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Mueller’s Investigation Has Cost $5 Million So Far

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election has cost more than $5 million, ABC News reports. “Those expenses include money for a staff of more than 16 attorneys, dozens of FBI agents, support staff, travel and office supplies.”

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Trump’s First Tweet in 48 Hours

“Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!”

— President Trump, on Twitter.

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White House Provided Oversight, Distractions for Trump During Comey Testimony

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New York Times: “In all, Mr. Trump watched only about 45 minutes of Mr. Comey’s testimony, the people close to the president said. Much of that time was spent under the eye of his take-charge personal lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, one of the cabinet members he trusts most. This was by design, with the president’s tacit consent. His aides packed the day with meetings and speechwriting session.”

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‘Lordy I Hope There Are Tapes’

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes” of Trump talks.

— Former FBI Director James Comey, answering questions from Senate Intelligence Committee Member Dianne Feinstein on his hopes that here are tapes of his Oval Office conversations with President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg.

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Comey Thought Trump Might Lie

“I was honestly concerned that he might lie.”

— Former FBI Director James Comey, quoted by the AP, testifying on why he created a memo on his January meeting with President Trump.

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Warner Highly Critical of Trump’s Behavior at Comey Hearing

“This is not how a President of the United States behaves.”

— Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), quoted by Axios, in his opening statement before former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Top Law Firms Refused to Represent Trump in Russia Investigations

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“Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed White House overtures to represent President Trump in the Russia investigations, in part over concerns that the president would be unwilling to listen to their advice,” Yahoo News reports.

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Three-Quarters Want Independent Russia Investigation

73%

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 73% of Americans want an independent, non-partisan commission instead of Congress to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Also striking: 61% say they have little to no confidence in Congress conducting a fair and impartial investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.

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Most Americans Favor a Trump-Russia Investigation

52%

A new Associated Press-NORC Center poll finds 52% of Americans favor an independent investigation into Donald Trump’s Russian ties while just 23% are opposed. Another 22% say they neither favor nor oppose an investigation. Broken down along party lines, more than three-quarters of Democrats favor an investigation while only one-quarter of Republicans do.