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Mueller tells Congress his report did not exonerate Trump of obstruction

Just minutes into his back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill, former special counsel Robert Mueller told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that his report did not exonerate President Trump of obstruction of justice.

The big picture: Just a half-hour before the hearing began, Trump tweeted, "NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!" Mueller had previously stated at a press conference in May that he "would have said" if his office was confident the president did not commit a crime.

What they're saying:

  • Nadler: "The report did not conclude that [Trump] did not commit obstruction of justice. Is that correct?"
  • Mueller: "No."
  • Nadler: "And what about total exoneration? Did you actually totally exonerate the president?"
  • Mueller: "No."

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