Judicial Watch is tracking what should be a top concern for the general public and mainstream media when it comes to Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian collusion: his budget and how it will affect taxpayers.

Judicial Watch just announced that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the budget and administrative records of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian interference investigation into the 2016 election.

Judicial Watch has already filed a FOIA in July 2017 that requested to see a budget prepared and submitted by Robert Mueller or his staff that pertains to the “Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.”

They also want a copy of all guidance memoranda and communications by which the Justice Management Division will review the Special Counsel’s Office’s  “Statement of Expenditures” prior to or for the purpose of making each public.

On July 7, 2017, The Washington Post reported that Special counsel Mueller submitted a proposed budget to the Justice Department, “but officials declined to make the document public and committed only to releasing reports of the team’s expenditures every six months.”

Judicial Watch is also pursuing multiple different FOIA requests related to surveillance, unmasking, and illegal leaking targeting President Trump and his associates during Mueller’s investigation into Russian involvement during the 2016 Presidential election.

“’The Mueller special counsel investigation is growing with seemingly little concern about costs to the taxpayer,’ said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. ‘Is the Justice Department hiding basic budget information about the Mueller special counsel operation because taxpayers and Congress would be outraged by the costs? Mr. Mueller is not above the law and he shouldn’t be able to keep his budget secret. No one else in DC seems to be providing oversight of the Mueller juggernaut, so once again it is up to the citizens’ group Judicial Watch to go to court and demand accountability.’”

BY Isabelle Weeks

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I am a staff writer for DC Statesman and like to report on current events happening in the Trump administration as well as the political world.

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  • Lynda

    Thank you Judicial Watch for your good work.

    • dalek2

      They are like a bloodhound on a good scent. It may take a while but they just keep following the scent.

  • Demoncrats

    The Mueller special prosecution team will have wasted millions of dollars and be the joke of the century if the persons indicted aren’t Obammy, Hitllery, Holder, Lynch, Comey, Clapper, or any key Demoncrat criminal.

    • Virtual_Reality_Loser

      But they will all laugh their way to the bank with this make work project.

      • Evermyrtle

        Let’s hope the way to a waiting cell is their outlook, with bank doors closed against them, because of their dishonest tricks, in the past! They deserve their own individual cot in their own cell!

      • JOgershok

        I hope you are incorrect but will NOT hold my breath.

      • darkcyder

        Or as Obama termed it “shovel ready”.

    • You forgot Chuckie Schumer.

  • mbnick

    Democrat operative Mueller and his band of 17 mega buck Clinton ;awyers are costing the 53% Millions PER MONTH to keep the DNC Russia hoax alive. E-mail your representative. Let them know we have had enough. Donate their bloated paychecks to Hurricane costs.

  • 2BFree2B

    Mueller is just another politician that has no problem wasting somebody else’s money…the taxpayer. If he’s investigating something other than the 2016 election, let the money to pay him and his ambulance chasers come out of somebody else’s pockets. This bottomless pit sucks. If the “investigation” has changed directions and the 2016 election and Trump’s collusion has turned up nothing…the taxpayer should NOT be on the hook for any investigations beyond that point. Let the Clintons, Obama, Manafort, pay for their own legal fees. this “investigation could go on forever” chasing one rabbit trail after another. Time to put a limit on it. If Mueller pursues anything against anyone beyond the Trump election, let him send them the bill.

    • elmcqueen3

      Mueller is a part of the “swamp”…he needs to be “drained” from this nonsense investigation…if this investigation continues outside of looking for Russian collusion with the Trump campaign team 99% of the US population and businesses will be open to federal scrutiny and investigation…to include you and me…as if they already haven’t…Shades of George Orwell’s “1984”.

  • Bragar

    Total sham run by an idiot and a large cast of political hacks…

  • Babsan

    Thank God for Judicial Watch

  • PL1819

    My thanks to Judicial Watch come in the form of money to help support them. Their newsletter is very informative!

  • ch

    I think that this witch hunt which was started by Comey when he illegally released confidential government documents to a friend to release to the press, needs to pay to defray the costs. Because all of this is also done off a FAKE dossier paid for by the DNC and hiTLIARY, that her Clinton Foundation needs to be billed the costs as well as taking money from the DNC coffers. The US taxpayer should not have to foot this bill as the Fake dossier is the driving force of the investigation.
    Judicial Watch is a great organization looking out for the interests of the public

  • Foundersclub

    If Mueller and his team don’t start investigating the real perps of the search for the strawberries, I say we join Judicial Watch and start a class action lawsuit.

    • Evermyrtle

      They are not interested in the “real perps”, they want to be protected, they don’t want to pay for their “devilment against conservative America!” Jail surely is a terrible place to be, give them their dirty mansions, paid for with dirty works against America and their fellow man!!!

    • darkcyder

      Problem is THEY are the real perps. It’s kind of like asking John Dillinger to go out looking for bank robbers. the pay is good, and you are never going to indict yourself. In fact, you are in the perfect position to destroy any information that points to you.

  • Ralph Johnson

    I agree this was all for nothing.. The problem is with the dumbocrats and the obummer admin..

  • Pat Sugrue

    JW Please publish this information I have sent repeated requests to my elected officials asking what this is costing and not one response. We are getting fleeced again and I’m sure dems are or should be upset as well

  • Dennis Correll

    PLEASE, PLEASE KEEP UP YOUR
    – GREAT, GREAT WORK !!
    GOD BLESS ALL YOUR STAFF 🙂
    – THANK YOU – THANK YOU 🙂

  • Charlie

    Since Mueller was one of the people with prior knowledge of all that is being investigated and was one of the players of alleged problem leads one to question all . Just how stupid do these people in our nation’s capital think We the People are , perhaps in their closed mind’s We the people are as dumb as a pile of rocks . This investigation is asinine ,the investigation is being controlled by someone that should be part of the investigation . The waste of tax payer’s money to pull a ruse over the eyes of whomever and to point blame of the failed second run of Hillary on a pile of manure drummed up by the guilty is beyond unbelievable. Those that have the power to produce the truth and cut the BS game that is being played now should step forth and do so .

  • aztex7007

    Thanks Tom (Judicial Watch), another wasteful taxpayer funded project
    (investigate all the wrong people) and call it a day all the while padding
    your own bank account. Washington is a cesspool.

  • gobrien

    Where’s Rudy? I think he should be appointed to head a special counsel to investigate Hillary, Obama, DOJ, FBI, etc., especially as it relates to Uranium One. If the Dems think Russia is so evil — why did we sell them a 1/5th of our uranium? Why didn’t Obama and Hillary do something about Crimea, the civilian airliner they shot down, the invasion of Ukraine, etc., etc.

  • dan690

    All that money is wasted since the collusion is all by the democrats.

    • Doris Will

      All of this is collusion. How could Rod Rosenstein agree to pay for anything past the Russia matter. That was what Schumer and Pelosi demanded, Rod Rosenstein signed for any further investigation, then he better start paying for it. If Schumer and Feinstein requested this further information. Big shot Feinstein telling Mueller to follow where the investigation leads beyond Russia. First they vote themselves a Cadillac Medical Plan, Obama Care is for the Peons. Then they run the debt up to $20 TRILLION. Now we get saddled with Mueller and his herd of
      blood sucking lawyers. Let the Democrats fork it over. Enough is enough.

  • samiam

    Judicial Watch thank you for looking at this and being willing to act on it too! Taxpayers should not be left out of the budget process!

  • gingerpal

    I am proud to support Judicial Watch.

  • jackw97224

    Well, Mueller is biased against Trump and he should have recused himself. I think he is dishonest. And of course there will be cost overruns as that is almost axiomatic with government and am glad Judicial Watch is going after Mueller on this financial issue; he is corrupt. Oh, and notice the duplicity, Mueller going after Manafort and Gates on financial issues while Mueller pisses away taxpayer monies to run his vendetta against Trump. Mueller stinks to the Ionosphere.

  • donl

    This guy and his “dream team” are costing us to much money. Crap or get off the pot. This country is in debt up to our ears. We could use that money to help pay it off. Shut it down!

  • Richard Naples

    What do we have to do to get honesty anywhere in government. I said all the organizations should get together and support buses of people to Washington to protest the government and the way it is not working for the American people. They have us in debt and just keep wasting money and do not care about America but only themselves. The average person in America

  • Robert Kahlcke

    Can anyone explain to me, why the sale of weapons grade uranium to Russia, that is considered by many an enemy is not an act of treason?

  • Terry Green

    Thank God for Judicial Watch. This bird, Mueller, contrary to what he and all other Justice Dept. officials and flunkies think is NOT ABOVE THE LAW or above ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GOVERNMENT (OUR) EXPENDITURES. The nerve of these clowns to think they are is an insult to our way of life and out precious government.

  • LJJ1937

    It is about time……..This man is not to be trusted…….I am with Lynda!!!!!

  • Marlene Sandford

    I still don’t understand why Trump did not get rid of all Obama’s holdovers from day one.

  • Thomas L. Stafford

    They had planned for this crap to last six months? That is malfeasance.

  • Bigmanuger

    The entire Mueller thing is all bs. They aren’t investigating the true criminals, Hilary,podesta,Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz,bubba ,Chelsie, etc.

    • Fungi2bewith

      And Donna Brazile has a new book out! She should be in jail!

  • pj4me

    The question is, will Judicial Watch win and get what they’ve requested? Seems Mueller and his corrupt cohorts, the Dems, Hillary & BO, Comey, all of them have been winning.

  • Pam page

    They do all the hard work for us ,,, thankyou

  • Morgan23

    Hey!! What are you talking about. It isn’t REAL money it Tax Money stupid. Why should anyone care. Just take it from the Planned Parenthood subsidy, or drop some of those welfare payments. What is the matter with people? It isn’t real money and there’s more where that comes from…..you and me!

  • joe1cr

    Mueller and other Hillary campaign donators are guarding her Russian hen house.

  • Loretta

    Judicial Watch is doing a better job than the DOJ

    • Fungi2bewith

      Don’t forget the ACLJ! I would die happy if my son was working for Jay Sekulow.
      I looked @ your last dozen comments. U make so much sense. I clicked “Follow” and will sip from your cup of wisdom from time to time! Cheers!

  • wga8888

    When is Robert Mueller going to indict Robert Mueller as part of the Uranium One conspiracy against the America People?. Most of Robert Mueller’s Clinton Staff are likewise implicated as members of this conspiracy.

  • JOgershok

    Drain this swamp too.

  • CaptTurbo

    Mueller is a swamp pig.