Well, this is going to make some of the MAGA warriors happy.
In a 207-201 vote, the House voted on Friday to audit the expenses of special counsel Robert Mueller and his team.
The language was attached to a veterans, military construction, and energy and water spending bill, and was on its way to passage on 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.
Also, the GAO would be required to turn over the results of their audits to the Judiciary and Government Oversight committees.
"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.
This is just another strike in the current battle going on between the intelligence community and President Trump’s loyalists within the GOP.
Republican lawmakers have been at odds with the Department of Justice over a memo Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote to Mueller last summer that provided the parameters of the Trump-Russia probe. The department has refused requests to turn over the memo, arguing earlier this month that doing so would “threaten the integrity” of the investigation.
And while they’re super-serious about finding out how much Mueller’s team has spent (the DOJ has reported $16.7 million in a bit over a year on expenses for special counsel), they’re less concerned about how much Trump has spent on his frequent trips to Mar-A-Lago.
At an estimated $1 million to $3 million per trip, and with his 17th trip in April, that puts expenses for the American taxpayers somewhere between $17 million and $51 million.