This past summer, Robert Mueller claimed under oath that he was not seeking the job of FBI director.
Now that claim is being disputed.
This does not look good for Mueller.
FOX News reports:
Mueller was pursuing FBI director job when he met with Trump in 2017, administration officials say
Multiple administration officials tell Fox News 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 during congressional testimony this summer.
These officials also told Fox News government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself.
It came as emails released this month through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative group Judicial Watch seemed to indicate Mueller knew there was a real possibility he could be named special counsel if he wasn’t chosen as the next FBI director.
“The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions,” then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in an email to Mueller on May 12, 2017. Rosenstein’s boss was then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from the Russia probe, meaning the president would not have known either.
A source close to Rosenstein confirmed to Fox News that he had confidential conversations with Mueller about whether he would be willing to serve in the event he needed to appoint a special counsel.
This has serious implications.
BREAKING: Mueller sought FBI job with @realDonaldTrump even as email shows he secretly discussed special counsel job with Rosenstein. Again, @JudicialWatch heavy lifting gets results. https://t.co/Xg0byEbzlH https://t.co/j2Q9JGIVmr
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 9, 2019
Mueller lobbied to get the FBI job but Trump denied him. Mueller then became special counsel. A swamp disgrace. https://t.co/T3Uvel2Rpt
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) October 8, 2019
Everything that the DNC controlled media has labeled as a right-wing conspiracy theory has turned out to be factually accurate. #EnemyOfThePeople
Mueller was pursuing FBI director job when he met with Trump in 2017 https://t.co/cjF3Gx66Sf
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 8, 2019
The swamp still needs more draining.