BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Multiple administration officials tell Fox News that when Robert Mueller met with President Trump in May of 2017, Mueller was indeed pursuing the open post as the director of the FBI – something the former Russia probe special counsel denied under oath during congressional testimony this summer. These officials also told Fox News government documents showed Mueller was pursuing the job as a candidate himself. It came as emails released this month through a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative group Judicial Watch seemed to indicate Mueller knew there was a real possibility he could be named special counsel if he wasn’t chosen as the next FBI director. Mueller finally commented on the documents. “Of course I wanted the job,” he began. “And President Trump knew it. He dangled that carrot in front as if I was Bugs Bunny, watched me salivate, and then told me “no”. I was hurt and angry. However, I still think my final report was both fair and objective, and James Comey thought so too, and he stated as much when he was writing the final draft on my behalf.”