Fitton: Judicial Watch Sues for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Security Detail Costs
JANUARY 03, 2019
In all the reporting that has been done regarding the Office of the Special Counsel, something notably missing is a full accounting of what the investigation is costing Americans, as well as any evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
To try to get more information on Mueller’s basic operational budget, Judicial Watch just filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records of costs incurred by and logs maintained by the security detail for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Judicial Watch filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the agency failed to respond adequately to its March 19, 2018, FOIA request for:
- All records reflecting expenses incurred by, and disbursements of funds for, the security detail for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
- All logs maintained by the security detail assigned to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The Special Counsel’s office reportedly has spent over $25 million so far.