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Trump Mocks Mueller Investigation After Papadopoulos’s Sentence Is Announced

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Mike Brest Reporter

President Donald Trump mocked special counsel Robert Mueller after George Papadopoulos’s 14-day jail sentence was announced Friday.

The president tweeted, “14 days for $28 MILLION – $2 MILLION a day, No Collusion. A great day for America!”

Papadopoulos was sentenced to serve two weeks in jail for lying to the FBI about his relationship with a European professor with links to the Russian government. The special counsel was looking for a sentence of anywhere from no jail time to six months. (RELATED: Papadopooulos Stint In Jail Will Be A Lot Less Than He Expected – And A Lot Less Than Mueller Wanted)

The judge also ordered a year of supervision, 200 hours of community service and a $9,500 fine for the former Trump aide.

While it’s unclear where Trump got the $28 million number, he did tweet that the Mueller investigation had cost $20 million back in May. The Department of Justice has reported that the special counsel’s office has spent $7.7 million, and that the DOJ has spent around $17 million on the Russia investigation. (RELATED: Mueller Claims That Papadopoulos Hindered Russia Probe)

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