President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller was “in love with” former FBI Director James Comey.
“Bob Mueller’s no friend of mine,” the president told reporters at the White House on Thursday.
“We had somebody that is in love with James Comey,” he charged of Mueller.
“They were very good friends, supposedly best friends, maybe not, supposedly best friends,” he added. “You look at the picture file and you see hundreds of pictures of him and Comey.”
Comey told House lawmakers in December that the two men were not “best friends” as the president had claimed at the time.
“I am not,” Comey said when asked if the two men were besties. “I admire the heck out of the man, but I don’t know his phone number, I’ve never been to his house, I don’t know his children’s names.”
“I think I had a meal once alone with him in a restaurant. I like him. I am not a – I’m an associate of his who admires him greatly. We’re not friends in any social sense,” he added.
Trump on Thursday said he would leave it up to Attorney General Bill Barr as to whether the special counsel should testify before Congress as Democrats are threatening a subpoena.
“I’m going to leave that up to our very great attorney general, and he’ll make a decision on that,” Trump said.
At a fiery rally in West Virginia last September, Trump declared that he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “fell in love.”
“I was really being tough and so was he,” he said at a rally for Senate candidate and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R). “And we would go back and forth. And then we fell in love. No really. He wrote me beautiful letters.”
“They were great letters. And then we fell in love.”