President Trump Friday pointed to a key concern even his opponents should have with the investigation into matters related to Russia, which is that the special counsel, Robert Mueller, is good friends with the star witness, James Comey.
“He’s very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome,” Trump told Fox News Friday morning. Trump also noted that Meuller is staffing up with Clinton supporters.
“I can say that the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters, some of them worked for Hillary Clinton,” Trump said. “I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous if you want to know the truth.”
Nevertheless, Trump opted not to get completely on the wrong side of Mueller.
“Robert Mueller is an honorable man, and hopefully he’ll come up with an honorable solution,” Trump said.
Trump also indicated his tweet suggesting he may have taped Comey during their conversations was a ruse designed to ensure that Comey offered an accurate description of their talks.
“When he found out that there may be tapes out there . . . I think his story may have changed,” Trump said. “I mean you’ll have to take a look at that because then he has to tell what actually happened at the events.”
Trump specifically suggested Comey’s admission that he had in fact advised Trump that he was not under investigation may have been prompted by the suggestion that there were tapes.