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for the first time since he was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the twenty sixteen U. S. election bush will counsel Robert Muller on Wednesday spoke publicly about the probe and its findings there were multiple systematic efforts to interfere in our election for two years Miller remained almost unseen speaking only through courts documents as his investigation charged dozens of Russians and several close associates of president Donald Trump with crimes ranging from cyber crime to financial fraud and lying to investigators and Congress is report released last month so the probe did not find sufficient evidence to charge a criminal conspiracy between the trump campaign and Russian agents to sway the twenty sixteen election the mother left a large question mark hanging over a second item whether trump broke the law trying to obstruct the investigation on that subject Muller road this well this reports does not conclude the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him and on Wednesday the special counsel took care to make that point clear if we had had cog confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so Muller spelled out that as an employee of the justice department he was bound by long standing rules that a sitting president cannot be criminally charged charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider it would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge Muller's report outlines more than a dozen instances where the president appears to have tried to interfere in the probe first under FBI director James Comey and then by firing homey and then when mother took over the investigation but in summarizing Mahler's findings last month U. S. Attorney General William Barr said the justice department concluded the evidence was quote not sufficient to establish the president's committed an obstruction of justice offense and Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that Miller found no wrongdoing whatsoever you know we had no collusion no obstruction we had no no , I think Democrats disagree we believe that no one is above the law including the president of the United States and we believe that the president United States is engaged in a cover up and some are calling for Congress to act were Muller says he could not and begin impeachment hearings molar appeared to suggest that path Wednesday the constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system , to formally accused a sitting president of wrongdoing mother said that despite a push for him to testify before Congress he would not discuss matters beyond what was contained in its four hundred page report report is my testimony I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress he said he plans to return to private life and hope that his remarks Wednesday would be the last he spoke about the investigation