President Donald Trump tweeted a response to special counsel Robert Mueller’s comments about his Russia probe on Wednesday, declaring himself “innocent.”
“Nothing changes from the Mueller Report,” Trump said. “There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you.”
Mueller’s comments Wednesday ― in which he reiterated that his investigation didn’t allow for charging or implicating the president in a crime ― came as a surprise. He hadn’t publicly spoken at length about his probe into Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian interference into his election, and his statement came as lawmakers on Capitol Hill called for him to testify about his findings.
“If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller said. “A president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional.”