Trump: I Have 100 Photos Of Mueller and Comey Kissing Each Other
The Daily Caller has published the entire transcript detailing POTUS's exclusive Oval Office interview with Saagar Enjeti and Vince Coglianese.
The Q & A session lasted for about 38 minutes. A lot was discussed.
One notable moment: Trump claims he has 100 pictures of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey "hugging and kissing" each other. Yes, he said that.
Here's the context of that conversation:
The Daily Caller asked Trump if he thought Mueller would be interfering with the midterm elections, now that September 1st has passed, and the election would be held in less than two months.
Trump replied: “Well, I view it as an illegal investigation. It should’ve never been started. It should’ve never been allowed to start. You know, I’m not the target of this investigation, just in case you don’t realize. But I view it as being illegal for many reasons. Some of which are that, number one there was no crime and number two everybody was conflicted, including Mueller. There were, I mean tremendous conflicts here, you know the conflicts, you’ve heard the conflicts.”
The Daily Caller then asked Trump about the time he interviewed Mueller for the job of FBI Director, before he was appointed as the Special Counsel. Trump then gave quite a lengthy answer as to why he didn't hire Mueller. He started off talking about all the "pictures" he has.
Trump: “But I had a business dispute with Mueller before that. I had a real business dispute. 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. How can you possibly have a man who is that, and then somebody from his law firm came out and said, ‘I can’t believe they picked Mueller. He hates the president. He hates the president.’ So that’s four things, that’s four, then you have the conflicts of the people — you know I call them the 17 angry Democrats, I guess they’re being lowered down now. It’s incredible when you look at Weissman and all these people. Some of the people work for the Hillary Clinton foundation. It’s an incredible thing. Honestly, people are very angry about it. People that love our country are very angry about it. So, I consider it to be an illegal investigation. It should’ve never been allowed to have happened.”
You just can't make this up. Does Trump actually mean to say that there are photos of actual kissing or is he just using hyperbole? We don't know. The Daily Caller didn't ask any follow up questions relating specifically to that. They simply moved on to another subject. Shame on them.
In other news: This is quite a hectic day for Trump. He just responded to a bombshell anonymous op-ed written in the New York Times by a senior administration official currently in the Trump White House talking about how bad things are. He didn't want to get fired so that's why it was written anonymously. The Times says they know the source but refuse to out that person.
Here was how Trump responded. He said the official didn't have the "guts" to mention it to him face to face.
The Failing New York Times! pic.twitter.com/SHsXvYKpBf— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018