When former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress, he was asked if he had pursued the job to replace James Comey as FBI Director. He said he did not. Now, reports from White House sources indicate he met with the President to pursue the position. In other words, he may have committed perjury before Congress.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 8, 2019
The President has long contended Mueller was interviewed for the position with multiple witnesses present, including Vice President Pence, a day before he was tapped to lead the special counsel investigation into alleged 2016 Russian election interference. When asked about it under oath, Mueller replied, “My understanding was I was not applying for the job. I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job.”
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
Was he hedging his bet? If he knew he was likely to be appointed special counsel, why would he meet with the President about the open position? Could it be that he knew he was going to be able to investigate one way or the other, and felt if he could be the director he would be able to help even more than as special counsel? That certainly seems to be the case, considering the timeline of events.
It’s very unlikely the White House nor Congress will pursue perjury charges against the former FBI director. But it once again paints a very nefarious picture of what was happening behind the scenes as the attempted Russiagate coup was being formulated.
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