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5/29/2019, 5:05 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Mueller resigns from DoJ, officially closes Russia probe

In an unexpected statement on Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced he is resigning from the Department of Justice as the Russia investigation officially closes.

Mueller stressed that the written report on the probe has been made largely public by the Attorney General William Barr and that it should bear higher importance than his statement today.

The Russia investigation found that Russian intelligence officers, who were a part of the Russian military, used sophisticated cyber techniques to illegally obtain information and release them through fake accounts on social media and Wikileaks. The aim of the operation was to damage Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate, former special counsel claimed.

"If we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the President did commit a crime," Mueller stressed.

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