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Chris Strohm

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation cost about $25 million from the time he was appointed in May 2017 to the end of September 2018, the Justice Department said in a report on Friday.

Mueller spent about $4.6 million from April to September of this year, according to his most recent statement of expenditures released on Friday. In addition, Justice Department agencies spent about $3.9 million during that period on tasks related to the probe, according to the document.

Mueller previously reported that Justice Department units spent $9 million from the investigation’s start in May 2017 through March of 2018 compared with $7.7 million spent by his own team.