This probe was conjured up out of thin air. The $7 million it cost – by now we’re probably closer to $10 million – was from something more tangible: your bank account.
According to Fox News:
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office revealed Tuesday that the first few months of his Russia investigation cost taxpayers a total of nearly $7 million.
The sum includes $3.2 million in direct investigation expenses covering things like pay, supplies and rent; $1.7 million was for salary and benefits.
Then there are the $3.5 in “indirect expenses,” covering expenses like agents working on raids or interviews and other government contractors. The office said those expenses would have been incurred “irrespective of the existence of the SCO.“
The report covers the period from May 17, the date of Mueller’s appointment, through Sept. 30, the end of the federal fiscal year.
Though there was never evidence of collusion – except on the Democratic side, with the dossier cooked up by the Clinton campaign – Mueller will find something. Once you start an unlimited investigation, people get nervous and make mistakes. Or some wrongdoing is uncovered.
If Robert Mueller had unlimited funds to investigate 100 people, I’m willing to wager he would find some way to put at least 20 or 30 of them in jail. That’s why you are innocent until proven guilty in this country, and prosecutors have to make a decision about whether they think they can prove a crime before they go after you, because they have limited resources.
But Mueller’s resources are limited only by the amount he can take from you, which is limitless.