Mueller in 2011 had a dispute over fees at Trump’s National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia

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President Donald Trump ripped into Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, which he referred to as a “Rigged Witch Hunt,” and slammed the special counsel for not releasing his conflicts of interest with the president.

The president detailed the conflicts for the first time: “We had a very nasty & contentious business relationship, I turned him down to head the FBI (one day before appointment as S.C.) & (James) Comey is his close friend.”

The New York Times in January reported that Trump ordered Mueller fired from his role as special counsel in part because of three conflicts of interest: Mueller in 2011 had a dispute over fees at Trump’s National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and still held a grudge against Trump over the matter (per the report); Mueller previously worked for a law firm that represented Jared Kushner; and Mueller was interviewed to return for a second stint as FBI director immediately before being appointed as special counsel in May.

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