Special counsel Robert Mueller is hiring additional prosecutors and diverting more Justice Department resources towards his investigation into Russia-Trump collusion; escalating his months-long war against the White House.
According to Bloomberg, Mueller’s 17-person team is reportedly swamped with “higher-than-expected volume” of court challenges and legal problems surrounding his never-ending probe into the Trump campaign.
“According to his most recent statement of expenditures, more money is being spent on work done by permanent Department of Justice units than on Mueller’s own dedicated operation. The DOJ units spent $9 million from the investigation’s start in May 2017 through March of this year, compared with $7.7 million spent by Mueller’s team,” writes Bloomberg.
The special counsel’s probe has come under fire in recent weeks after multiple court challenges and a scathing IG report raised serious questions over Mueller’s investigation.
“Whatever you got, finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart,” Rep. Trey Gowdy told the Deputy Attorney General last week, urging an immediate end to the year-long probe.
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