One of the biggest bones of contention between President Trump and Robert Mueller is that Trump said Mueller wanted to replace Comey at the FBI. Mueller denied it. Now, an email from Rod Rosenberg to President Trump has emerged notifying the president that Mueller was no longer interested in the FBI job. That same day Rosenberg appointed Mueller as the Special Counsel.
Mueller lied to congress in the following exchange:
Steube: Mr. Mueller, over here, did you indeed interview for the FBI Director job one day before you were appointed as Special Counsel?
Mueller: 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 which treated the interview you’re talking about.
Steube: So you don’t recall on May 16, 2017, that you interviewed with the President regarding the FBI Director job?
Mueller: I interviewed with the President.
Steube: For the FBI Director job?
Mueller: It was about the job and not me applying for the job.
Steube: So your statement here today is that you didn’t interview to apply for the FBI Director job?
Mueller: That’s correct.
Steube: So did you tell the Vice President that the FBI Director position would be the one job you would come back to for?
Mueller: I don’t recall that one.
It has been reported that Robert Mueller is saying that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director (and get turned down) the day before he was wrongfully appointed Special Counsel. Hope he doesn’t say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019