Former federal prosecutor Fred Tecce on special counsel Robert Mueller’s handling of the Russia investigation//Fox News
Special counsel Robert Mueller stood by his report into President Donald Trump’s campaign in his first public remarks since it was released Wednesday, saying his report would be his “testimony” if he is subpoenaed to speak before Congress.
Mueller defended his report into the Trump campaign at a press conference at the Department of Justice, adding he would be “formally closing the special counsel’s office” and that he would be “resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life.”
He said there was “insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy,” and if he were subpoenaed to go before Congress, “the report is my testimony.” Since Mueller resigned, it could be harder for Congress to get him to appear because he will be a private citizen.
“There has been a discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report,” he said.
He also added that if his office “had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”