The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation (all times local):

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12:05 p.m.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says special counsel Robert Mueller is moving on with his life “and everyone else should do the same.”

Sanders said in her statement that Mueller noted that his office has closed the case.

She said the report indicated there was “no collusion, no conspiracy” and the Justice Department confirmed there was no obstruction.

“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,” Sanders said in a statement.

“Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mueller announced that he is now leaving the Justice Department.

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11:55 a.m.

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says it falls to Congress to respond to the “crimes, lies and other wrongdoing of President Trump – and we will do so.”

Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler issued a statement after special counsel Robert Mueller (MUHL’-ur) on Wednesday delivered the first public comments about his Russia report, which was issued last month. Mueller says he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but emphasized that his report did not exonerate the Republican president.

Mueller says he does not want to speak further about the probe, despite invitations to do so from Congress. Nadler did not comment on whether he would subpoena Mueller.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks during a hearing without former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who was a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump has repeatedly called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and tweets, “The case is closed!”

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11:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump is declaring “The case is closed!” following special counsel Robert Mueller’s first public statement since his appointment in the Russia investigation.

Trump tweeted Wednesday following Mueller’s remarks that, “Nothing changes from the Mueller Report.”

Trump says, “There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you.”

“Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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11:30 a.m.

Mueller made the comments Wednesday as he ended an almost 10-minute statement about his two-year investigation into Russian election interference and obstruction of justice. Mueller detailed that meddling in an indictment last year, charging 12 Russian military intelligence officers with hacking Democratic email accounts.

Mueller’s probe found there was no evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded or conspired with Russia.

The Republican president has repeatedly called Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt.”

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11:25 a.m.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is not ruling out testifying before Congress but is serving notice that he does not intend to go beyond what has already been revealed in his report.

Mueller said Wednesday he and the special counsel team chose their words carefully in the report and “the work speaks for itself.”

Mueller says that the report is his “testimony” and that he “would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.”

He says that beyond what he said in his public statement and in his written work he doesn’t believe it is “appropriate” for him “to speak further about the investigation.”

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11 a.m.

Special counsel Robert Mueller says he’s leaving the Justice Department now that he’s concluded his Russia investigation.

Mueller made the announcement Wednesday in his first public statement since his appointment two years ago.

Mueller has been on the Justice Department’s payroll since he formally concluded his probe in March. Last month, Attorney General William Barr publicly released a redacted version of his Russia report.

It’s unclear what Mueller has been doing at the Justice Department since, though the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee has been negotiating with his office in an attempt to secure his public testimony before Congress. So far, no deal has been made.

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10:50 a.m.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s first public statement on the Russia investigation is expected to last about eight minutes. That’s according to a Justice Department official.

The statement comes as Attorney General William Barr is traveling in Alaska. A second person familiar with Barr’s trip says Barr was told ahead of time that Mueller would be making a statement. But the person did not provide additional details.

Both people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matters publicly.

Mueller is not expected to take questions.