Trump Says 'Nothing Changes' After Mueller Statement

Oscar Cross
May 31, 2019

Mueller's public remarks were his first since concluding a almost two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump sought to obstruct the probe.

President Trump, who probably watched the remarks that were aired live by most news channels, responded shortly after with a tweet: "Nothing changes from the Mueller Report".

Meanwhile, some Democrats have taken Mueller's insistence on not prosecuting Trump as a cue to bring their own charges, including impeachment proceedings, against the president.

Some have questioned the policy, which was adopted by the Office of Legal Counsel in 1973 during the apex of the Watergate scandal.

"Robert Mueller came to the Oval Office (along with other potential candidates) seeking to be named the Director of the FBI", Trump tweeted.

"It would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge", he said.

"If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so", Mueller declared.

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his first public comments on Wednesday.

But what remains unresolved is whether Trump obstructed Mueller's investigation.

Mueller appeared to have misgivings at one point as well, complaining to Barr in March that he had initially disclosed his main findings in an incomplete way that caused public confusion.

"'The Jews always flip", US President Donald Trump reportedly said after being told that three Jewish associates had agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe, according to a new tell-all book on the Trump administration. "This included investigating any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign", Mueller said.

Mueller on Wednesday revealed that he won't be making any further remarks - to Congress or otherwise - on the matter as he will be resigning from his post at the Department Of Justice.

Rep. Justin Amash of MI last week became the sole Republican in Congress to say the Mueller Report shows that Trump obstructed justice and should be impeached. His report is "my testimony", he said, and he won't go beyond what is written in it.

This is his first public statement regarding the investigation.

Barr initially sent a four-page summary of the report's principal conclusions to Congress, followed by a redacted version of the full report last month.

Previously, House Judiciary Committee chair Rep.

"Third, right or wrong, Mr. Mueller made clear that he believes his findings speak for themselves and that any remedy for a President who has committed crimes lies exclusively in the hands of our Congress".

The president commented on Mueller's statement as he left the White House for the Air Force Commencement ceremony.

"The report is my testimony", Mueller said.

But a joint statement by Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec and Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mr. Mueller, disputed that the special counsel contradicted Mr. Barr.

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