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Russian efforts to interfere in our political system, and the essential question of whether those efforts involved the President Donald Trump campaign, required investigation. In that investigation, it was critical for us( and, before us, the FBI) to obtain full and accurate information. Likewise, it was critical for Congress to obtain accurate information from its witnesses. When a subject lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of the government's efforts to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable. It may ultimately impede those efforts.
I pleaded guilty to non-registration as a foreign agent. ( I'm) a person who did not do anything illegal, did not take any money, there were no victims, there wasn't even a person to conspire with, according to my documents, I did not register before hosting friendship dinners with an American citizen, non-registration is the only crime in my documents.
We strove to hire those individuals that could do the job, i have been in this business for almost 25 years. And in those 25 years I have not had occasion, once, to ask somebody about their political affiliation. It is not done. What I care about is the capability of the individual to do the job and do the job quickly and seriously and with integrity.
I'd like to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu who said and I quote,' You didn't charge the President because of the OLC opinion.' That is not the correct way to say it, as we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the President committed a crime.
I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning, i want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said and I quote, You didnt charge the President because of the OLC opinion. That is not the correct way to say it. As we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the President committed a crime. Ahead of Muellers testimony, Trump ranted about the former special prosecutor and hisinvestigation in a series of eight tweets. Among them, Trump said.
So that was Justice Department policy, those were the principles under which we operated, and from them, we concluded that we would not reach a determination one way or the other about whether the President committed a crime. That is the office's final position. And we will not comment on any other conclusions or hypotheticals about the President.
With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress One has authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.
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