FBI Looking into Apparent Effort to Smear Special Counsel Mueller

Hugh Fox
November 1, 2018

The special counsel's office says it has referred an alleged scheme to make false claims against Robert Mueller to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mueller is leading the politically sensitive investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion between Republican Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team and Russian officials. The special counsel's office says it was alerted to the matter by journalists following up on e-mails from the woman.

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.

"Some sad news. On Thursday, November 1, at the Rosslyn Holiday Inn at noon, we will reveal the first of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sex assault victims", he wrote in the posting.

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The details are still unclear, but centre around an apparent attempt to pay women to invent allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr Mueller in an alleged effort to discredit his probe.

Burkman declined to say if he was working with Surefire.

Mueller's office called for a probe to address an email sent to New York Magazine reporter Yashar Ali by a woman who claims to have worked with Mueller at the Pillsbury Madison and Sutro law firm in 1974. 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.

The woman identifying herself as Parsons told journalists in an email, a copy of which I obtained, that she had been offered roughly $20,000 by a man claiming to work for a firm called Surefire Intelligence-which had been hired by a GOP activist named Jack Burkman-"to make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller". He did not respond when asked by NBC why a telephone number listed on Surefire's website referred callers to another number that's listed in public records as belonging to Wohl's mother. But according to his Twitter, he still plans on attending a press conference on Thursday, which was originally announced before this all blew up in his face.

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"He then offered to pay off all of my credit card debt, plus bring me a check for $20,000 if I would do one thing", the woman said.

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Around that time, college professor Jennifer Taub, who was a frequent cable news guest where she spoke about the Mueller investigation, was approached by a person from SureFire Intelligence-a bogus "intelligence" firm made up by Wohl, with contact info that reaches his mom.

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".

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She was busy teaching classes Tuesday when she got a text from Shugerman about The Atlantic story and realized she had her own communication from Surefire Intelligence.

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