no you almost think he's coming in arias red tie good afternoon first I want to thank Special Counsel robert muller for service to our nation over the past few years mr. Buller and his team of prosecutors and investigators worked tirelessly to follow facts and pursue justice to the farthest extent allowed although Department of Justice policy prevented the Special Counsel from bringing criminal charges against the president the special counsel has clearly demonstrated that President Trump is lying he is lying about the special counsels findings lying about the testimony of key witnesses and the special counsels reward and above all lying and saying that the special counsel found no obstruction and no collusion in his statement this morning special counsel Muller reaffirmed his report it found substantial evidence that Russia attacked our political system that the Trump campaign benefited from Russian interference that Trump and those around him repeatedly welcomed Russia's support and that throughout the subsequent investigation Trump sought to obstruct Muller time and time again special counsel Muller today repeated three central points which are critical for the American people one the special counsel did not exonerate the President of the United States of obstruction of justice two obstruction of justice of which special counsel mullet found substantial evidence is a serious crime that strikes at the core of our justice system 3 the Constitution points to Congress to take action to hold the president accountable for his misconduct unfortunately Special Counsel Mullah was unable to pursue criminal charges against the president because Department of Justice policy prevents a sitting president from being prosecuted that policy in my opinion is wrong but it prevented the Special Counsel from pursuing justice to the fullest extent possible therefore as Muller again highlighted this morning it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes lies and other wrongdoing of President Trump we will do so make no mistake no one not even the President of the United States is above the law with respect to impeachment question at this point all options are on the table and nothing should be ruled out what Special Counsel Muller said loud and clear today for the American people is that President Trump is lying when he says no collusion no obstruction and that he was exonerated if Muller wanted to exonerate the president from having committed the crime he would have said so instead and he says he would have said so instead the special counsel makes clear that obstruction of justice which he found substantial evidence of is a serious crime that strikes at the core of our justice system and that the Constitution points to Congress to take action to hold the president accountable that's exactly what we will do the president's response to repeatedly lie to the American people and ignore all congressional subpoenas is immoral and unlawful no one is above the law and we will hold the president accountable we are following through in our investigation we will continue to do so and we'll make decisions as they seem indicated mr. Muller told us a lot of what we need to hear today it's very important to be clear on what he told us on what the special prosecutor told the American people he reaffirmed what was in the investigation which which was in the report about the investigation which found substantial evidence that Russia attacked our political system that the Trump campaign benefited from Russia's interference that Trump and those around him repeatedly welcomed Russia's support and that throughout the investigation Trump sought to obstruct justice and undermine Muller and the investigation over and over again the president did the investment I'm sorry the special counsel did not exonerate the president from having a committed a crime DOJ policy prevented Muller from bringing criminal charges against the president so the president is lying about the special counsels findings lying and saying that the special counsel found no obstruction and no conclusion and I should add the Attorney General is lying about that too that is serious and we will take action to hold the president accountable for his misconduct again I'll repeat no one not even the president is above the law