WH Declares the ‘Case Is Closed’ After Mueller’s Remarks: He’s ‘Moving On,’ Everyone Else Should Too

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Despite congressional Democrats’ continued press on the 22-month-long Russia investigation’s final report, the now-former special counsel Robert Mueller is done with it and the White House is saying everyone else should move on too.

“I am speaking out today because our investigation is complete,” Mueller told reporters on Wednesday. “The attorney general has made the report on our investigation largely public. We are formally closing the special counsel’s office and as well I’m resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life.”

Mueller finally spoke out publicly for the first time since his redacted report was released, as he told reporters that charges against President Donald Trump were “not an option,” due to not being able to indict a sitting president and he noted he wouldn’t be discussing it any further, as IJR News reported.

“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said. “We did not however make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”

Additionally, Mueller said, “I certainly do not question the attorney general’s good faith” in his decision to publicly release the full redacted report, instead of in parts.

Top Democrats have previously accused Attorney General William Barr of being a “liar” and claimed he “misrepresented very strongly what was in the report.”

The president took to Twitter following the special counsel’s remarks to declare, “The case is closed!”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mirrored the president’s remarks.

“The Special Counsel has completed the investigation, closed his office, and has closed the case,” she wrote in a statement.

Sanders continued:

“Mr. Mueller explicitly said that he has nothing to add beyond the report, and therefore, does not plan to testify before Congress. The report was clear—there was no collusion, no conspiracy—and the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction. Special Counsel Mueller also stated that Attorney General Barr acted in good faith in his handling of the report.”

The White House press secretary noted that Mueller is “moving on with his life” after the release of the long-awaited report, adding that “everyone else should do the same.”

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General Confusion
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“he told reporters that charges against President Donald Trump were “not an option,” due to not being able to indict a sitting president” Madison Summers As usual, Madison / IJR is distorting Mueller’s words into suggesting that King Donald The Loser is totally innocent. This is irresponsible journalism. While the Special Council could not find enough evidence to suggest conspiracy regarding the Trump campaign and Russia, they DID find lots of examples of obstruction of justice and he laid those cases out in his report. Although he was obtuse in how he worded it, he wants Congress to follow up… Read more »

Michael
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“Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a captain who is taller and stronger than any of the crew, but he is a little deaf and has a similar infirmity in sight, and his knowledge of navigation is not much better. The sailors are quarreling with one another about the steering — every one is of opinion that he has a right to steer, though he has never learned the art of navigation and cannot tell who taught him or when he learned, and will further assert that it cannot be taught, and they are ready… Read more »

Chad Evans
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I would so love to see the end of this, but I can’t imagine that happening.

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