Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that women were allegedly offered money to make "false claims" about him, CNBC reported Tuesday. Taub told Seven Days on Wednesday that she has never met or spoken to Mueller, who's investigating President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
The Russia probe-yes, that's still going on-took a rather freaky and nutty turn when two women alleged that they were approached by a company run by an apparent conspiracy theorist to fabricate sexual misconduct allegations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The FBI is now investigating whether women have been offered money to publicly make false claims against Mr. Mueller.
The special counsel office broke its usual silence on Tuesday to confirm to U.S. media it had been made aware of the saga.
"When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the special counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation", Peter Carr, spokesperson for the Special Counsel's office, told Global News in an email on Tuesday. Burkman tweeted on Tuesday that he will hold a press conference to "reveal the first victim" of Mueller on November 1.
Burkman gained notoriety when he promoted conspiracy theories regarding the still-unsolved killing in 2016 of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
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Longtime LGBTQ Nation readers will remember Jack Burkman from his 2014 claim that he was working on legislation to ban gay men from the NFL. In the video, Burkman said the "first" alleged accuser is "coming out this Thursday at high noon".
According to media reports, Surefire is a straw company for US-based Trump activist Jacob Wohl who tweeted on Monday that big allegations against Mueller were on their way. In an email, the company offered her compensation for her time to give anything she may have had on Mueller. Mueller, she said, "was always very polite" and "never inappropriate". Wohl told The Daily Beast that Burkman had hired Surefire to assist with his investigation into Mueller's past, but denied knowing anything about the firm's involvement in an alleged plot to fabricate allegations against Mueller when asked why his email address appeared in the domain records.
Although it's unclear whether "Lorraine" actually exists, another woman named Jennifer Taub told the Atlantic that she had also been contacted by a man claiming to be from Surefire Intelligence called Simon Frick who fished about non-existent "past encounters" she had had with Mr Mueller, teasing payment.
On Monday, Jacob Wohl, a right-wing conspiracy theorist and excessive tweeter, took to Twitter to announce that a "scandalous story" about Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be breaking the following day.
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As for Surefire Intelligence, it also appeared to be highly dubious.