In an exchange with Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley, Mueller agreed that WikiLeaks is a hostile intelligence service. Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee, Mueller publicly faced questions for the first time about the investigation. He kept his answers brief, but reiterated that his investigation did not exonerate Trump.
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In highly anticipated testimony before the US Congress, the former special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to seven hours of questioning in back-to-back appearances before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. KatiePavlich FoxNews. Mueller acknowledged there was insufficient evidence to establish a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians, but he said it would not be accurate to suggest there was no evidence of coordination. Multiple top Trump campaign and administration officials were convicted of lying to investigators about their contacts with Russians. Mueller said in his report that the written answers he received from Trump during his investigation proved insufficient. Mueller told lawmakers he felt such a move would result in a protracted legal fight, thus impeding the conclusion of the investigation. Mueller declined to address the question. Under further questioning from Ken Buck, a Republican from Colorado, Mueller also said Trump could be charged with a crime after he left office.
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Move comes after former special counsel defended his investigation into collusion between President Trump and Russia. The Republican chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee says he will accede to Democrats' request to call former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify, after he led a probe into allegations of collusion between United States President Donald Trump and Russian officials in the US presidential election. Though the committee's Republican majority had previously said it was time to move on, Graham said the Democrats' repeated requests for Mueller to appear would now be granted. The two-year-long Mueller investigation did not establish collusion between Trump's campaign team and Russia. But Mueller said it did establish that Moscow had intervened in efforts to boost Trump's election chances, and he pointedly said it did not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice. Democrats were outraged when Trump on Friday commuted the jail sentence of Stone. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the commutation a case of "staggering corruption". Apparently Mr.