White House: Mueller’s ‘Moving On’ And ‘Everyone Else Should Do The Same’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters after being interviewed on FOX News outside the White House on April 29, 2019. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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May 29, 2019 12:23 p.m.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brushed off special counsel Robert Mueller’s remarks on Wednesday, calling on everyone to move on from the Russia investigation.

“The Special Counsel has completed the investigation, closed his office, and has closed the case,” Sanders said in a statement. “After two years, the Special Counsel is moving on with his life, and everyone else should do the same.”

Sanders also claimed that Mueller “does not plan to testify before Congress,” though that’s not what the special counsel said. During his press conference, Mueller asserted that his potential testimony wouldn’t provide additional information on the investigation beyond what was outlined in his report, but he did not explicitly decline to testify.

Read Sanders’ full statement:

“The Special Counsel has completed the investigation, closed his office, and has closed the case. Mr. Mueller explicitly said that he has nothing to add beyond the report, and therefore, does not plan to testify before Congress. The report was clear—there was no collusion, no conspiracy—and the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction. Special Counsel Mueller also stated that Attorney General Barr acted in good faith in his handling of the report. After two years, the Special Counsel is moving on with his life, and everyone else should do the same.”

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