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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:21 PM

Special Counsel Refers Scheme Targeting Mueller to FBI

Source: The Atlantic

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.

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

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Reply Special Counsel Refers Scheme Targeting Mueller to FBI (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 30 OP
hlthe2b Oct 30 #1
Silver1 Oct 30 #9
pnwmom Oct 30 #15
Cosmocat Oct 30 #2
exboyfil Oct 30 #3
meow2u3 Oct 30 #4
Fullduplexxx Oct 30 #5
groundloop Oct 30 #6
watoos Oct 30 #8
7962 Oct 30 #10
sprinkleeninow Oct 30 #31
watoos Oct 30 #7
Sedona Oct 30 #11
Sedona Oct 30 #16
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 30 #24
neohippie Oct 30 #23
True Blue American Oct 31 #41
C_U_L8R Oct 30 #12
watoos Oct 30 #13
pnwmom Oct 30 #14
sprinkleeninow Oct 30 #33
BumRushDaShow Oct 30 #17
fleur-de-lisa Oct 30 #18
wryter2000 Oct 30 #19
Leghorn21 Oct 30 #20
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 30 #21
riversedge Oct 30 #22
annabanana Oct 30 #25
More_Cowbell Oct 30 #26
atreides1 Oct 30 #27
Flaleftist Oct 30 #28
Dave Starsky Oct 30 #32
Tarc Oct 30 #29
JI7 Oct 30 #30
Scurrilous Oct 30 #34
Julian Englis Oct 30 #35
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 30 #36
Tarc Oct 30 #37
Maeve Oct 30 #38
laserhaas Oct 30 #39
still_one Oct 31 #40

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:22 PM

1. Best post today... Thank heavens "they" are ON IT.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:33 PM

9. Yes ...

Yes, and that they mad it public immediately!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:55 PM

15. Did anyone see if there was a news conference at about noon? Never mind --

I see now it was for Thursday.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:24 PM

2. JHC

they are insane ...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:25 PM

3. You mean the Koch funded Jack Burkman

See how easy that was.

Now we only need to get one of our major political figures to endorse the claim through a retweet. It seems to be working for Trump.

What. Democratic leaders are actually held accountable for what they say or endorse.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:26 PM

4. Nice try, reTHUGS!

Mueller was onto their scam from the outset. Rethugs will end up hoist on their own petard.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:27 PM

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



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 

So they are already trying to weaponize the #metoo movement










https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211311186

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:30 PM

6. Are the referring to THIS Jack Burkman????

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Response to groundloop (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:31 PM

8. I think that's John Miller or John Barron.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:37 PM

10. HA!!!!!!

 

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Response to groundloop (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:52 PM

31. Thot that was Denny Dennison...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:30 PM

7. Anyone know where James O'Keefe is?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:39 PM

11. This Jack Burkman?





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Burkman

Jack Burkman is an American lobbyist. He is the president of the lobbying firm Burkman Associates, LLC. Burkman drew significant media attention for organizing a protest against the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team after it signed Michael Sam, an openly gay football player to its practice squad.[2][3][4] He is the host of the radio show Behind the Curtain on Radio America.[5]

and THIS Jack Burkman?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/investigative-group-files-lawsuit-seeking-police-information-on-seth-rich-slaying/2017/05/31/3c68e296-4635-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?utm_term=.e596502e3749

An Arlington-based legal investigative unit filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force D.C. police to turn over information gathered in last year’s fatal shooting of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

The Profiling Project, headed by lobbyist and lawyer Jack Burkman, along with law students at George Washington University, filed the suit in D.C. Superior Court in hopes it can gain access to surveillance video from a camera at the Flagler Market, near where Rich was killed; the D.C. Medical Examiner’s report on the death; and the forensic ballistic report.

Burkman is asking that D.C. police release the information within 10 days. Named as defendants in the lawsuit are Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine.

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Response to Sedona (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:59 PM

16. OMG this is too delicious! Watch the video of him bragging about his big scoop before it goes away!

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Response to Sedona (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:49 PM

24. He's standing in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia, at the intersection of

North Oak Street and Clarendon Boulevard. Delicious irony: this is near the parking garage where Deep Throat spilled the beans to Bob Woodward.

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Response to Sedona (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:48 PM

23. makes one wonder

potentially this same game could explain some of Al Franken's accusers. I wonder if someone went back and looked at their debts prior to the accusations being made, and then their finances after they came out publicly with their accusations

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Response to neohippie (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:16 AM

41. Franken's accuser

Was given a job with right wing radio. There are numerous articles on Google. Leeann is a sickening liar who groped men all the time. Videos clearly show that.

https://pagesix.com/2017/12/07/tom-arnold-al-franken-accuser-was-manipulated/

https://pagesix.com/2017/12/07/tom-arnold-al-franken-accuser-was-manipulated/

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:40 PM

12. I love the smell

of nefarious Republican schemes imploding in the afternoon.
It smells like... victory.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:47 PM

13. He would look good with the stripes going the other way.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 12:48 PM

14. So if somebody's stupid enough to pull a plot like this right before the election,

the so-called policy of the Justice Dept doesn't apply. He or she can't count on Bob Mueller to keep it quiet till after the election.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:56 PM

33. That's the ticket. Pull a 'comey'. Now.

As one might gather, Ima still bent outta shape from that stunt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:05 PM

17. What's the chant folks? "Lock him up!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:09 PM

18. Most hilarious part is the FBI sat on this story until Jack Burkman went public with it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:26 PM

19. Bless this woman for coming forward

They were about to do a Franken on Mueller. This should nip it in the bud. Damn, but the man is good.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:26 PM

20. OH HAPPY JOY!!! - this malodorous "story" kinda broke late last night/early this morning, and I

thought, “This is some “walkaway”-type horseshit again, which was known as a TOTALLY BOGUS OPERATION from the get-go, and this will be BUSTED TO HELL before the day is out”, and every now and again, I’m right!!!




ROCK STEADY, MR. MUELLER & CO

Hats fkn OFF

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:35 PM

21. Here's a link to Burkman's Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/Jack_Burkman

I see that Jacob Wohl is in the news again today.

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. I applaud the courage and dignity and
grace and strength of my client.



Yeah, that is just awful. This was among the replies:

All signs point to Jacob Wohl working with Jack Burkman.....



Special Counsel Alerts FBI Of Scheme To Pay Women To Accuse Mueller Of Sexual Assault

BY ED KRASSENSTEIN October 30, 2018
....

Between reporting the threatening text message and phone call to the Special Counsel and discussing the matter with other well-known journalists, Hill Reporter reached out to Jack Burkman himself. Burkman would not discuss his investigation, other than telling us that he had “one woman ready to go public” and “discussions ongoing with a second [woman]”. He then informed us that he is familiar with a company called “Surefire Intelligence” and that a man named Jacob Wohl runs it.

“Surefire is a real company, an intel operation in Los Angeles,” Burkman told Hill Reporter. ” We have known them for a long time. The guy’s name is Jacob Wohl. They do a lot of intel work. They do a lot of good research.”

Jacob Wohl, for those of you who are unaware, is a far-right Twitter troll who has had his own run-ins with the law in the past. Hill Reporter did a DNS check on the domain name for Surefire Intelligence, which found that Wohl’s email address was listed on the SOA RNAME: record.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:47 PM

22. Burkman, a conservative radio host, is known for spreading conspiracy theories --including Seth Rich

whow. if ever this man should be locked it, it would be the best thing ever!


..........Burkman, a conservative radio host, is known for spreading conspiracy theories. He launched his own private investigation into the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, dangled uncorroborated claims of sexual harassment against a sitting member of Congress, and earlier this year offered $25,000 to FBI whistleblowers for any information exposing wrongdoing during the 2016 election.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:56 PM

25. So desperate! ... sad

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:58 PM

26. Some journalists aren't sure that there actually is a woman or a scheme

Apparently this woman, if she exists, started emailing journalists two weeks ago. Here's one journalist's Twitter thread about how he felt:




He found that the woman was hard to pin down, but she gave him lots of details of the intermediary, who was extremely cooperative. He wouldn't have mentioned it at all, I think, except that the story seems to be coming out from Burkman.

I think that he, and other journalists, are worried that the whole thing might be an attempt to discredit the media. That's really Trump's last hope: that people will stop believing what the media reports. If Burkman holds a press conference on Thursday and doesn't say *any* of this, how will it look?

On the other hand, maybe there was a scheme. Guess we'll find out.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:02 PM

27. I wonder where this idea came from?

Stephen Miller...of course!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:15 PM

28. Not surprised, but $20K sounds like an absurdly low number for what they were asking.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:54 PM

32. Well, they're cheap.

And that was the starting figure.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:16 PM

29. I hope Rachel and Lawrence are all over this tonight


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:17 PM

30. wasnt burkman arrested for going after underage girls ?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:58 PM

34. K&R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:00 PM

35. Thanks for bringing the Mueller investigation up right before the midterm.

This may actually help Democratic candidates by reminding voters of the corruption of the extreme right wing. It certainly won't energize anyone but the RNJs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:41 PM

36. "@Jack_Burkman, @DavidWohl and @JacobAWohl are The Parallax View remade with The Three Stooges."

HOLY SHIT read this thread. @Jack_Burkman, @DavidWohl and @JacobAWohl are The Parallax View remade with The Three Stooges.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:32 PM

37. Tap the brakes on this a bit, no one has been able to confirm that "Lorraine Parsons" even exists

This may be some sort of elaborate Conspiracy Inception going on.

I have no doubt that Trump's minions are terrified of what Mueller is about to release, and are doing all they can to torpedo the man and his investigation. But tread carefully with every new salacious reveal on this story.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:35 PM

38. When the rumors started this morning about dirt on Mueller, I worried

But this has turned out to be a laugh-out-loud debacle for the plotters! And that Surefire's phone leads to Wohl's mother's phone...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 06:29 PM

39. Obstruction, Witness Tampering and worse

Conspiracy to Obstruct

WOW

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 12:34 AM

40. This would make my day if Project Veritas and O'Keefe did this, and were caught red handed, and had

his sorry ass sent to Federal Prison

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