The tables are turning on Mr. Mueller, who spent the better half of two years orchestrating a “witch-hunt” against President Trump, that turned out to be a big ol’ nothing-burger.
Now, we learning that the DOJ has expanded their investigation into the investigators surrounding FISA abuse and spying on the Trump campaign to include Robert Mueller, who stands accused of lying under oath.
The allegations of lying under oath stem from Mueller claiming that he was not interested in the FBI director position in the Trump administration.
Actually, Mueller applied for the job, and according to a tweet from President Trump, he also interviewed for the position. He was turned down for the job just a day before he was named “special counsel” on the Russia hoax probe.
It has been reported that Robert Mueller is saying that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and get turned down) the day before he was wrongfully appointed Special Counsel. Hope he doesn’t say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019
Now, multiple sources are coming forward and saying that yes, Mueller was pursing the Director position – something that Mueller himself denied under oath during congressional testimony last summer.
Multiple administration officials tell Fox News 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 during congressional testimony this summer.
These officials also told Fox News government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself.
It came as emails released this month through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative group Judicial Watch seemed to indicate Mueller knew there was a real possibility he could be named special counsel if he wasn’t chosen as the next FBI director.
“The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions,” then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in an email to Mueller on May 12, 2017. Rosenstein’s boss was then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from the Russia probe, meaning the president would not have known either.
A source close to Rosenstein confirmed to Fox News that he had confidential conversations with Mueller about whether he would be willing to serve in the event he needed to appoint a special counsel. These conversations began on May 12, 2017, prior to Mueller’s meeting with the president on May 16, 2017, the source acknowledged.
“It has been reported that Robert Mueller is saying that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and get turned down) the day before he was wrongfully appointed Special Counsel” Trump tweeted the day of Mueller’s Capitol Hill testimony. “Hope he doesn’t say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the interview, including the Vice President of the United States!” [Fox News]
Mueller, when asked about the position said, he was not applying for the position, he was just giving “input” to the president about the position.
“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.”
John Dowd, who served as the president’s attorney during the probe, lashed out at Mueller, calling what he said the “most dishonorable conduct I have ever witnessed.” He went on to say, “Capt. Robert Mueller, USMC, sits in front of his commander-in-chief being interviewed for FBI director knowing he is going to investigate the president and never says a word.”
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