While President Trump attacks on Robert Mueller are nothing new, on Sunday, the President's attacks against the special prosecutor via Twitter were over previous business disputes between them. The president claims that they both had "a very nasty & contentious business relationship.
Is Robert Mueller ever going to release his conflicts of interest with respect to President Trump, including the fact that we had a very nasty & contentious business relationship, I turned him down to head the FBI (one day before appointment as S.C.) & Comey is his close friend..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018
The President has accused Mueller of conflicts of interest before but his tweet reveals more details about those conflicts than before. In his tweet, the President appears to confirm the details of a report by the New York Times from January, that said the President tried to fire the special prosecutor.
The "conflicts of interest", according to the Times are with an interview that the President apparently had with Mueller for the position of FBI director, a dispute over fees at Mr. Trump's National Golf Club in Virginia and Mueller's association with a law firm that represents his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Why wait for Mueller's report, when you can see it now!?
President Trump has shown himself to be quite generous in his falsehoods and his latest tweets about the special counsel are no exception. In one tweet, he claimed that Mueller's investigation was triggered by the Steele Dossier.
There is No Collusion! The Robert Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt, headed now by 17 (increased from 13, including an Obama White House lawyer) Angry Democrats, was started by a fraudulent Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC. Therefore, the Witch Hunt is an illegal Scam!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018
While there have been reports that Trump interviewed Muller, it's unknown if he turned down Mueller before he was named special prosecutor by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Here's a segment on MSNBC about the New York Times reporting that Robert Mueller could be looking at the President's Twitter feed.
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