FBI asked to probe false sexual harassment claims against Robert Mueller

In a bizarre development involving the special counsel probing alleged Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election, the FBI has been asked to look into whether two women were offered cash to level false sexual harassment allegations against Robert Mueller.

In a statement from the Special Counsel’s office, spokesman Peter Carr said:

“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.”

According to press reports, the two women, one a Florida resident, Lorraine Parsons, and a second woman, Jennifer Taub, from Massachusetts, were contacted by a man, Simon Frick, claiming to work for a Delaware firm, Surefire Intelligence.

Originally reported by The Atlantic, the magazine states implicitly it cannot verify the existence of Parsons or corroborate her story.  However, Ms. Taub, who teaches law at the University of Vermont, is on record and forwarded Frick’s email to Mueller’s office.

By Taub’s account, the man in question, Frick, sent an email inquiring over her past relationship with Mueller.  In his message to the law professor, Frick asked Taub of any prior encounters and discussed the possibility of payment for her experiences.  Shocked at the “random” appeal, Taub forwarded Frick’s email to Muller’s office.

While little has been uncovered regarding the identity of the man behind the email to Taub, Surefire Intelligence was incorporated as a business in October, and has links to pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl.

Wohl, tweeted earlier this week of the “explosive claims” of which were covered by The Gateway Pundit.

Wohl’s tweet was followed by a retweet of a post from Washington lobbyist, Jack Burkman, who seconded the allegations by announcing a press conference would be held introducing a Mueller accuser.

Mueller is conducting a sweeping probe into allegations members of the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russian officials or citizens to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

 

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