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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:34 PM

Trumper tried to pay women to bear false witness against Robert Mueller




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. “When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,” Carr said in a statement on Tuesday.

The special counsel’s attention to this scheme—which was brought to the office by a woman claiming she herself had been offered money to make up sexual harassment claims against Mueller—and its decision to release a rare statement about it to reporters indicates the seriousness with which the office is taking the purported scheme to discredit Mueller in the middle of an ongoing investigation.

The special counsel’s office confirmed that the scheme was brought to its attention by several journalists who were told about it by a woman alleging that she herself had been offered roughly $20,000 by a GOP activist named Jack Burkman “to make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller.” The woman told journalists that she had worked for Mueller as a paralegal at the Pillsbury, Madison, and Sutro law firm in 1974. The firm has not returned a request for comment about whether the woman actually worked there.




https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/special-counsel-refers-scheme-targeting-mueller-to-fbi/574411/

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Reply Trumper tried to pay women to bear false witness against Robert Mueller (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Oct 30 OP
Hekate Oct 30 #1
Fullduplexxx Oct 30 #2
Initech Oct 30 #8
OMGWTF Oct 30 #13
RockRaven Oct 30 #3
Brother Buzz Oct 30 #6
Brother Buzz Oct 30 #4
Midnightwalk Oct 30 #5
gratuitous Oct 30 #7
Scurrilous Oct 30 #9
2naSalit Oct 30 #10
Initech Oct 30 #11
Salviati Oct 30 #12
unitedwethrive Oct 30 #15
SunSeeker Oct 30 #14
scheming daemons Oct 30 #16
FakeNoose Oct 30 #17
dchill Oct 30 #18
malaise Oct 30 #19

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:35 PM

1. Kick their asses out of Washington, voters

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:42 PM

2. And there's this GOP school board member busted for Facebook plot to accuse the 2020 Dem presidentia


GOP school board member busted for Facebook plot to accuse the 2020 Dem presidential nominee...

GOP school board member busted for Facebook plot to accuse the 2020 Dem presidential nominee of sexual assault 






https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211311186

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:00 PM

8. WTF is wrong with these people?

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Response to Initech (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:41 PM

13. They Hate America and Democracy

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:45 PM

3. I'd never heard of Jack Burkman before, but he's got an unverified twitter account

on which, 1 hour ago, he said he would be having a press conference at some Holiday Inn on Thursday Nov 1 at which "we will reveal the first of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sex assault victims."

I wonder if he knows yet that the FBI is investigating his BS. He's either very dumb or very brave if he goes through with that presser.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:57 PM

6. Think Seth Rich. Burkman was the man behind the curtain mucking things up

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:53 PM

4. GOP activist, Jack Burkman, is a snake

He's the ass that turned the murder of Seth Rich upside down and shoved it right into the white-wing conspiracy realm.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:56 PM

5. November Surprise

Doesn't matter if it's completely bogus. We need to be in front of it. Obstruction sure, but the reason for doing it now is to influence the election.

The investigation has netted over a dozen convictions of trumps closest advisers. Nothing they do should change us stating that fact.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:59 PM

7. Ooopsie

Looks like the ratfuckers are getting to the bottom of their bag of very old tricks. They'd better come up with some new ones, because the last thing the Republicans want is a fair fight.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:03 PM

9. K&R

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:26 PM

10. Major crime!

A perp walk to follow.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:35 PM

11. Lock him up! Lock him up!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:36 PM

12. If you want to know what republicans are guilty of,

You simply need to look at the misdeeds they accuse others of. They are not creative people, and they assume that everyone else is as vile as they are.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:47 PM

15. This is SO true!

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:46 PM

14. K & R for exposure.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:48 PM

16. Reached for comment, Karl Rove simply said "Amateurs!"

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:21 PM

17. It could lead to Gingrich (maybe)

.... or Trump (please God, please!)

Somebody high up in the GOP has to be behind this stupid scam. I'm not worried for Mueller, but this is just ridiculous. Somebody will land in jail for this.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:37 PM

18. +1,000,000.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:40 PM

19. Looks like the great October surprise was crushed like a bug

Never think you can outsmart the intelligence folks or the media,
The Con is over - lock him up.

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