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Robert Mueller resigns, says special counsel probe did not exonerate Trump

President Trump has rejected allegations that his election campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller. Photo: Reuters

Press Trust of India Washington
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who investigated into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, resigned Wednesday but made it clear that he did not exonerate President Donald Trump but did not charge him with a crime as it was "not an option" under guidelines of the justice department.

Speaking about his 22-month investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Mueller during a surprise media appearance said intelligence officers with the Russian military "launched a concerted attack on our political system" in an attempt to "interfere with our election and to damage a presidential candidate." Mueller opened his

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First Published: May 29 2019 | 10:36 PM IST

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