White House Officials confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday their stance that Robert Mueller lied under oath about pursuing an open post as a director of the FBI when meeting with Trump in May of 2017. Mueller said something different under oath. You can watch below. .
According to Fox News Producer Jake Gibson, “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 repeatedly stated that Robert Mueller should not have been allowed to be appointed to special counsel because “he wanted the job of FBI director and he didn’t get it.”
This would be a conflict of interest on top of the known fact that Mueller and Comey are friends.
Mueller testified in July saying that it was an obvious conflict of interest on top of the fact that Mueller and Comey were previously friends.
“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 during the testimony to say that he had discussed the role “as a candidate.”
“My understanding was I was not applying for the job,” Mueller said on July 24. “I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job.”
This followed emails released this month through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative group Judicial Watch showing that there was real possibility Mueller knew he could be named Special Counsel before it was announced.
“The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions,” then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emailed Mueller May 12, 2017. Jeff Sessions had recused himself meaning that the President did not know this.