Suspected hoax targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller referred to FBI for investigation

Suspected hoax targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller referred to FBI for investigation

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.

According to the special counsel's office, they were informed of the "scheme" by journalists who were approached by a woman who said that conservative commentator and lobbyist Jack Burkman offered her $20,000 "to make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller".

Law & Crime has noted how several journalists have been informed of a brewing plot to get Mueller's former associates on board. NPR had not reported the account before the statement from Mueller's office about the referral to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

An alleged scheme to pay off women to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been referred to the FBI for further investigation, according to a spokesman for the special counsel's office, Peter Carr.

A phone number on the Surefire Intelligence website was allegedly the number of Wohl's mother, an aspect that Kimmel enjoyed very much. But the site's founder, Jim Hoft, took down the records, saying that the site was investigating them anew and that there were "serious allegations" against Wohl.

Within minutes of Carr's statement, Burkman posted a video on Facebook revealing he plans to host a news conference in Arlington, Va., on Thursday focused on "the first of the sex assault victims of Robert Mueller".

What have Wohl and Burkman said?

. I wanted to know who "Surefire Intelligence" is.

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You can read all of the Atlantic's report here, and all of the Hill Reporter's report here. "To me, this was all a setup from somebody trying to discredit the media".

The FBI did not comment.

Wohl was raised and still lives in Orange County, a politically conservative area of Southern California, in a Jewish Republican home.

"I can't figure out why they would have contacted me", Taub said.

Wohl's political activism ramped up with the start of Trump's campaign in 2015, and since has skyrocketed. Episode titles have included "The Caliphate Comes to Toronto" and "Full Commie".

Given that Mueller is now investigating Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation, it looks like the political battle lines will be drawn soon, with Republicans eager to believe the allegations, while Democrats will likely seek to dismiss them as an effort to destroy Mueller's Russian Federation probe - despite the frequent calls to "believe all women" accusers.

The probe has expanded to examine possible attempts by Trump himself to obstruct the investigation, which could - if proven - lead to the president's impeachment. He has repeatedly called on President Trump to fire Mr. Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller probe.

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