Witch hunt" cost the US Treasury $ 32 million[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2019/8/3 9:16 • 56 times read[/rtl]
(Reuters) - The investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller in the so-called "Russian intervention" in the US election has cost $ 32 million in taxpayers' money, documents released by the US Justice Department said Friday.
In December of last year, it was reported that the cost of the Mueller team for a year and a half was $ 25 million. According to the new documents, two types of expenses were allocated to the investigation, which took two years. About $ 16 million was allocated directly to Muller personally, as well as to his office and staff.
US President Donald Trump usually calls the "witch hunt" an investigation into the alleged Russian intervention in the US presidential election.
Over the past six months, $ 4.1 million has been spent on Muller's investigation, with direct and indirect costs of $ 6.5 million for the past six months, according to Justice Department documents published on Friday.
Indeed, Muller has investigated allegations of "Russian intervention" in the election that Trump won against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
According to the results of the investigation, Muller confirmed the allegations of interference, although no evidence was found to prove "complicity" between the election winner Trump and Russia, which has repeatedly denied any interference in the elections.