Mueller Incorrectly Says President Bush Appointed Him to Be US Attorney for Massachusetts

By Melanie Arter | July 24, 2019 | 2:10pm EDT
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( – When asked which U.S. president appointed him to be U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Special Counsel Robert Mueller incorrectly stated “President Bush.”

Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.), who used his time at Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the findings of the Russia investigation, to remind people about Mueller’s service to the country, corrected Mueller, saying it was actually President Ronald Reagan who actually nominated him.




STANTON: Director Mueller, I’m disappointed that some have questioned your motives throughout this process, and I want to take a moment to remind the American people of who you are and your exemplary service to our country. You are a Marine. You served in Vietnam and earned a Bronze star and a Purple Heart, correct?

MUELLER: Correct.

STANTON: Which president appointed you to become the United States attorney for Massachusetts?

MUELLER: Which senator?

STANTON Which president.

MUELLER: Oh, which president. I think that was President Bush.

STANTON: According to my notes, it was President Ronald Reagan who had the honor to do so.

MUELLER: My mistake.


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