President Donald Trump speaks during campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 21, 2017.
"If the president had no tapes, why did he suggest otherwise?"
On Tuesday, Mueller met with the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee who are also conducting an investigation along with the Senate on the possible collusion of Trump campaign aides with Russian officials, separate from the FBI. Even if they were the closest of friends, however, Mueller's investigation into Trump barely includes James Comey, whom like we said before, has no real motive to not be truthful in these matters.
He told Fox News he hasn't ruled out firing Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump's suggestion that there are conflicts of interest in this case, especially given the fact that James Comey would have no reason to lie under oath and risk years in prison for doing so, seems like yet another falsehood from the President in order to distract from the main target, himself. In his early June testimony, Comey essentially said he'd welcome the existence of those tapes, indicating that they'd exonerate him and show that he's been telling the truth about his accounts of his interactions with the president.
"It's an fantastic thing", Trump said in another Fox interview that is scheduled to air on Sunday, excerpts from which were released Friday afternoon.
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He also called it "quite sad" that the Obama administration did not immediately punish Moscow for meddling in last fall's presidential election, as first reported Friday in The Washington Post. But you don't read that.
Excerpts from an interview Trump had with "Fox and Friends" released Thursday night showed an adamant Trump criticizing Mueller, a former FBI director, for his past association with James Comey, whom Trump fired as FBI director in May amid the bureau's Russian Federation investigation.
"He's very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome", Trump said.
The president closed on a more positive note, saying, "Robert Mueller's an honorable man, and hopefully he'll come up with an honorable solution".
"I can say that the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters".