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Mueller Runs Up $16 Million Tab in Trump-Russia Investigation

  • Funding includes spending by Justice Department components
  • Special counsel spent $4.5 million from October through March
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Robert Mueller may be the perfect man to investigate alleged ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.(Source: Bloomberg)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has cost more than $16 million during its first year, according to the Justice Department.

The department on Thursday released the latest spending tally, compiled by Mueller’s office, showing that $10 million was spent from Oct. 1 to March 31. Mueller’s direct spending during the time period was about $4.5 million.