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Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith Spends Over $5.4 Million in 5 Months Investigating Trump’s Case

Special Counsel Jack Smith of the Justice Department has spent over $5.4 million in the first five months of his investigation into former President Trump's case. (Photo: Yahoo News)
Special Counsel Jack Smith of the Justice Department has spent over $5.4 million in the first five months of his investigation into former President Trump's case. (Photo: Yahoo News)

According to Yahoo, Special Counsel Jack Smith of the Justice Department has spent over $5.4 million in the first five months of his investigation into former President Trump’s case.

The report also highlights that other Justice Department agencies assisting in Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation have contributed over $3.8 million, resulting in a total cost exceeding $9 million for the entire inquiry. (Photo: Bloomberg)

The report also highlights that other Justice Department agencies assisting in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation have contributed over $3.8 million, resulting in a total cost exceeding $9 million for the entire inquiry. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Special Counsel Jack Smith Spends Over $5.4 Million

Special Counsel Jack Smith was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November to examine Trump’s involvement in handling classified documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago residence, as well as his role in attempting to hinder the certification of the 2020 election.

The report reveals that approximately $2.6 million of the total expenditure of Special Counsel Jack Smith went towards personnel compensation and benefits, while nearly $1.9 million was allocated for contractual services, primarily legal and investigative support. Additional funds were utilized for rent, travel, and equipment.

The report also highlights that other Justice Department agencies assisting in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation have contributed over $3.8 million, resulting in a total cost exceeding $9 million for the entire inquiry.

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Costs of Durham and Hur investigations

The Department of Justice also disclosed reports detailing the recent expenses incurred by special counsels John Durham and Robert Hur aside from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s expenses.

Durham, who former Attorney General William Barr appointed to investigate allegations of ties between former President Trump and Russia, spent $1.1 million during the final six months of his investigation. Most of these funds were allocated to personnel payments, with an additional $59,000 utilized by other DOJ agencies.

Durham concluded his investigation in May, publishing a scathing report that found insufficient evidence to support the opening of the case. He criticized the FBI for relying on “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence,” describing their investigation as “seriously deficient.”

Hur, appointed by Attorney General Garland to probe President Biden’s handling of classified documents, has expended $615,000 since mid-January on the inquiry. However, more than $570,000 was contributed by other Justice Department agencies involved in the investigation, bringing the total cost to nearly $1.2 million.

As of now, Hur has not filed any charges in connection with his investigation.

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