The Department of Justice announced special counsel Robert Mueller will issue a statement on Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST regarding the “investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.”
??? Robert Mueller is going to break his silence at 11:00 this morning. ??? pic.twitter.com/cZiJKzOl2Q
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) May 29, 2019
It was not clear what he intended to say, but the statement comes amid demands for Mueller to testify on Capitol Hill about his findings and tension with Attorney General William Barr over the handling of his report.
Mueller’s report into Russia meddling in the 2016 election did not find that Russia and the Trump campaign coordinated to sway the presidential election. It did not reach a conclusion on whether the president had obstructed justice.
Barr is currently in Alaska for work.
According to CNBC’s Eamon Javers, the White House was told Tuesday evening that Mueller was planning on issuing a statement Wednesday.
Senior Administration Official says the White House knew this was coming from Mueller: “We were advised he may make a statement.” Official says the heads up came last night.
— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) May 29, 2019
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