Mueller: Trump neither exonerated or charged

In his first public remarks on the Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller said that while he did not exonerate President Trump, charging the president with a crime was “not an option.”

The Washington Times reported that Mueller “made clear that his team never considered indicting Trump,” because the Justice Department prohibits the prosecution of a sitting president, so the action would be unconstitutional.

Moreover, Mueller said that no further information would be revealed if he testified before Congress, for his written report was his entire testimony.

As the Washington Times wrote, “The report found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to tip the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in Trump’s favor. But it also did not reach a conclusion on whether the president had obstructed justice.”

The questions of crime and impeachment now falls to Congress, which has been warned by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi against taking such actions, as it could likely help Trump win a re-election.



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