As Cristina Laila reported yesterday…
White House officials confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that Robert Mueller indeed was pursuing the open post as the Director of the FBI when he met with President Trump in May of 2017 — Mueller previously denied this under oath.
Via Fox News producer Jake Gibson: EXCLUSIVE: Multiple administration officials tell @BretBaier and myself that when Robert Mueller met with President Trump in May of 2017, Mueller was indeed pursuing the open post as the director of the FBI – something the former Russia probe special counsel denied under oath.
EXCLUSIVE: Multiple administration officials tell @BretBaier and myself that when Robert Mueller met with President Trump in May of 2017, Mueller was indeed pursuing the open post as the director of the FBI – something the former Russia probe special counsel denied under oath.
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) October 8, 2019
President Trump has repeatedly stated that Robert Mueller should never have been allowed to be appointed as special counsel because “he wanted the job of FBI director and he didn’t get it.”
This shows an obvious conflict of interest on top of the fact that Mueller and Comey were friends.
Robert Mueller in July testified to Congress that he was not a candidate for FBI Director.
“When you talked to President Trump the day before you were appointed as special counsel, you were talking to him about FBI director position again. Did he mention the firing of James Comey?” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked.
Mueller interrupted Gohmert and said that he had not discussed the role “as a candidate.”
Government documents show evidence to the contrary.
Not only was Mueller pursuing the open position of FBI Director, he was already secretly talking to then-DAG Rod Rosenstein about being appointed special counsel to investigate President Trump.
This means while Mueller was sitting in his meeting with Trump in May of 2017, he knew he had a way to retaliate if Trump didn’t offer him the Directorship job — and that’s exactly what Mueller did.
Robert Mueller has ZERO honor.
On Wednesday afternoon President Trump was asked about Robert Mueller and if he was interviewing for the job of FBI Chief when he was in his office.
President Trump did not hold back.
President Trump: He absolutely wanted to become the FBI director. And I said no. I said, “Listen you’ve been there for I believe it is twelve years.” And I said, “No.” And it has since been proven that I was right. Plus we have witnesses to it. I interviewed numerous people that day.
Robert Mueller lied under oath.
Robert Mueller should be charged with perjury.