Mueller says he did not exonerate Trump as Republicans assail inquiry

Reuters: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday in his long-awaited U.S. congressional testimony he had not exonerated Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, as the president has claimed, and defended the integrity of his inquiry under repeated attacks by Trump’s conservative Republican allies.

During a day of sometimes dramatic high-stakes political theater, the former FBI director answered questions publicly for the first time on his inquiry in back-to-back hearings, with Democrats and Republicans taking familiar positions at a time of deep partisan divisions in the United States.

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