Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Tuesday released its first expense report, which showed that the probe so far has cost taxpayers $6.7 million.
Per The Hill, Mueller's probe so far has paid out $3.2 million in direct and reimbursed expenditures -- including $1.7 million in salary and benefits -- and $3.5 million in expenditures “attributable to the investigations" themselves.
Fox News wrote up its own report on Mueller's expenses so far with the headline, "Mueller's Russia probe spent nearly $7M in first few months" -- which quickly drew the ire of many of its fans on Twitter who consider the investigation to be a waste of taxpayer funds.
However, the Mueller probe's total expenses match up roughly with what the U.S. government spent on President Donald Trump's trips to his own Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida over the first six months of his presidency.
As the Washington Post reported earlier this year, the U.S. Coast Guard spent $6.6 million protecting Mar-a-Lago during the president's visits there in the first half of this year, which is roughly what Mueller has spent so far to secure an indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a guilty plea from former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Nonetheless, the president's supporters were outraged at Mueller's purportedly pricey probe -- check out the top responses below.
@FoxNews What a shame!!! All from a fake dossier that has been debunked!!! End this investigation now and quit wais… https://t.co/N8bToTtf5t— Haha1965 (@Haha1965) 1512491702.0
@FoxNews Hiding in plain sight. A corrupt, morally deficient, anti-American gov't 'tool' designed to eliminate oppo… https://t.co/4c1oThrdbA— Betty Eagan (@Betty Eagan) 1512492097.0
@FoxNews Wtf. This is a ridiculous Witch hunt— T-Covfefe (@T-Covfefe) 1512491702.0