The government watchdog group argues the American people deserve to know how much money Mueller’s office is using to fund his witch hunt against President Donald Trump.
Judicial Watch said it sought “the copy of the budget prepared or submitted” by Mueller, but was notified by DOJ officials on Jan. 19 that the department was simply refusing to hand over the information.
The DOJ said: “seven pages were located that contain records responsive to your … request. We have determined that this material should be withheld in full because it is protected from disclosure under the FOIA.”
The department claimed Mueller’s budget information can’t be released to the public because it may interfere with “law enforcement proceedings.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that previously published expenditures by Mueller’s office show his office spent a total was $3,213,695 between May 17, 2017, to September 30, 2017.
“Special Counsel Mueller’s operation is not above the law. The American people have a right to know how much taxpayer money is planned for his massive investigation,” Fitton said. “No one else in DC seems to be providing oversight of the Mueller operation, so once again it is up to the citizen’s group Judicial Watch to fight for accountability.”
Mueller spent nearly one million dollars per month to fund an investigation that has not proven a shred of evidence supporting the Democrats claim that Trump colluded with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.
Like Fitton, many Americans deserve and demand to know how much of the taxpayers money Mueller is wasting on his investigation.
If the DOJ has millions of dollars lying around, perhaps a second special counsel should be appointed to look into the many scandals from former President Barack Obama’s administration.
Source: Judicial Watch