Trump has spent 83 million taxpayer dollars on golf, while the Mueller investigation has only cost $25 million.
Reuters reported on the latest DOJ data on the cost of the Mueller probe, ” The U.S. Justice Department has spent a total of $25.2 million on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia from its start in May 2017 through September 2018, according to the latest public data released on Friday.”
As CNBC reported, Mueller has turned a profit from the investigation, “Mueller may have also paid for his own investigation. That’s because, as part of his plea deal with the special counsel, Manafort agreed to forfeit real estate and cash estimated to be worth between $42 million and $46 million.”
Trump claimed the investigation cost $40 million, which was a lie:
When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end-or will it just go on forever? After wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?), it has proven only one thing-there was NO Collusion with Russia. So Ridiculous!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2018
Trump’s golf trips are costing taxpayers more than the Mueller investigation
According to Trump Golf Count, the president’s golf trips to his private clubs have cost taxpayers $83 million. This means that the Mueller investigation has turned an estimated profit of at least $17 million, while Trump has spent nearly $100 million of taxpayer money on trips to play golf at his clubs.
Trump is bleeding the taxpayers dry with his trips, while Robert Mueller is pursuing truth and justice while making a profit for his country.
Beyond the rampant crime and corruption of his administration, Trump is living high on your dime. House Democrats are planning on investigating Trump‘s travel spending, and once they have the power of the purse, they will be able to end Trump‘s rampant waste of public funds.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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