Key Points – takeaways
- No exoneration
- Could not find reason for not indicting
- Mueller could not indict President Trump because of Department of Justice (DOJ) rules , OAC opinion
- Donald Trump could be indicted after leaving office
- President refused to be interviewed
- Mr. Trump declined to provide answers to written questions
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is on Capitol Hill for historic testimony before lawmakers in back-to-back House hearings on his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald.
House Democrats on both Judiciary and Intelligence Committees spent months preparing Mueller testimony before Congress to answer lingering questions about his 22-month investigation.
Mueller was reluctant to appear before Congress, and only agreed to appear under subpoena from both panels.
“The report is my testimony,” he said in his only public statement on the report in May.
Trump culpability for crimes he is alleged to have committed divides opinion and conclusions along partisan lines with Republicans seeking to rubbish Mueller report.