nearvideo Mueller wanted the FBI Director job, when he met with Trump in the year 2017, officials say
Robert Müller is under new control over political conflicts of interest as special counsel.
President Trump insisted on Wednesday that Robert Miller “wanted” to be elected as FBI Director, when the two met in may 2017, after the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey — a claim Mueller denied under oath during congressional testimony this summer.
“He wanted to be FBI Director, and I said no,” Trump told a group of reporters in the White house. “Robert Müller wanted to be dismissed from the job to the Director and I was very nice to him.”
The President’s comments come a day after Fox News quoted administration sources tell us that Mueller was the FBI Director job, when he met with Trump. There is also the release of E-Mails through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative group Judicial Watch, to show the rail Mueller knew, it was following a real possibility, he would not have to call, special counsel, if he is elected, because the next FBI Director.
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“The chief and his staff don’t know about our discussions”, then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in an E-Mail to Muller on may 12, 2017. Rosenstein’s boss, then-attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from the Russia-probe, i.e., the President would not be known, either.
A source close to Rosenstein confirmed to Fox News that he had been serving confidential talks with Muller about whether he would be willing to, in case he needed to the appointment of a special counsel. These talks began on may 12, 2017, Müller meet with the President on may 16, 2017, will recognized the source.
In the time of the now-famous may 16, 2017 meeting, Comey had been fired as FBI Director in the days and — without the knowledge of the President — Miller is a probe at the end with the name of the special counsel on the next day the Trump of Russia.
The President has repeatedly claimed that Mueller served as FBI Director under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, met with him about the return of the leadership of the justice Department. The President has this pointed out to argue that there is a conflict for Miller was to be special counsel, said he decided against the hiring of Mueller as FBI Director.
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But Miller, in his July congressional testimony, denied the claim and said that he believed, he gave the “input” to the President about the situation.
“My understanding was that I said the application for the job,” Smith on July 24. “I was asked on my input, what it would take to get the job done.”
Fox News’ Bret Baier, Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.