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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.


Originally Posted by :
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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lawrenceRaider 09:34 AM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by Donger:
Could you point it out?
Second most Donger post ever.
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GloryDayz 10:30 AM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by redshirt32:
Hung from the highest tree?
Considering his crimes against humanity, that might be a little to fast and lack the pain he should feel.
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AdolfOliverBush 11:57 AM 10-09-2019
"Look at the shiny object over here...never mind what's going on over there."
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Pennywise 12:04 PM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
"Look at the shiny object over here...never mind what's going on over there."
That's exactly what the left is doing with the Ukraine hoax. They know Durham is about to pull a Matt Lauer and go in dry.
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lawrenceRaider 12:47 PM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
"Look at the shiny object over here...never mind what's going on over there."
Hey! You get it. Your side is asking you to look at the shiny object right over there as the dirt is dug up on them.
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tmax63 01:09 PM 10-09-2019
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.
Is this the same unnamed anonymous official who is the non-whistleblower whistleblower who made a complaint based on hearsay after they changed the form to allow hearsay to be "urgent" that talked to pencil-neck before filing the complaint????
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NinerDoug 01:18 PM 10-09-2019
So, in sum:

1. Trump claims Mueller was interviewing for the job; and now,

2. Trump Administration officials claim that government documents show Mueller was interviewing for the job.

STOP THE PRESSES!!!
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Shaid 01:18 PM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by tmax63:
Is this the same unnamed anonymous official who is the non-whistleblower whistleblower who made a complaint based on hearsay after they changed the form to allow hearsay to be "urgent" that talked to pencil-neck before filing the complaint????
Interesting how you seem to know a lot and little at the same time. Pretty sure the whistleblower reported it to the IG and the IG followed up with people who had first-hand knowledge and they confirmed everything the whistleblower said was true prior to this becoming an "urgent" matter. That would tend to lean toward it being first-hand knowledge once it was corroborated and not hearsay but I'm not an IG. I do know that it sure seems like plenty of the Rs in congress are keeping pretty quiet about the whole thing right now when normally they are all lining up to be on the Trump defense team.
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patteeu 03:57 PM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by Shaid:
Interesting how you seem to know a lot and little at the same time. Pretty sure the whistleblower reported it to the IG and the IG followed up with people who had first-hand knowledge and they confirmed everything the whistleblower said was true prior to this becoming an "urgent" matter. That would tend to lean toward it being first-hand knowledge once it was corroborated and not hearsay but I'm not an IG. I do know that it sure seems like plenty of the Rs in congress are keeping pretty quiet about the whole thing right now when normally they are all lining up to be on the Trump defense team.
Well, we know the ICIG didn't confirm "everything the whistleblower said was true" because we've seen the transcript of the call.

It took months for most Republicans to go very far out on any limbs in defense of Trump in the Russia investigation.
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Marcellus 04:38 PM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
So, in sum:

1. Trump claims Mueller was interviewing for the job; and now,

2. Trump Administration officials claim that government documents show Mueller was interviewing for the job.

STOP THE PRESSES!!!
You do realize these government documents weren't created after the fact right?
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Shaid 09:16 AM 10-10-2019
Originally Posted by patteeu:
Well, we know the ICIG didn't confirm "everything the whistleblower said was true" because we've seen the transcript of the call.

It took months for most Republicans to go very far out on any limbs in defense of Trump in the Russia investigation.
We know the transcript that was released wasn't a verbatim transcript but what they put together based on notes and recollection of the call. The IG spoke to people involved and they confirmed the info to him and there were multiple people that confirmed it. Kind of interesting what you might have to admit to when you don't have time to get with everyone and get your stories straight. Even with what was released there does seem to be pressure applied to investigate Biden's son before they sell the Javelins to them. He then says he'll have his personal lawyer and the AG meet with him to discuss it. He's absolutely strong arming them to investigate a political opponent in exchange for foreign aid.

Rs are staying quiet because if they speak any ill of Trump, they'll get primaried out by the base, which mostly doesn't care what illegal things Trump does as long as he trolls the dems.
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Fish 09:19 AM 10-10-2019
Originally Posted by Shaid:
We know the transcript that was released wasn't a verbatim transcript but what they put together based on notes and recollection of the call. The IG spoke to people involved and they confirmed the info to him and there were multiple people that confirmed it. Kind of interesting what you might have to admit to when you don't have time to get with everyone and get your stories straight. Even with what was released there does seem to be pressure applied to investigate Biden's son before they sell the Javelins to them. He then says he'll have his personal lawyer and the AG meet with him to discuss it. He's absolutely strong arming them to investigate a political opponent in exchange for foreign aid.

Rs are staying quiet because if they speak any ill of Trump, they'll get primaried out by the base, which mostly doesn't care what illegal things Trump does as long as he trolls the dems.
Sad truth.
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Marcellus 09:26 AM 10-10-2019
Originally Posted by Fish:
Sad truth.
Trump hasn't done anything illegal so there is nothing to be concerned about. Hell even all this nonsense about the phone call, IF TRUE, nothing illegal.

That Trump has broken laws is a false narrative and it gets repeated over and over and over. He just repeated it and you just agreed and its lie.
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Shaid 09:36 AM 10-10-2019
Originally Posted by Marcellus:
Trump hasn't done anything illegal so there is nothing to be concerned about. Hell even all this nonsense about the phone call, IF TRUE, nothing illegal.

That Trump has broken laws is a false narrative and it gets repeated over and over and over. He just repeated it and you just agreed and its lie.
Would you prefer corrupt?
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SuperBowl4 09:55 AM 10-10-2019
Originally Posted by Camaro:
Nothing will happen. Barr is a pussy.
Barr is controlled. Not a pussy. Just playing his part/role.
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