The Daily Caller is a bizarre right-wing website that supports Donald Trump along with many conspiracy theories. Therefore it is only fitting that when the president allowed employees from the Daily Caller into the Oval Office and granted them an exclusive interview, the results would also be bizarre.
In his interview (published on the Daily Caller’s website) Trump once again blabbered on and on about one his favorite and theories, which is that Robert Mueller is biased against him and should resign as special counsel.
Trump believes that Mueller has a large number of significant conflicts of interest that require the special counsel to recuse himself from the investigation into Trump’s web of alleged criminality and misconduct. Trump once again said that because Mueller interviewed with him for the FBI Director job (and of course didn’t get it) he is a classically “disgruntled employee.” This presumably means we can’t believe anything Mueller says.
Trump also claimed again that the special counsel had a serious business conflict with the president. Here is a partial transcript of the interview:
Trump: There were, I mean tremendous conflicts here, you know the conflicts, you’ve heard the conflicts.”
The Daily Caller: “Speaking of one which you cited, I’d like to know, you said you interviewed Mueller for FBI director.”
Trump: “Sitting right in that chair.”
The Daily Caller: “What did you think during the interview?”
Trump: “I liked him, but I didn’t give him the job?”
The Daily Caller: “Why?”
Trump: “But I had a business dispute with Mueller before that. I had a real business dispute.”
Trump: “And he’s Comey’s best friend, and I could give you 100 pictures of him and Comey hugging and kissing each other. You know, he’s Comey’s best friend.”
So what is the “business dispute” that Trump was referring to?
As has been reported before, Mueller was a member of a country club which was owned by Trump, and he resigned his membership and left the club in 2011. According to the Washington Post, Mueller “sent a letter requesting a dues refund in accordance with normal club practice and never heard back.”
Only a bizarre mind like Donald Trump’s and a bizarre website like the Daily Caller would think that this set of facts constitutes a real “business dispute.” In fact the charge is ridiculous because if Mueller had a serious business dispute with Trump, why would Trump consider offering him the job as FBI Director?
Trump says he believes that Mueller has a conflict of interest because he is best friends with Comey, who Trump fired as FBI Director last year. If they were really “best friends” it is doubtful that Mueller would have interviewed for Comey’s job.
It is also doubtful that Donald Trump has 100 pictures of Bob Mueller and Jim Comey kissing each other. However, since he has friends in high places in Russian intelligence, the possibility that Donald Trump was given compromising pictures of his enemies cannot be ignored.
Could this tweet show some illicit kissing in the White House?
WOW! Trump told the Daily Caller this mornin' that he can provide "100 pictures of Comey and Mueller hugging and kissing."
Here's one. No, wait! pic.twitter.com/2n9UDWxweZ
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 5, 2018
Maybe what he said isn’t so bizarre after all.
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