Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.
In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.
The Department of Justice conducts federal investigations. The DOJ is funded through Congress at the direction of the president's budget.
After learning on Monday that special counsel John Durham found that the FBI "didn't have sufficient information" to investigate possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump, we had a follow up question:
How much did the ridiculous "Russiagate" witch hunt cost?
Today’s offering: $32 million to investigate 'Russian collusion!'
According to USA Today after the Mueller investigation ended in 2019:
Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election cost nearly $32 million, according to the final expenditure report by the former special counsel.
$32 million of taxpayer dollars to find... no collusion. Robert Mueller concluded.
Which produced an investigation into that investigation by John Durham - who, again, concluded that the FBI had nothing to go on when they went after Trump.
Millions of Americans' dollars spent for nothing. Literally.