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Cuộc điều tra Nga của Mueller tiêu tốn gần 17 triệu đô la của người thọ thuế


MN: Bộ Tư pháp vừa công bố báo cáo chi tiêu cho biết cuộc điều tra Nga do Công tố Đặc biệt Mueller lãnh đạo cho đến nay đã tiêu tốn gần 17 triệu đô la của người dân đóng thuế (*). Ông Trump không thể sa thải ông Mueller được vì sẽ gây nên một vụ ồn ào chính trị lớn, đặc biệt là hành động này sẽ khiến ông Mueller trở thành nạn nhân chính trị. Nhóm luật sư của Trump nay có thêm sự tiếp tay của ông Giuliani đang cố gắng làm việc với bên ông Mueller để sớm chấm dứt cuộc điều tra, được biết hạn trễ nhất là tháng 9 trước bầu cử giữa nhiệm kỳ.




Robert Mueller departs the United States Capitol following a closed-door meeting with members of the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary on June 21, 2017 - AP Images




Russia probe has cost taxpayers nearly $17 million since Mueller's appointment


Taxpayers have spent nearly $17 million on the Russia probe since Special Counsel Robert Mueller took over the investigation last year, according to a new spending report released Thursday by the Justice Department.


About $10 million was spent between October and March, the document states. That includes $4.5 million spent by Mueller’s team and another $5.5 million spent by the Justice Department on other expenditures attributable to the investigations.


“The department will continue to dedicate and leverage resources to maintain strong program and financial management controls,” the DOJ said in the report. “Management takes its program and financial accountability seriously and is dedicated to ensuring that funds are used in a responsible and transparent manner.”


Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Previously, the Justice Department said that during the May-September 2017 period, the investigation cost nearly $7 million.


That sum included $3.2 million in direct Special Counsel expenses and $3.5 million for other DOJ expenses, covering costs like agents working on raids or interviews and other government contractors.


The spending report said these expenses would “have incurred for the investigations irrespective of the existence” of Mueller’s probe.


Earlier this month, President Trump complained on Twitter about the money being spent on the “witch hunt.”


“At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt,” Trump asked in one tweet.


Mueller is investigating Russia’s attempted interference in the 2016 election, and whether there was any collusion with Trump campaign officials. The investigation has also ensnared other Trump officials, like former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manfort, over other issues.


Trump has repeatedly said there was “no collusion.”


Source: Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.