Alleged Mueller accuser fails to show up at press conference

Alleged Mueller accuser fails to show up at press conference

A scheme to pay women to make "false claims" of sexual assault against special counsel Robert Mueller has been forwarded to the FBI for investigation, the investigator's office said on Tuesday.

Mueller's team is looking into whether U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign had ties to Russian Federation.

This latest - albeit not entirely surprising - twist in the freakish effort to make the allegations against Mueller comes after mysterious claims that there was a payoff scheme to bring forward accusers, as well as the revelation that Wohl - a failed-hedge-fund-manager-turned-pro-Trump-Twitter-personality - had set up a fake private intel firm linked to the effort.

The special counsel office broke its usual silence on Tuesday to confirm to United States media it had been made aware of the saga.

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.

The woman claims the calls she received were from a man who said he represented known right-wing conspiracy peddler Jack Burkman, according to a report in The Atlantic.

Burkman has been critical of the Mueller probe and sought to raise funds for Rick Gates and Michael Flynn, two former Trump aides who pleaded guilty to charges brought against them by Mueller's team. "The only time I've seen him is on TV", she said in an interview with VTDigger. In the video, he said he was working on getting accusers to come forward.

Wohl also wrote on Twitter that the payment allegations were false.

The whole absurd mess began with Wohl claiming on Twitter Monday that "several media sources" had told him that "a scandalous story about Mueller is breaking tomorrow".

She told the reporters in an email sent on October 18 that a man offered her $20,000 and would pay off her large credit card debt to do so, according to the Hill Reporter.

But reached for comment on Tuesday, Burkman told Fox News he does not know the woman who spoke with The Atlantic and has "never paid anyone to do such a thing".

Despite the incriminating links, Jacob Wohl has denied all knowledge of involvement - tweeting that the mainstream media were spinning "FAKE NEWS" to "protect the Mueller witch hunt".

Burkman, who has pushed conspiracy theories related to the murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich and has a reputation for seeking attention, had made a similar promise to reveal sexual assault allegations against a sitting congressperson at a press conference in November 2017, but he failed to do so.

This series of mysterious events triggered a rush to discover the just who was behind Surefire Intelligence and all the evidence points towards.

Vermont law professor Jennifer Taub says she received an email from someone asking her to suggest a "beginning rate" for a phone call about her interactions with Mueller.

"Sometimes I get unsolicited emails but this one was a little weirder than most", Taub said.

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