FBI investigating allegations ladies provided cash to manufacture intercourse claims towards Robert Mueller
Particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s staff has requested the FBI to look into claims that ladies have been provided cash to manufacture sexual assault allegations towards Mueller, who leads the probe into Russia’s makes an attempt to affect the U.S. election in 2016.
“Once we discovered final week of allegations that ladies have been provided cash to make false claims concerning the Particular Counsel, we instantly referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, stated.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to remark.
Jack Burkman, a Washington lawyer and Republican operative, advised Reuters he was talking to 5 ladies who claimed they have been sexually assaulted by Mueller, and denied paying them for the knowledge.
He stated he would have a information convention near Washington on Thursday with one of many ladies who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Mueller in 2010, and that the opposite 4 ladies nonetheless wanted to be vetted.
Mueller is main the politically delicate investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion between Republican Donald Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign workforce and Russian officers.
Burkman, who can also be a right-wing commentator on social media, has been important of the Mueller probe and sought to boost funds for Rick Gates and Michael Flynn, two former Trump aides who pleaded responsible to expenses introduced towards them by Mueller’s group.
Trump denies any collusion and has repeatedly described Mueller’s probe as a partisan “witch hunt.”
Russia denies the allegations that it interfered within the election.
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