Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators incurred more than $4.5 million in expenses from October to March while probing Russia’s influence in the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller’s spending has been consistent since the first report of the team’s expenditures detailing the probe’s first four and a half months, which cost $6.7 million. Most of that money was spent on compensation for his team of 17 attorneys.
While the Justice Department emphasized its commitment to spending controls and financial responsibility in the report, the costs of Mueller’s probe have come under scrutiny by Republicans in Congress who wish to see the investigation come to a quick end.
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