Trump busted for falsely claiming Mueller has been ‘proven’ as a liar
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, addresses his remarks Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that former FBI director and special counsel Robert Mueller had been "proven" as a liar.


The president spoke at length to Fox News broadcaster Geraldo Rivera for an interview on the Cleveland-based WTAM-AM, where he attacked the former prosecutors in Roger Stone's case and lashed out at the special counsel who brought the charges against his longtime associate.

Trump claimed Wednesday that Mueller had lied to Congress, and he told Rivera the former special counsel had falsely denied seeking another shot at the FBI director job after the president fired James Comey in May 2017.

“Now it’s been proven that he did,” Trump told Rivera.

CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale pointed out that no evidence has shown Mueller sought the job he held from 2001 to 2013.

Mueller did meet with Trump to discuss the position, but former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said the former FBI director had been invited to offer advice regarding the job and a potential replacement for Comey.