Washington: The FBI special counsel, Robert Mueller, who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections bid farewell from public life on Wednesday after affirming that the reason he did not charge Trump was because Justice Department regulations would not allow it since under its reading of the Constitution a sitting President cannot be charged.
In a dramatic finale to nearly three years of political turmoil arising from reports of Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential elections, Mueller made a ten-minute long statement to clarify his conclusions without taking any question from journalists, while announcing that he is also resigning from the Department of Justice and returning to private life. He also pointed out that he is not inclined to testify before Congress because whatever he had to say is contained in his report and there was nothing he could or would add to that.
As per Mueller,there was little doubt that Russia interfered in the US elections in various ways, from hacking the Clinton campaign servers to releasing information to damage a presidential candidate. But there was “insufficient evidence" to show that there was any collusion or collaboration from Trump campaign on the issue.
Mueller will now go down in history as the man who indirectly implicated Trump but did not indict him citing constitutional constraints.