In what could be poetic justice, Robert Mueller could be prosecuted for perjury if the accusations lobbed at him are correct. Multiple White House sources say that Mueller was petitioning President Trump to take over the FBI from the fired and disgraced James Comey. In his testimony before Congress, he categorically denied that accusation. Can you imagine if Mueller was the head of the FBI? What a nightmare! Fox News producer, Jake Gibson, says that multiple White House sources told him and Bret Baier that Mueller did actively seek the directorship of the FBI.
White House officials have confirmed to Fox News that Robert Mueller indeed was pursuing the open post as the Director of the FBI when he met with President Trump in May of 2017 — Mueller previously denied this under oath.
Via Fox News producer Jake Gibson: 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.
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
President Trump has repeatedly stated that Robert Mueller should never have been allowed to be appointed as special counsel because “he wanted the job of FBI director and he didn’t get it.”
This shows an obvious conflict of interest on top of the fact that Mueller and Comey were friends.
Robert Mueller in July testified to Congress that he was not a candidate for FBI Director.
“When you talked to President Trump the day before you were appointed as special counsel, you were talking to him about FBI director position again. Did he mention the firing of James Comey?” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked.
Mueller interrupted Gohmert and said that he had not discussed the role “as a candidate.”