Woman allegedly offered to make false claims about Mueller

Woman allegedly offered to make false claims about Mueller

Woman allegedly offered to make false claims about Mueller

"I want you to make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller, and I want you to sign a sworn affidavit to that effect", she quoted the man as saying.

President Trump's lawyers have not yet reached a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team to submit written answers to questions on Russian meddling and possible collusion; reaction and analysis from Alex Little, former assistant US attorney and prosecutor.

A spokesman for Mueller confirmed the referral on Tuesday in a statement. So what went on, and how did we get here? Reporters only began publicly hinting at the existence of the email after Burkman and Wohl previewed earlier this week a "sad" and "scandalous" story coming out about Mueller.

Mr Wohl, a Fox News contributor, is known best as a right-wing Twitter provocateur and ex-hedge-fund manager who was banned by a U.S. trading body for life earlier this year after being accused of fraud.

According to The Atlantic, another woman, Lorraine Parsons, was offered $20,000 to make accusations against Mueller.

The Russia probe-yes, that's still going on-took a rather freakish 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.

Around the same time the emails were apparently sent to journalists, Jack Burkman teased on Facebook a story alleging Mr Mueller was an alcoholic and had a "life-time history of harassing women".

The person who has been emailing reporters over the past two weeks had said she was told that Burkman was behind the effort to pay those who made allegations against Mueller. In a statement to the Atlantic, Burkman said the Federal Bureau of Investigation referral was "a joke" and Mueller "wants to deflect attention from his sex assault troubles by attacking me".

Researcher Aric Toler of the open-source reporting website Bellingcat established that the "employees" of the "intelligence agency" listed on LinkedIn include photos of models from commercially available stock photos or, in at least one case, the actor Christoph Waltz. So far, however, he has offered no proof to back them.

Parsons' identity, however, has not been corroborated, according to the New York Times.

"Mueller is a bad guy, not just because of what he does in the courtroom, but because of what he does outside of the courtroom", Burkman said. The firm was namechecked in threatening calls received by journalist who were sniffing around the alleged payoff scheme, though until now Wohl was denying any involvement in the firm.

"Maybe they saw that and thought this is someone who's written about sex assault", Taub said.

He has held similar events before, including around the death of a Democratic Party staffer called Seth Rich, which have been disregarded and ridiculed. The special counsel's office says it was alerted to the matter by journalists following up on e-mails from the woman.

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