The special counsel's office has referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation an alleged scheme offering women money to make false allegations against Robert Mueller, according to his spokesman.
Robert Mueller's office says somebody is offering women money to make false allegations of sexual harassment against him, and it's asking the FBI to investigate.
A USA official familiar with the matter confirmed to the New York Daily News that the special counsel's office was alerted to the purported scheme by reporters who had inquired about receiving emails from a Florida woman who alleged that right-wing conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman had offered her more than $20,000 to accuse Mueller of sexual misconduct.
In a Facebook video shared Tuesday, Burkman, the host of radio show Behind the Curtain, again announced that he will reveal the identity of the first alleged victim Thursday, adding that there would more.
He later issued a "big apology" after his client did not appear at a press conference, according to The Daily Beast. An email was sent out to several reporters in recent weeks, according to numerous reports, where a woman claimed that she was offered money in exchange for making "accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller".
"I think I'm the victim of a hoax", Burkman said.
The woman claimed she worked briefly with Mueller when she was a paralegal in 1974. After they insisted that all women should be believed, these women will not be believed and their allegations will be dismissed and/or ignored. "The left is trying to defend Mueller against sex assault allegations so they attack me in desperation". The Gateway Pundit published redacted documents of an investigation that included the phrase "international private intelligence", which some people online pointed out, matched phrases used by Surefire Intelligence-a firm several news outlets have linked to Jacob Wohl, a right-wing Twitter personality.
13 days ago I received this tip alleging an attempt to pay off women to make up accusations of sexual misconduct against Special Counsel Bob Mueller. "Mueller has done bad things to a number of women, the first of whom is coming out this Thursday".
Christensen told the woman he represented Burkman, who is a registered GOP lobbyist and infamous for perpetuating a debunked conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was responsible for the 2016 death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. The woman, Jennifer Taub, told the news outlet she forwarded the email to the Special Counsel's office.