The cost was disclosed through the special counsel’s statement of expenditures. Mr. Mueller is required to publicly disclose his expenses at regular intervals per department policy.
Staff salaries and benefits for Mr. Mueller and his team was greatest expense, costing $2.7 million, according to the report. The next largest expense was rent and communication systems at $886,000.
Other costs included roughly $532,000 spent on travel; $264,000 on contractual services, including IT and finance; $29,000 for supplies and $54,000 to purchase equipment.
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