The ‘Picture File’?

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In another impromptu White House appearance just now, President Trump went off on special counsel Robert Mueller all over again. In an especially bonkers moment, the President lamented the friendship between Mueller and fired FBI Director James Comey, citing a “picture file.”

“They were supposedly best friends,” Trump said. “You look at the picture file and you see hundreds of pictures of him and Comey.”

What is he talking about? A picture file?

There’s really no way to know what’s going on in Trump’s head. But it should be pointed out that Comey succeeded Mueller as FBI director – and there are photos!

Before that, Comey was deputy attorney general while Mueller was heading the FBI. And yes, surprise! there are photos.

Even earlier, Comey was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, again while Mueller was FBI director. Photos? Yes!

US President Barack Obama (R) walks out of the Oval Office with outgoing Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) director Robert Mueller (C) and Obama’s nominee to replace Mueller Jim Comey at the White House in Washington,DC on June 21, 2013. Comey, a deputy attorney general under George W. Bush, would replace Robert Mueller, who is stepping down from the agency he has led since the week before the September 11, 2001 attacks. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)


WASHINGTON – JULY 8: Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey (R) and FBI Director Robert Mueller switch places on the podium duing an announcement of the indictment of the former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay July 8, 2004 in Washington DC. Lay was indicted on 11 counts, including securities and wire fraud and false and misleading statements surrounding the collapse of the energy giant. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Deputy Attorney General James Comey (R) and FBI Director Robert Mueller (L) announce an indictment of Enron’s CEO Jeffrey Skilling at the Justice Department 19 February, 2004, in Washington, DC. Skilling is charged with conspiracy, securities fraud and insider trading. Skilling pleaded not guilty on 19 February to 36 counts of fraud and insider trading relating to the collapse of the Houston energy giant and was released on bail of five million USD. The 50-year-old former number two at Enron Corp. turned himself into the FBI early 19 February and was led to US district court in handcuffs to answer the charges handed down by a grand jury. AFP Photo/Stephen JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)


UNITED STATES – AUGUST 01: Manhattan U.S. Attorney James Comey (right) speaks at a Washington news conference as FBI Director Robert Mueller (left) and Attorney General John Ashcroft look on in Washington. Ashcroft announced the filing of criminal charges against two former executives of the WorldCom telecommunications company. (Photo by Harry Hamburg/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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