“Hope He Doesn’t Say That Under Oath!” – BOOM – Trump Calls Out Mueller for Lying About Applying for FBI Job “We Have Numerous Witnesses”
Robert Mueller could be in big trouble for that statement.
Earlier today as Cristina Laila reported this morning — President Trump tweeted out this morning that he has witnesses that Mueller applied for the job as FBI Chief.
President Trump: 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 interview, including the Vice President of the United States!
….interview, including the Vice President of the United States!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019
But during his testimony today Special Counsel Robert Mueller disputed the president’s claim that he applied for the job as FBI Chief.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is disputing President Donald Trump’s claim that Mueller was rebuffed in a bid to fill the post of FBI director.
Facing questions from congressional lawmakers, Mueller said he spoke with Trump about the FBI job before he was named as special counsel, but “not as a candidate.”
Then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has said that while the White House invited Mueller to speak to the president about the FBI and thought about asking him to become director again, Mueller did not come in looking for a job.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that there are “numerous witnesses,” including Vice President Mike Pence, who could say that Mueller applied and interviewed for the job and was “turned down” for it.
This could be devastating for Mueller.
It would be awful if he ended up in isolation on Riker’s Island.