nearvideo biggest takeaways from Mueller’s testimony with the House Judiciary Committee
After the former special counsel is put in question by the legislature to the Russia report, Catherine Herridge, touched the ear of the most critical exchanges.
Robert Muller interview for the FBI Director job and pass to get on for the position a day before he was named Special Counsel? Not according to Müller, although President, Trump claimed otherwise, and this presented a conflict of interest that should be kept, him out of the Russia investigation.
Trump made the claim a number of times, including on Wednesday, shortly before Müller took the stand in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
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“It was reported that Robert Mueller says that he apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and rejected) the day before he was tweeted unlawfully appointed Special Counsel” to Trump. “Hope he doesn’t say that under oath, that we numerous witnesses to the conversation, including the Vice-President of the United States!”
During the hearing, Miller admitted to discuss that he met with Trump, the FBI, but had a very different characterization of the conversation. He said he only spoke with the President about the role of the FBI Director and the administration to find the setting, but “not as a candidate for the job.
“I was not applying for the job. I was told asked for my input, what it would take to do the work,” Miller.
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According to The Associated Press, former officials familiar with the meeting said Miller never applied for the position was vacant when Trump James Comey fired a week earlier.
Trump made several references to conflicts, he claims that Mueller had made him unfit for the Special Counsel role. These include the alleged interview for the FBI job, as well as a business-disputes in connection with Miller’s membership in a Trump-owned Golf course in Virginia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.