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- Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke publicly for the first time about his Russia investigation, delivering his remarks with a televised statement.
- Mueller used the statement to emphasize that his investigation did not exonerate President Trump, saying that if his team was confident the president did not commit a crime, they would have said so.
- He also said that indicting the president was something he and his team could not consider, because the Justice Department prohibits the prosecution of a sitting president.
- Mueller indicated that he would like the report to speak for itself, suggesting that if Congress calls him to testify, he will not provide new information.
- In the statement, the Special Counsel said his work is complete and that he will now be resigning to return to private life.