Naturally, when a case is made against any leader, suspicion is given to those bringing forth said case. And so it stands to reason the Republicans or Trump fans would be wary of Democrats and special counsel Robert Mueller when an investigation was opened on the 2016 presidential election and the supposed ‘Russian Collusion.’
But it turns out they had every right to be suspicious. Not only because the whole involvement of Russia turned out to be a hoax conspired by anti-Trump FBI members and Democratic leaders but because Mueller should never have been the one to be appointed to such a case.
It has always been thought of as odd that Robert Mueller, who was the FBI Director under both George W. Bush and Obama, had met with President Donald Trump the day before he was to be assigned the investigation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
And it should.
So why was he there in the oval office on May 16, 2017?
The president and other White House officials have claimed several times that Mueller was there to interview for the position of FBI Director himself, as James Comey had been fired by Trump just days earlier.
President Trump said, “Mueller wanted very badly to have the job as FBI director and to return to the FBI. I didn’t want him. I rejected him. By the way, how much of a conflict is it when a guy comes in wanting a job, I say no, and the next day he’s your special prosecutor? It’s outrageous.”
It would lead many to believe something else was going on.
And his then-assistant Madeleine Westerhout confirmed that the meeting was indeed an interview for the job of FBI director, as did several other administration officials, according to Fox News.
However, when the possibility of this came to light, Mueller was quick to deny it, even under oath during the July hearings.
Mueller said on July 24, “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.”
Now, as he held the position for some time previously, this could be somewhat understandable. But recently found documents prove that this was, in fact, not the case.
Furthermore, it has been found that Rosenstein and Mueller began having discussions about the possibility of an investigation being launched against the president on May 12, 2017, four days before the infamous meeting between Trump and Mueller. The emails made it fairly clear that Rosenstein wanted Mueller to handle such an investigation if one were to be launched in the near future.
Other sources close to Rosenstein confirmed this news. However, it seems only a select few were privy to this information.
One email from Rosenstein to Mueller said, “The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions.” Rosenstein’s boss at the time was then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It could be understood that if Rosenstein’s boss didn’t know about Mueller’s possible appointment as special counsel, the president wouldn’t either.
This means that when Mueller met with Trump on May 16, he knew that investigation was about to be launched against the president. And he also knew that he would be leading it. And he didn’t say a word.
The question is: Did Mueller actually want the FBI director job, or was it all just a cover to get information on Trump prior to the investigation?
Either way, being interviewed for such a position, especially only one day before being appointed as special counsel of an investigation that would require you to look into the FBI, James Comey, and all involved would be a serious conflict of interest.
Not to mention the fact that it is believed Mueller, during the interview with Trump, spoke about Comey and the reason he was recently fired. It would be a natural subject in a job interview, whether real or a scam. It would also make Mueller a fact witness in his own investigation, which by the way, is highly illegal. Of course, Mueller said he couldn’t remember if Trump and he talked about Comey during their conversation.
I’m sorry, but how do you forget that?
It’s far more likely that it was all a ruse, dredged up to get information about the trial, and put a plan into place.
It’s too bad none of it worked out in the end anyway — all that lying, for nothing.