The Wall Street Journal: President Trump announces departure of White House Special Counsel Emmet Flood

WASHINGTON —President Trump said Saturday that Emmet Flood, a lawyer who joined the White House to help with the Russia investigation, would leave the job on June 14.

“He has done an outstanding job – NO COLLUSION – NO OBSTRUCTION! Case Closed!” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter TWTR, -1.88%  . “Emmet is my friend, and I thank him for the GREAT JOB he has done.”

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s now-concluded report detailed a “sweeping and systemic” effort by the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election on Mr. Trump’s behalf. It also concluded that the special counsel couldn’t establish a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Mr. Mueller’s report outlined Mr. Trump’s myriad efforts to interfere with or shut down the special-counsel investigation but didn’t recommend charges. “This report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” the report said.

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