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By Allan Smith
Special advocate Robert Mueller has spoken – and he makes no comment.
Mike Viqueira of MSNBC approached Mueller on Sunday as he was leaving St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, to travel to Easter. Viqueira asked Mueller and his wife, Ann Mueller, to get in their car to find out he would testify before Congress after Thursday's release of his report on President Donald Trump and Russian election interference .
Mueller said that he would offer "no comment".
Viqueira then asked Mueller if he had investigated a person other than Trump, and that the evidence was identical, would they be charged? The reporter also asked why Mueller had not made a recommendation on a possible obstruction of justice and whether Attorney General William Barr had correctly described the report in his initial summary and press conference.
Mueller did not respond when he entered his car.
"I think it's fair to describe the director Mueller today as being" tight-lipped "in response to my questions," Viqueira told MSNBC.
Mueller remained silent during his investigation, which began in May 2017, refusing to initiate a public debate on the investigation. Mueller's "no comment" was the first time that he had spoken publicly to the media of the investigation since its inception.
In his more than 400-page report on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, on the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials and on the fact that the president is seeking to obstruct to justice, Mueller said that he was not able to establish a Trump-Russia plot. not come to a traditional prosecution decision on obstruction.