Trump keeps whining and lying about the cost of the Mueller investigation. It has made money for the government through recovery of unpaid taxes.
The Mueller investigation has cost $12.3 million so far. (If you add additional DOJ spending that is related but would have happened anyway, the figure rises to $25 million.) Still, it’s not close to the $40 million price tag that Trump appears to have invented out of thin air.
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) December 15, 2018
President Trump has often complained about the cost of the Mueller investigation, saying its costs have exceeded $40 million.
According to a new report, that is not the case.https://t.co/IuAmaCpf70
— Axios (@axios) December 15, 2018
6/ Mueller’s team spent $12.3M on the Russia probe since last May. They’ve used another $13M worth of federal assets for the investigation. That’s far less than Trump claimed. This also doesn’t count forfeiture collection, which will add up to several mil+ https://t.co/RJp2dAnZC0
— Katelyn Polantz (@kpolantz) December 15, 2018
The Mueller investigation has cost $25 million so far, but it has lead to monetary estimated gains of up to $48 million for the government through the tax evasion the investigation has revealed.https://t.co/plp4pwIdM7
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 16, 2018