Why Was Mueller Investigation Needed if Witnesses Are Asked To Testify Again?

On May 17, 2017 Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel to investigate alleged coordination efforts between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. On March 22, 2019 he delivered his report final report to Attorney General William Barr.

Over the course of his probe, Mueller brought 199 charges against 34 people and three companies, including six of Trump’s former advisers and associates.

How much did the Mueller Investigation cost?

During these 22 months of investigation, Mueller’s team have filed 3 expense reports, with a fourth one coming soon. The first three reports totaled approximately $6.8 million, $10 million and $8.5 million, respectively. So the last one, if comparable to the others, would make the final dollar amount of Mueller’s probe between $32 million and $35 million.

Despite Mueller’s extensive investigation and its conclusions, democrats in Congress are pursuing multiple investigations on the same subjects previously investigated by the Special Counsel.

Rep. Mark Meadows questioned “what on earth was the point of a taxpayer funded special counsel if we’re going to demand every witness testify again—after the case is already closed?”