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Mueller's budget tops $3.2 million so far in Trump-Russia probe

Mueller's budget tops $3.2 million so far in Trump-Russia probe

At least four people have been charged with violating federal law by the special counsel's office, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The special counsel's office operates with a degree of autonomy within the Justice Department, but reports to Rosenstein regarding its budget and "certain other matters", Rosenstein said.

The federal government spent almost $7 million investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election between May and September, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The special counsel has hired a small army of attorneys - 17 - to work the investigation.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spent more than $3.2 million in the opening months of his federal criminal investigation into Russian interference in last year's US election and whether President Donald Trump or anyone close to him colluded in it.

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Equipment acquisitions marks the second-highest expense, coming in at more than $733,000, followed by costs for rent and utilities, travel and transportation, and contractual services. Starr's predecessor, Robert Fiske, spent an additional $6 million investigating the Clintons' involvement in the Whitewater real estate deal, according to a May 1999 GAO report.

In its report, Mueller's team notes that it draws its funding from a revolving "permanent, indefinite" appropriation for independent counsels provided by Congress, as well as from non-reimbursed Justice Department agency expenditures and from intelligence agency appropriations.

"The cost of the Mueller investigation is far more than dollars and cents", he told Reuters in an interview. 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 has issued indictments or received guilty pleas from four former Trump campaign associates.

Suspect in court over 'No 10 assassination plot'
They would then attempt to kill Theresa May armed with a suicide vest, pepper spray and knife in the chaotic aftermath. Earlier on Tuesday, May's spokesman said Britain had thwarted nine plots in the last 12 months.

Manafort was charged, along with his longtime business partner Rick Gates, for work on behalf of Ukraine unrelated to the campaign.

A day later, the DOJ announced that former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents during the investigation about his contacts with three individuals said to have had connections to the Russian government.

In a statement, the special counsel's office said it will release a similar expenditure report after March 31, 2018.

Mueller Subpoenas Trump's Financial Records From A German Bank
In a statement, the bank said it cooperates with official investigators but would not discuss individual cases. That figure includes a $170-million loan Trump took out to finish a hotel in Washington .


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