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Marcellus 06:13 PM 10-08-2019
:-) speaking of lies, look who just got caught lying and who was telling the truth.

Poor Donger.


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Mueller was pursuing FBI director job when he met with Trump in 2017, administration officials say.

EXCLUSIVE – 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. These conversations began on May 12, 2017, prior to Mueller's meeting with the president on May 16, 2017, the source acknowledged.

At the time of the now-famous May 16, 2017 meeting, James Comey had been fired as FBI director just days before and -- unbeknownst to the president -- Mueller would end up being named special counsel the very next day to oversee the Trump-Russia probe.

The president has repeatedly claimed that Mueller – who served as FBI director under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama – met with him about returning to lead the Justice Department. The president has pointed to this to argue it was a conflict for Mueller to become special counsel, saying he opted against hiring Mueller as FBI director.

But Mueller, in his July congressional testimony, denied the claim, saying he believed he was giving “input” to the president about the position.

“My understanding was I was not applying for the job,” Mueller said on July 24. “I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job.”

John Dowd, who served as the president’s attorney during the probe, ripped Mueller for meeting with Trump, calling it the “most dishonorable conduct I have ever witnessed.” He added, “Capt. Robert Mueller, USMC, sits in front of his commander-in-chief being interviewed for FBI director knowing he is going to investigate the president and never says a word.”

The president himself has claimed there were “numerous witnesses” to the meeting.


"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" Trump tweeted the day of Mueller’s Capitol Hill testimony. "Hope he doesn't say that under oath in that we have numerous witnesses to the interview, including the Vice President of the United States!"

Mueller did not immediately return a request for comment from Fox News on Tuesday.

It was announced earlier this month that Mueller rejoined the WilmerHale law firm, after concluding his work as special counsel.

In April, Mueller’s team released a report about their findings, indicating they did not find evidence of coordination between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia while declining to reach a conclusion on whether the president's conduct during the probe amounted to obstruction.


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patteeu 08:16 PM 10-08-2019
Disgraceful, if true. Good lord. WTF is wrong with people?
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Camaro 08:24 PM 10-08-2019
Nothing will happen. Barr is a pussy.
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cosmo20002 08:26 PM 10-08-2019
"EXCLUSIVE – 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."

---You guys are shamless.
These unnamed Trump officials "know" Mueller was pursuing the Director job. How do they know? We're not told. Their opinion, I guess.

Oh, here's the "evidence:"

"These officials also told Fox News government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself."

---And, I guess they forgot to include them in the article because there's nothing here indicating he was pursuing the job.

Good thread.
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mlyonsd 08:27 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by patteeu:
Disgraceful, if true. Good lord. WTF is wrong with people?
To be fair to Bob, as bumbling and disheveled as he looked during his testimony to congress about his report, he might not remember if he had oatmeal or waffles for breakfast.
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BanHam 08:37 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
"EXCLUSIVE – 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."

---You guys are shamless.
These unnamed Trump officials "know" Mueller was pursuing the Director job. How do they know? We're not told. Their opinion, I guess.

Oh, here's the "evidence:"

"These officials also told Fox News government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself."

---And, I guess they forgot to include them in the article because there's nothing here indicating he was pursuing the job.

Good thread.


CNN reported this shortly after the interview in 2017:


- Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped for special counsel

CNN Digital Expansion 2017
By Dan Merica, CNN

Updated 5:18 PM ET, Tue June 13, 2017

https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/13/polit...iew/index.html
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mlyonsd 08:37 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
"EXCLUSIVE – 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."

---You guys are shamless.
These unnamed Trump officials "know" Mueller was pursuing the Director job. How do they know? We're not told. Their opinion, I guess.

Oh, here's the "evidence:"

"These officials also told Fox News government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself."

---And, I guess they forgot to include them in the article because there's nothing here indicating he was pursuing the job.

Good thread.
:-) cosmo the white knight jumps in to shame those posting about mueller hearsay while sitting quietly for three years when it was happening to trump.

Great job double standard warrior.
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petegz28 08:40 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by BanHam:
CNN reported this shortly after the interview in 2017:


- Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped for special counsel

CNN Digital Expansion 2017
By Dan Merica, CNN

Updated 5:18 PM ET, Tue June 13, 2017

https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/13/polit...iew/index.html
ouch....
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Pogue 08:41 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by mlyonsd:
To be fair to Bob, as bumbling and disheveled as he looked during his testimony to congress about his report, he might not remember if he had oatmeal or waffles for breakfast.
That may have been an act or tactic to not say anything to incriminate himself.
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cosmo20002 08:43 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by BanHam:
CNN reported this shortly after the interview in 2017:


- Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped for special counsel

CNN Digital Expansion 2017
By Dan Merica, CNN

Updated 5:18 PM ET, Tue June 13, 2017

https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/13/polit...iew/index.html
"Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump interviewed Robert Mueller as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey the day before the former FBI director was named special counsel, a White House official said Tuesday."

So this claim in the OP by Trump officials is the same thing claimed two years ago, and Mueller denies he was interviewing for a position.
The OP claims to have something proving Mueller was lying. Can you spot what proves it? I can't.
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cosmo20002 08:45 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by petegz28:
ouch....
Dumbass...CNN didn't report that he interviewed for the Director position. They reported that Trump officials claimed he did.
That Trump asked to speak with him is not at issue.
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petegz28 08:48 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
Dumbass...CNN didn't report that he interviewed for the Director position. They reported that Trump officials claimed he did.
That Trump asked to speak with him is not at issue.
Hmm, kinda like the whistleblower who had professional ties to a 2020 candidate had no first hand knowledge of anything????

Or should we get into the myriad of stories the MSM ran with over the last few years that were all based on "sources"?

Or maybe we should visit how Adam Schiff keeps claiming he has evidence of things has no evidence of???

Dumbass
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patteeu 08:49 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
Dumbass...CNN didn't report that he interviewed for the Director position. They reported that Trump officials claimed he did.
That Trump asked to speak with him is not at issue.
If an anonymous Trump official says it, you can take it to the bank. Unless it’s a CNN story and then it’s probably fake.
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cosmo20002 08:50 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by mlyonsd:
:-) cosmo the white knight jumps in to shame those posting about mueller hearsay while sitting quietly for three years when it was happening to trump.

Great job double standard warrior.
It isn't the "hearsay" by unnamed people...It's that those people aren't even giving any proof. It's basically just their opinion--whether it's an honest opinion is unknown, but at least in that article, they don't don't even try to support it with anything.
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petegz28 08:50 PM 10-08-2019
cosmo drowning in hypocrisy trying to defend his hypocrisy...
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