Mueller: There was Russian meddling, Trump isn't exonerated of obstruction of justice

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U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivers a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. Photo credit: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Today Special Counsel Robert Mueller broke his years-long silence about his report. He said there was Russian interference in the 2016 election, but insufficient evidence of a broad conspiracy with the Trump campaign. Mueller emphasized that his report does not clear the president of obstruction of justice.

His comments come amid a continued and increasingly aggressive push by House Democrats to have him publicly testify. While not directly addressing that desire, Mueller said this, "There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report.”