Robert Mueller to Make Statement on Russia Investigation – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, will speak about the Russia investigation at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, his first public comments since he took over the inquiry two years ago, the Justice Department announced.

Mr. Mueller is expected to make a lengthy and substantial statement, a Justice Department official said, and take no questions. The official would not detail Mr. Mueller’s remarks, but the department has said for weeks that he would be closing the special counsel’s office soon and departing the post now that his investigation has wrapped up.

The White House was notified late Tuesday that Mr. Mueller would be making a statement, a senior White House official said. Attorney General William P. Barr was in Alaska meeting with tribal leaders and federal and local officials.

Mr. Mueller has been at the center of a fight between the Trump administration and House Democrats, who want to hear from him about his nearly two-year investigation into Russia’s election interference, possible coordination with the Trump campaign and whether President Trump obstructed justice. The special counsel team concluded that there was no conspiracy by the Trump campaign to coordinate with Russia’s campaign of sabotage.

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