The Clinton/Lewinsky investigation lasted six months, and cost
taxpayers $6.2 to $7 million (depending upon definitions of what is to
be included as a part of the investigation):
"Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr spent more than $6 million on the
Monica Lewinsky scandal and the overall investigation of President
Clinton is becoming the most expensive in history, congressional
auditors reported yesterday... Starr's expenditures totaled $6.2
million in the six months through last Sept. 30, up nearly 60 percent
from the $3.9 million in the previous six months, said the GAO
[General Accounting Office]. "
"Independent Counsel Ken Starr's office spent $6.2 million during the
six months last year when wrapping up its case against President Bill
Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky matter. With that additional spending,
Starr's probe is about to become the most expensive independent
counsel inquiry ever."
"Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr spent $6.2 million during the
six months last year when he was deposing former White House intern
Monica S. Lewinsky and concluding his impeachment case against
President Clinton, according to the General Accounting Office.
From April through September, Starr's spending on salaries, travel,
rent, supplies and private outside contractors--along with special
services from the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and other agencies of
the government--increased more than 50 percent over the previous six
"Independent counsel Kenneth Starr spent $7.2 million investigating
President Clinton during the six-month period that included the Senate
impeachment trial... Starr's expenses for the six-month period ending
March 31 included $5.7 million for salaries, travel and rent and $1.5
million for costs of U.S. Marshals Service, FBI and Justice Department
employees detailed to Starr's office, the General Accounting Office,
the investigative arm of Congress, said in a report released
Regarding the cost in terms of human energy output, the figures I've
found are quite vague. The best I can say is that tens of thousands of
man-hours were devoted to the investigation by an untold number of FBI
agents, US Marshals, clerical support staff, and Ken Starr's stable of
"Starr has declined to release the kind of detailed billing and
expense statements contained in the documents provided to The Times on
Wednesday. The only financial reports previously released through the
General Accounting Office summarized information and did not include
line-item expenditures... Most of the money was spent on personnel and
benefits. Starr revealed that he had 'approximately 57 employees' on
the payroll, including 27 attorneys. Starr said the average attorney
salary was $95,838."
Google search strategy:
Google Web Search: "lewinsky" + "investigation" + "cost" + "million"
Google Web Search: "lewinsky" + "investigation" + "total cost"
Google Web Search: "lewinsky" + "investigation" + "cost" + "gao"
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