Rudy Giuliani Falsely Claims That Robert Mueller was Paid $30 Million for Investigation
Many Republicans have been celebrating William Barr’s Mueller Report interpretation that Donald Trump did not collude with Russia. Trump lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who spent multiple months off TV, appeared on Sean Hannity last night.
Giuliani began the segment by suggesting that decorated war hero, Robert Mueller, was fearful of making decisions. He then claimed that the American people paid Mueller $30 million to oversee the investigation.
The former New York City Mayor was upset that Mueller punted the question of obstruction over to congress. He said of Mueller’s refusal to exonerate Trump, “That is totally unprofessional. You’re not supposed to say that.
Giuliani then moved on to Mueller’s salary. He told Hannity, “The guy got paid somewhere upwards of $30 million, but he couldn’t make the key decision. His hands were shaking. He probably had, you know, he had the ‘Jekyll and Hyde,’ he had the bad guys and the good guys.”
Er, Rudy Giuliani seems to be saying Robert Mueller was paid $30 million for the Russia probe. pic.twitter.com/Ki8j7HFac9
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 26, 2019
Hannity did not comment on Giuliani’s wild salary figure. Money.com has reported Mueller’s salary as $161,900. If that figure is correct, it means that Mueller took a significant pay cut to oversee this case. According to Newsweek, Mueller made $3.4 million a year working at Washington DC law firm, WilmerHale.
You can watch a video of the segment here.