Mueller details $3M spent on early months of Russian Federation probe

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While the expenses associated with the special counsel's team total $3.2 million, the report notes that an additional $3.5 million was spent during the course of the investigation on DOJ components that support the investigation.

The spending, compiled by Mueller's office, was released by the Justice Department on Tuesday and covers the period from May 17 through September 30.

It's hard to make comparisons to other investigations led by specially designated prosecutors or to draw conclusions about how much Mueller will ultimately spend.

Democratic representative Maxine Waters (California) as well as a host of other Democrats have posed the question of whether the hefty loans made to the President had anything to do with Russian Federation, amid repeated denial from Trump himself that he committed any wrongdoing. Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr spent more than $52 million investigating President Bill Clinton, and the five independent counsels appointed to investigate various Clinton-related matters during the 1990s spent more than $100 million. The report said that past special counsels did not report such expenditures, and the expenses would have been incurred "irrespective of the existence" of the special counsel's office.

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Funds were spent on personnel, travel and office space, the Justice Department said. Those people include Mueller himself, Jeannie Rhee, James Quarles and Aaron Zebley, who left the law firm Wilmer Hale with Mueller in May, and Greg Andres, the prosecutor who left the law firm Davis Polk in August and is co-leading the case against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates.

As part of the deal, Flynn's son Michael Flynn Jr.is not expected to be charged and Flynn is prepared to testify that high-level officials on Trump's transition team directed him to make contact with the Russians in December 2016.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told an interviewer he is satisfied with the work of special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation is being criticized by President Donald Trump as "the greatest Witch Hunt in US political history".

He said his team is accountable for the work of Mueller and the special counsel team. Two have pleaded guilty.

On Friday, Mueller revealed a guilty plea by Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, who admitted lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

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