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Mueller Investigation Spent Nearly $32 Million: What a Colossal Waste of Money

Every taxpayer in the United States should be upset about this, but most people likely won't even know about it — the mainstream media won't tell them or will downplay it

So instead of working for the American people, the U.S. Congress frivolously spent time and money that wasn’t theirs on a quest fueled largely by emotional angst.

After listening to former special counsel Robert Mueller give a press conference and then sit before Congress and the American people for two separate live hearings across one day, I do not believe he was a major part of the Russian investigation that bore his name.

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I think his minions ran and completed the work.

It’s my opinion he did not write the report — and he may not even have bothered to read it before he testified.

Every taxpayer in the United States should be upset about this, but most people won’t even know about it, because they’re watching the right TV stations or reading the right publications or material.

CNN and the rest of those mainstream channels would never let them know this.

Check out these details:

The special counsel’s office directly spent about $16.4 million since it was brought into the fold in May 2017. Mueller spent approximately $6.56 million in the last eight months of the probe, of which $4.12 million was personally spent from the special counsel’s office, and the Justice Department used up $2.44 million to assist Mueller’s work, according to CNBC.

The nearly $32 million price tag, Politico reports, covered all expenditures through May 31, two months after Mueller wrapped up his investigation and the Justice Department released his 448-page report, with redactions, detailing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, but did not find a criminal conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

Though Mueller’s investigation carried an expensive cost, DOJ officials would have accrued $15.3 million throughout the inquiry regardless if Mueller had been brought in to serve as special counsel. The biggest component of Mueller’s receipts covered salaries and benefits, with $9.7 million allocated to the various lawyers, FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other personnel who assisted with the investigation.

Mueller’s office also revealed it spent $3.1 million on rent, communications, and utilities, and $1.6 million was allocated for travel and personal transportation. (source: Washington Examiner)

What a colossal waste of money — and it was all initiated by a bunch of people who should be punished for their political tactics.

Democrats don’t seem to care how they spend our money — and some of them knew the investigation was a lie from the beginning, all in an attempt to ruin a president who beat them in an election.

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Why wasn’t the origin of the Steele dossier investigated?

What was the date they found no interference on the part of the Trump campaign or associates — but continued anyway?

The Mueller investigation has been a rip-off from day one, as I see it.

Politicians, individual congressional members and attorneys got the money, and the citizens of this nation got the screws.

A version of this article appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."