Photos: Robert Mueller testifies in Congress

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller arrives to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller spent hours answering questions from different committees about his 2-year investigation into the 2016 election, Russian meddling and Donald Trump.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller says he hoped to send a message with his Russia probe report “to those who come after us.”

Mueller testified before the House intelligence committee Wednesday afternoon. He spent hours earlier Wednesday answering questions from the House Judiciary Committee.

Mueller said he wanted the report to be “a signal, a flag … don’t let this problem continue to linger.”

Photos: Robert Mueller’s testimony to House committees

He also said that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was not a hoax. He said: “The indictments we returned against the Russians were substantial.”

Trump had said the allegations were a hoax perpetrated by Democrats.

Mueller condemned PresidentTrump’s praise for WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. Testifying before the House intelligence committee, Mueller says calling it “problematic is an understatement.”

During that campaign, WikiLeaks released troves of hacked emails from the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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