Trump Gets Busted After Trying To Spread Lies About Mueller To Fox News Viewers: Watch
Donald Trump got brutally fact-checked on Thursday after he attempted to spread lies about former special counsel Robert Mueller and his statement about his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump appeared on Fox News where he was interviewed by one of his supporters in the network, Laura Ingraham.
During the interview, Trump said that Mueller was “making a fool of himself” and then told a blatant falsehood about Mueller issuing a “correction” to his report.
“What people don’t report is the letter [Mueller] had to do to straighten out his testimony because his testimony was wrong,” the president said. “Nancy Pelosi doesn’t talk about it!”
But Trump got called out quick by former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti who noted that “Mueller never testified or sent a letter ‘correcting’ anything.”
Trump lies about Mueller, claiming that Mueller sent a “letter” to correct his “testimony.”
Mueller never testified or sent a letter “correcting” anything. pic.twitter.com/kaZhS9whPy
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) June 6, 2019
The special counsel’s office and the Department of Justice did put out a joint statement after Mueller’s public statement on his report that emphasized that “the special counsel’s report and his statement today made clear that the office concluded it would not reach a determination — one way or the other — about whether the President committed a crime.”
Nothing in the joint statement contradicted anything that Mueller said in his own public statement, however.