Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s entire Russia investigation was nothing more than a two-long scam that failed to give Democrats their chance to remove President Donald Trump from office.
In an effort to keep their Trump-Russia collusion theories alive, Democrats hauled in Mueller to testify in July about his report.
But now Mueller has been accused of telling a major lie under oath, which could result in him going to jail if lawmakers actually do something about it.
According to Fox News, several administration officials said that when Mueller met with Trump in May 2017, Mueller was “absolutely” still pursuing the open post as the director of the FBI after the president had fired James Comey.
But when he was asked about this on July 24 during his testimony before Congress – Mueller denied it under oath.
These officials also told Fox News that government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself.
This is confirmed in several emails, which were released this month through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative group Judicial Watch.
The emails confirm that Mueller was more than aware that 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.
During his congressional testimony on July 24, Mueller denied the claim and said he believed he was giving “input” to the president about the position.
“My understanding was I was not applying for the job,” Mueller said at the time. “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 Russia investigation, slammed 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.”
Trump has stated countless times that there were “numerous witnesses” to the meeting and that Mueller knew he was likely going to be the special counsel when the president was strongly considering him to lead the FBI.
“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!”
Democrats have been scrambling since Mueller’s testimony was nothing short of a total disaster.
Trump dropped a bombshell that could potentially lead to Mueller behind bars.
The ex-special counsel also got caught several times contradicting his own report.
Mueller came under fire for lying about why he decided not to charge the president with a crime.