House Votes for Regular Audits of Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation

(From The Washington Examiner)

The House voted Friday to audit special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to see how he’s spending money as he investigates alleged collusion between Russia and President Trump’s campaign.

Lawmakers voted 207-201 to attach the language to a veterans, military construction, and energy and water spending bill that was headed to pass Friday.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has been pushing for an audit of the Mueller probe in part because he is seeking information about the scope of the investigation. His amendment “reestablishes a semiannual Government Accountability Office financial review of obligated expenditures” from Mueller’s office.

It would also require GAO to turn over the audits to House committees, including the Judiciary and Government Oversight panels.

“It’s time for Congress to act to restore this key oversight provision,” Meadows said. He is a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that would receive the audit.

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