Costs team American spectacular Robert Mueller, investigating possible Russian interference in presidential elections in 2016, amounted to $ 3.2 million. About it reports Reuters referring to the Ministry of justice.
It is noted that this amount was spent from mid-may to September 30 of the current year. The money went to pay for the 17 lawyers, FBI agents, and support staff.
Mueller presented the first results of the investigation in late October. Defendants in this case — Half Manafort, former head of election staff of Donald trump and his business partner Rick gates — is charged with 12 criminal episodes, in particular a conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and tax evasion. However, none of them not directly connected with the “intervention” of Russia.
May 18, former official of the U.S. justice Department and former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special adviser to oversee the investigation “attempts of intervention of the government of Russia in the presidential elections of 2016”. The US President Donald trump said that the Mueller investigation confirms the absence of “collusion” between his campaign and a foreign power. He later called the appointment of the Prosecutor and its investigation a “witch hunt”.
Moscow has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. In particular, in January was published the declassified version of the report of the intelligence services, which asserted that the hackers who attacked American computer systems during the election campaign, are the Russian authorities, who thus allegedly wanted to influence the political process in the country. In Russia all these accusations categorically deny, including at the highest level.