Donald Trump lashed out at the federal investigation into Russian election meddling on Saturday, with an exaggerated claim that it has cost more than $30m.
The president tweeted after a torrid day in which special counsel Robert Mueller revealed that former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and special counsel’s office about five different matters, and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen spoke with a Russian offering help during the 2016 election campaign.
Writing in capital letters, Trump wrote: “AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!”
The Mueller investigation began in May 2017, less than two years ago. The Politifact website estimates its cost at around $27m.