President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to special counsel Robert Mueller’s first-ever public statement about his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential obstruction of justice by the president.
“The case is closed! Thank you,” the president tweeted.
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.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
Mueller has officially resigned from his post as special counsel and stated that the report speaks for itself.
Trump’s tweet came minutes after Mueller, speaking at the Department of Justice, reiterated the finding from his 22-month probe that “if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
Mueller’s 448-page report on the probe, made public in lightly redacted form last month by Attorney General William Barr, found insufficient evidence to show that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. The report made no determination on whether Trump obstructed justice, though it outlined multiple instances of potential obstruction.