FBI Looking into Apparent Effort to Smear Special Counsel Mueller

Minnie Murray
November 1, 2018

The FBI has been asked to investigate whether women were offered money to make sexual assault claims against Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. The reporters each independently verified that the harassment allegations were most likely a hoax and referred them to the special counsel's office. In a Twitter post Tuesday morning, Burkman said he will reveal the identity of "the first of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sex assault victims" on Thursday.

He first claimed to have evidence of misbehavior by Mueller, including alcoholism and sexual assault, on October 20, two days after the mysterious woman emailed the reporters.

Special counsel Robert Mueller last week asked the FBI to investigate a possible scam in which a woman would make false claims that he had sexually assaulted her, after several political reporters were contacted about doing a story on the alleged assault. The emails stated that Parsons was offered $20,000 plus payment of her credit card debt to accuse Mueller of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment when she was a paralegal at his law firm in 1974.

According to documents published by the conservative Gateway Pundit blog, the accuser says that Mueller "aggressively" raped her after buying her a drink at the St. Regis Hotel bar in NY in 2010.

In May, Burkman offered a reward for damaging information about Mueller, and during the confirmation process for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, he offered a $25,000 reward for damaging information about Kavanaugh's accusers.

Mueller is leading the politically sensitive investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion between Republican Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Jacob Wohl describes himself as a conservative, a Zionist and one of President Trump's most loyal supporters.

And the entire company appears to have been created around three weeks ago with the sole aim of giving the accusations against Mueller an (incredibly thin) veneer of credibility.

Surefire's domain records list Wohl's email address and a phone number provided by a recording when calling the number listed on Surefire's website belongs to Wohl's mother.

She also told the Times that the man told her he was working for Jack Burkman.

All week Mr. Burkman and Mr. Wohl had promised the press conference would continue, even after Mr. Mueller referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mr Burkman, who has a radio show, is notorious in Washington for spreading conspiracy theories and has been involved in a number of other high-profile publicity attempts around them.

Burkman toldThe Atlantic he does not know the woman who contacted journalists about the alleged scheme against Mueller, and called his client a "very credible witness." .

"I like a scandal that involves a Verizon family plan", Kimmel said.

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