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Breaking more than two years of silence, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spoken on the investigation into allegations of Russian involvement into the 2016 presidential election. 

Yahoo! News reports that Mr. Mueller spoke amid demands by Democrats in Congress that he come forward.

Speaking Wednesday Mr. Mueller announced that he was retiring from the Department of Justice and returning to private life.

On whether the Donald Trump presidential campaign responded to Russian efforts to influence the election, Mueller said "there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy."

As to whether there were obstructions of justice, Mr. Mueller said,  "The matters we investigated were of paramount importance ... When the subject of an investigation obstructs that investigation or lies to investigators it strikes at the government's effort to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable." Further he said charging the president with a crime was "not an option we could consider" because of Justice Department policy.

You can ready the statement in its entirety here.

[Sources: Yahoo! ABC News]

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