsel’s office, Mueller and his team spent $12.3 million in direct spending between his appointment on May 17, 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018. The office also said it incurred $12.9 million in “indirect” Justice Department spending, a category it described as “neither legally required” for disclosure, nor reported in filings by previous special counsels.
Mueller’s office said the indirect expenses did not amount to additional taxpayer expenditures since these resources would have been devoted to other cases, such as personnel at the FBI, if there had been no special counsel investigation.
In total, the investigation up until Sept. 30 2018 amounted to roughly $25.2 million. On average, the office spent roughly $8.4 million per each six-month period.
However, the report for October 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 shows the final eight months of the probe cost about $6.56 million in additional taxpayer funds, putting the final tally at nearly $32 million. About $4.12 million of that was spent through the special counsel’s office directly, and $2.44 million came from DOJ components that supported Mueller’s office.
Just think about this for a minute. Anti-Trump individuals working inside of our government used public tax dollars to fund a probe to try and prove a scheme put together by Democrats to remove the president from the Oval Office.
Do you realize what this means?
They were using our own money, which they took from our pockets, to fund an investigation with the ultimate goal being overturning our votes and silencing our voices.
That’s just about as diabolical as it gets, folks.
Someone needs to suffer some consequences for this junk.