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Mueller is silent at end of probe

WASHINGTON - The end of a sprawling investigation that has riveted the nation usually calls for a news conference from the person in charge, but Robert S. Mueller III chose a different approach Friday.

The special counsel sent a security officer to the Justice Department to deliver his long-awaited final report on the Russia case, then joined his wife and another couple for a quiet dinner in a favorite neighborhood restaurant.

With no photographers or TV cameras in sight, they sat in a secluded booth as cable news and social media exploded with speculation and accusations.

It was a fitting conclusion for the man whose tenure as the least talkative - yet most talked about - public figure in Washington is drawing to a close.

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