According to bloomberg, President Donald Trump has funded Special Counsel Robert Mueller through to the end of September 2019.
Trump is so not worried about this investigation he’s happy to extend its funding.
That’s mainly because there’s no collusion.
The Trump administration has set aside $10 million for Special Counsel Robert Mueller during the next fiscal year.
But the funding won’t be needed if probe closes before Sept. 30. Which it is expected to as Mueller is said to be wrapping up the investigation.
Essentially the $10 million is a placeholder in the Justice Department’s budget request for fiscal 2020, a Justice Department official said.
In the event that Mueller needs the money in the next fiscal year, he’ll have to put forward his own budget request this summer.
A Justice Department official said the placeholder funding isn’t intended to represent how much money Special Counsel Robert Mueller will actually spend, but it appears to be a close estimate of how much this investigation costs.
Mueller probe has cost around $25 million, Justice Department says
Mueller spent $9.1 million during fiscal 2018, according to expenditure statements released by the Justice Department.
Money that the Special Counsel has spent so far during the current 2019 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, isn’t available yet.
The Russia investigation has cost taxpayers about $25 million in total from the time Robert Mueller was appointed in May 2017 to the end of September 2018, according to the most recently available spending figures.
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