Durham’s investigation into Russia probe costs $3.8 million so far


The reports, including one released Wednesday, show Durham’s team spent more than $2.8 million on travel, salaries, benefits, IT services and litigative support from October 2020 through September 2021. Other parts of the Justice Department that supported the special counsel’s office spent nearly $1 million in that time frame.

Durham was appointed during the Trump administration to investigate the FBI’s Russia probe, which uncovered contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians during the 2016 election.

His work was launched in 2019 by then-Attorney General William Barr, a skeptic of the Russia investigation. The Justice Department regulations that govern Durham’s conduct don’t require a public report — but previous special counsels, including Robert Mueller, have publicly released their findings.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said in October that he wants “as much as possible”…

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