Robert Mueller breaks silence to insist he did not exonerate Trump

  • Mueller’s statement seen by many as signal to Congress to act
  • Special counsel ‘not confident’ Trump did not commit a crime

Robert Mueller, the special counsel, on Wednesday reignited demands for Donald Trump’s impeachment by breaking his two-year silence to deny that the US president is innocent of a crime.

In a sudden and dramatic turn, Mueller, whose report on Russian election interference and Trump campaign links to Moscow was published last month, delivered a sombre nine-minute statement that many construed as a signal to Congress to act on his finding that Trump sought to obstruct justice.

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