Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that he would not provide any information to the public or Congress beyond what is in his 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump.
“We chose those words carefully…the report is my testimony,” Mueller said in his first public remarks since being appointed special counsel more than two years ago.
He reiterated his conclusion of a systematic effort by Russia to interfere in the election and damage Hillary Clinton, and said of Trump, “If we had had confidence that he clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” But he said he was prohibited by Justice Department rules from considering charges against the president.
President Trump said afterwards that “nothing changes” after special counsel Robert Mueller made his first comments on the Russia investigation.
“Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you,” he tweeted.
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