In his second interview with the Daily Caller in as many days, President Donald Trump on Wednesday boasted that he possessed intimate pictures of former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whom the president often claims are “best friends.”
— The Hill (@thehill) September 5, 2018
Trump was asked if he had interviewed Mueller as a potential FBI director, a position Mueller had previously held under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
“I liked him,” Trump recalled of Mueller, “but I didn’t give him the job.”
When pressed on why not, Trump said he had a “business dispute” with Mueller and that “he’s Comey’s best friend.”
Trump then made a stunning claim – that he has pictures of Comey and Mueller “hugging and kissing.”
I could give you 100 pictures of him and Comey hugging and kissing each other. You know, he’s Comey’s best friend.
This occurred moments after Trump had reiterated his belief that Mueller’s investigation into Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction of justice is “illegal.”
“I view it as an illegal investigation,” Trump groaned. “It should’ve never been started. It should’ve never been allowed to start.” The president added that he is “not the target of this investigation, just in case you don’t realize.”
I consider it to be an illegal investigation. It should’ve never been allowed to have happened.
The president also referred to Mueller and his team of prosecutors as “17 angry Democrats,” however the typical line of attack is “13 angry Democrats” (Mueller is a life-long Republican).
No one believes Trump has pictures of Comey and Mueller kissing, but here is one of Trump kissing Comey.
Here's one of some guy giving Comey a peck on the cheek and holding his hand. pic.twitter.com/KRY6aMEctb
— Ellen Garrison (@EllenTrailerDog) September 5, 2018
Social media remembers a video of Trump and his now TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani embracing – while Giuliani is dressed in drag.
— 4q2 (@ForQ2) September 5, 2018
No, but I've got Trump nuzzling Giuliani in a dress. pic.twitter.com/wLmVO9AXGy
— OttolineMorrell (@OttolineMorrell) September 5, 2018
Regardless, Twitter immediately fired back at Trump. Put up or shut up, Mr. President.
Trump tells the Daily Caller he could give them 100 pictures of Comey and Mueller "hugging and kissing" each other. Has anyone seen a picture of that? https://t.co/Md1y0tgRG1
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 5, 2018
Great! Show us! I'll be over here…waiting.
— stable covfefe genius (@igintl) September 5, 2018
Bring them on, let us see what you got @realDonaldTrump. How many pictures do you think Mueller has of you with Putin?
— Glenn Tabor #GlovesOff🌊🌊 (@kobelicious1) September 5, 2018
Call his bluff and have SHS share them at a briefing
— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) September 5, 2018
How… why? We have questions.
why would he have pictures??????
— Jeff Stutsman (@jeffey29) September 5, 2018
Where are the pictures?
— Jack Govan (@jack_govan) September 5, 2018
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 5, 2018
— Richard (@RichardAEllis) September 5, 2018
Others alluded to other ridiculous claims Trump has made.