Robert Mueller Speaks Publicly for First Time Since Report, Says He Never Considered Charging President

May 29, 2019 - 1:53 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller will resign from the Justice Department.

He made the announcement on Wednesday morning, and told the press that there was insufficient evidence to charge a wider conspiracy in the Russia investigation.

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He stopped short of fully exonerating the president, saying that if there was evidence the president did not commit a crime, then the Mueller Report would have said so.

Mueller said that long standing DOJ policy prevented the special counsel from charging a sitting president.

"Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider," he said.

 

 

Mueller said that any testimony to Congress would not go beyond the report.

The White House received word on Tuesday night, that Mueller would make a statement. A senior administration official said the White House would wait until after Mueller's remarks to comment.

This comes a day after the Mueller camp denied claims that the special counsel decided to drop a three count obstruction of justice indictment.

The Guardian reported that Fire And Fury author Michael Wolff based those claims on internal documents given to him by sources close to Mueller's office.

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