During Mueller’s testimony, astute Florida Republican Representative Greg Steube asked Mueller about the purpose of his meeting with President Trump the day before he was assigned by Rod Rosenstein as the Head of the Mueller investigation. Steube asked:
Steube: Mr. Mueller, over here, did you indeed interview for the FBI Director job one day before you were appointed as Special Counsel?
Mueller: My understanding was I was not applying for the job, I was asked to give my input on what it would take to do the job which treated the interview you’re talking about.
Steube: So you don’t recall on May 16, 2017, that you interviewed with the President regarding the FBI Director job?
Mueller: I interviewed with the President.
Steube: For the FBI Director job?
Mueller: It was about the job and not me applying for the job.
Steube: So your statement here today is that you didn’t interview to apply for the FBI Director job?
Mueller: That’s correct.
Steube: So did you tell the Vice President that the FBI Director position would be the one job you would come back to for?
Mueller: I don’t recall that one.
Unfortunately for Mueller a document was finally released this past week related to this discussion. Internet sleuth Undercover Huber pointed this out: