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Another woman has come forward who said she was offered money to accuse Mueller

https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/1057366988081762304



Now another woman says she was offered money to discuss fake "encounters" with Robert Mueller https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/sp

WH trying to push Trump into hospital rooms. Most victims wanted no part of it.

https://twitter.com/howardfineman/status/1057321489828065283


Further: @realDonaldTrump WH called the top #PA and #Pittsburgh officials one at a time and lied to each that the others had agreed. WH did the same to #Schumer and #Pelosi. No one bit. WH also trying to push #Trump into hospital rooms of victims but most want no part of him.

Kellyanne Conway just removed "counselor to the President" from her Twitter bio

https://twitter.com/pbump/status/1057339191024119808


This morning, Kellyanne Conway's Twitter bio read "Counselor to the President."

It no longer reads anything.

Special Counsel Refers Scheme Targeting Mueller to FBI

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.

He “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 wrote to the journalists in an email, a copy of which I obtained. “In more of an effort to get him to go away than anything else, I asked him what in the hell he wanted me to do. He said that we could not talk about it on the phone, and he asked me to download an app on my phone called Signal, which he said was more secure. Reluctantly, I downloaded the app and he called me on that app a few minutes later. He said (and I will never forget exactly what it was) ‘I want you to make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller, and I want you to sign a sworn affidavit to that effect.’”

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/special-counsel-refers-scheme-targeting-mueller-to-fbi/574411/?utm_term=2018-10-30T17%3A14%3A35&utm_campaign=atlantic-politics-and-policy&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1057293738471550976


It's.

A.

Trap.

My operative theory is that this is soon-to-be indicted geriatric ratfucker Roger Stone and his alt-right bitch boys, wannabes, and clingers trying to shank Robert Mueller.

Expect it to drop on Thursday night.

Something's getting ready to come out about Mueller

Something ginned up by the right to discredit him.


https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1057253901475426306



@ScottMStedman
@ScottMStedman
I wasn't going to report on this, but I think my fears are coming true. Based on information that I am privy to, I believe false accusations will be spread about Mueller in order to discredit him and possibly the journalists who are preparing this story.




@NatashaBertrand
20m20 minutes ago
Can confirm



@JaneMayerNYer
Replying to @NatashaBertrand
It’s just a stupid hoax.

Jair Bolsonaro, Far-Right Populist, Elected President of Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil on Sunday became the latest country to drift toward the far right, electing a strident populist as president in the nation’s most radical political change since democracy was restored more than 30 years ago.

The new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has exalted the country’s military dictatorship, advocated torture and threatened to destroy, jail or drive into exile his political opponents.

He won by tapping into a deep well of resentment at the status quo in Brazil — a country whiplashed by rising crime and two years of political and economic turmoil — and by presenting himself as the alternative.

“This is a really radical shift,” said Scott Mainwaring, a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government who specializes in Brazil. “I can’t think of a more extremist leader in the history of democratic elections in Latin America who has been elected.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/world/americas/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-election.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesworld


https://twitter.com/MiriamElder/status/1056677999188365312

Bolsonaro, new prez of Brazil:
-"I am in favor of a dictatorship”
- Called a female lawmaker a “slut”
- said "no father is ever proud of having a gay son”
- has called indigenous Brazilians “parasites”



There is no electorally viable conservatism without racism.

https://twitter.com/drvox/status/1056627120128946176


The smack-you-in-your-face truth is, Republican party *can't hold onto power without white nationalism.*

Take away hatred, xenophobia, racism & violent rhetoric against brown/LGBTQ people - what's left?

Grover's tax cuts and Pete Peterson's deficit obsession. But no voters.


This is true & I haven't seen it discussed enough. If the GOP ditched white nationalism & focused on the allegedly more noble Kaisch-style "fiscal conservatism" ... it would lose every election, forever. There is no electorally viable conservatism without racism.


01/03/2017 Trump suggests Jews might secretly be committing anti-Semitic hate crimes on themselves

Andrew Griffin @_andrew_griffin
Wednesday 1 March 2017 02:22



Donald Trump has suggested that Jewish people might be committing anti-Semitic hate crimes to make himself look bad.After days in which he refused to comment on a spate of anti-Semitic attacks, Mr Trump broke his silence to repeat an neo-Nazi conspiracy theory that has claimed that the attacks are "false flags". Supporters of that belief – who include leader of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke – believe that such attacks are being perpetrated by Jewish people in order to undermine the White House.

Pennsylvania's Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, said that he had spoken to the President about a wave of threats to Jewish community centres. And Mr Trump said that they had been designed to make "others look bad".Mr Shapiro was part of a group of state attorneys general who met with Trump at the White House Tuesday.

He said he asked Trump at the meeting about how states and the federal government could better collaborate against the threats.

He says Mr Trump responded by calling the threats "reprehensible, but then added that, "sometimes it's the reverse, to make people or to make others look bad." Mr Shapiro said that he had repeated the word "reverse" a number of times, stressing that the attacks might be perpetuated by Jewish people.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-jews-antisemitic-hate-crimes-false-flag-reverse-david-duke-kkk-ku-klux-klan-a7604801.html

Video of him stating this at the link

Rep. Steve King Endorses Neo-Nazi Sympathizer Faith Goldy. GOP Says Nothing.

Once again, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) publicly declared his support for white nationalist and neo-Nazi figures and, once again, Republican leadership remains silent.

King, who is currently running for re-election, tweeted an endorsement late Tuesday evening for Faith Goldy, a white supremacist, right-wing YouTube star running for the mayor of Toronto.Goldy is a self-described “tough on crime and easy on taxpayers” far-right figure who rose to prominence by promoting white nationalism and anti-Semitism, cultivating ties with neo-Nazi groups, and regularly spreading their rhetoric through her massive social-media following.

Last August, Goldy covered the deadly Unite the Right protest in Charlottesville as a correspondent for Rebel Media, a conservative Canadian outlet (also the former home of Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes), but was later fired after appearing on a show hosted by neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.

In the interview, Goldy told host and fellow far-right YouTuber Stefan Molyneux that neo-Nazis offer “robust” and “well thought-out ideas” about the “JQ,” a.k.a., the “Jewish question,” a common anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about Jewish people controlling many aspects of society.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-steve-king-endorses-neo-nazi-sympathizer-faith-goldy-gop-says-nothing

Silent thread for victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and the Jewish community

My heart goes out to you and your families.


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