Special Counsel Mueller's Russia probe spent $4.5 million from October to March: Justice Department

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Raw Story—U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating suspected Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election spent $4.5 million between October last year and March 2018, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. In addition, other Justice Department “components” spent $5.476 million on activities supporting the investigation, the department said in a published report. Mueller’s office is also looking into possible links between President Donald Trump’s election campaign and Russia. Even...

Robert Mueller Spent $4.5 Million On Russiagate Without A Congressional Appropriation. Whether for a new park in a powerful congressman’s home district or for a special counsel, the country’s checks mustn’t clear unless Congress actually says they should.