Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday that he would not testify before Congress on Russian interference.
“I hope and expect this to be the only time that I will speak to you in this manner,” Mueller said in remarks from the Justice Department. “I am making that decision myself — no one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter.”
Mueller also said that any testimony he would give publicly would not go beyond what is already laid out in the public version of his 448-page report.
Wednesday’s comments marked Mueller’s first public statements on the investigation, which he concluded earlier this year.
“There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report,” Mueller said. “It contains our findings, our analysis, and our reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself.”
“The report is my testimony.”
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