President Trump has said in the past that Robert Mueller tried to be named as FBI director after the firing of James Comey.
Mueller denied that fact when he was being questioned by Louis Gohmert. Now, Jake Gibson says that White House staffers have confirmed the president’s story. That means that Mueller lied under oath. Who, besides me thinks he should be prosecuted for lying?
I know Gen Flynn probably agrees. But, can you imagine if President Trump had given Mueller the job? What a freaking nightmare that would have been. The very next day Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.
White House officials have confirmed to Fox News 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.
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.”