May 29, 2019 / 3:53 PM / 2 months ago

Trump says "nothing changes" after Mueller statement

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is shown speaking on a monitor about his report into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election and any potential wrong doing by President Donald Trump in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reacted swiftly to a statement by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his Russia investigation on Wednesday, saying nothing had changed and “the case is closed!”

“There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent,” Trump wrote in a Twitter post. “The case is closed!”

Mueller, however, did not proclaim Trump’s innocence. “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so,” Mueller said.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott

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