Pres. Trump's Finances Being Targeted In Russia Probe

NEW Here's How Much the Special Counsel Has Cost So Far

"Special Counsel Mueller has spent $3.2 million on the first five months of his investigation, a figure that is entirely reasonable given the results we've already seen".

The costs include $1.7 million for salaries and benefits, $223,643 for travel, $362,550 for rent, $111,245 for IT services, and $3,554 in "miscellaneous" costs. The report said that past special counsels did not report such expenditures, and the expenses would have been incurred "irrespective of the existence" of the special counsel's office.

The special counsel also spent $223,643 on travel, nearly entirely for staffers who temporary relocated to the investigation's headquarters in Washington. The majority of the travel costs stemmed from the relocation of Justice Department employees temporarily assigned to the expanding investigation.

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"The Office of Special Counsel, as you know, has a degree of autonomy from the Department of Justice".

Mueller's team has also examined foreign lobbying conducted by Manafort, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others. Starr's sprawling investigation, which led the House to impeach Clinton for perjury, contributed to Congress letting a law that gave special investigators wide independence expire in 1999. That represents new money coming from an indefinite appropriation for independent counsels, which the Justice Department determined could be used to fund Mueller's work.

Mueller filed charges against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates on October 30.

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So far, Mueller's team has charged four people as part of the ongoing investigation.

Though Flynn already admitted that other top transition officials - including Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, and K.T. McFarland, who is now nominated to be the US ambassador to Singapore - were aware of his Russia-related dealings, Mueller is likely to want to talk to him about a wider range of topics, including whether Trump obstructed justice and tried to short circuit the probe.

In addition, Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates, are now facing several felony charges brought by the special counsel's office. Reports last week said the special counsel had removed a veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from his team for sending anti-Trump text messages.

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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.

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