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Special counsel Robert Mueller accuses opponents of offering women money to make 'false claims' about him

9 comments

  1. [5]
    dubteedub Link
    It looks like this story was first broke by investigative journalist Scott Stedman on Twitter https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1057136275759611905 This seems to be a frame job by members...

    It looks like this story was first broke by investigative journalist Scott Stedman on Twitter

    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.

    Two weeks ago, I was contacted by a woman who claimed to be a former associate of Mueller who said that she got a phone call from a man working on behalf of a GOP operative who was paying women to come forward to make up sexual assault allegations.

    I worked on this story and chased down leads, but found the woman to be very unreliable. She wouldn't get on the phone, she lied about journalists she was working with, etc. Furthermore, I got in contact with the man who allegedly was offering the money....

    He was extremely willing to confirm that he was indeed paying women to tell stories about Mueller. I concluded that this was an effort to discredit journalists working on the Trump-Russia story by planting a false story and see who would print it.

    I still don't know what to make of the entire situation, but I fear that this is a scheme to discredit those who are reporting on the Russia investigation. If the story coming out tomorrow matches the story I heard, I will post more details.

    IMPORTANT: If you see a story tomorrow or anytime in the future of former colleagues of Mueller coming forward with sexual assault claims then please check in with my feed. I have receipts.

    https://twitter.com/ScottMStedman/status/1057136275759611905

    This seems to be a frame job by members of the altright / far-right to discredit the Russia investigation just ahead of the 2018 mid-terms by spreading fake news.

    10 votes
    1. [4]
      dubteedub Link Parent
      Oh my god, NBC is reporting what could be the most hilarious update to a news story I have ever read....

      Oh my god, NBC is reporting what could be the most hilarious update to a news story I have ever read.

      Krassenstein and other journalists also pointed to Jacob Wohl, a disgraced hedge fund manager turned pro-Trump conspiracy theorist and Surefire Intelligence, a company connected to him, as being involved with Burkman’s alleged plot.

      “I gave Burkman a call. I wanted to know who ‘Surefire Intelligence’ is. That’s when he told me about Jacob Wohl,” said Krassenstein. “To me, this was all a setup from somebody trying to discredit the media.”

      Early this morning, Wohl tweeted, “Several media sources tell me that a scandalous story about Mueller is breaking tomorrow. Should be interesting. Stay tuned!”

      Reached by direct message on Twitter, Wohl denied having a hand in any plot to pay women making false allegations against Mueller. “I don't have any involvement in any investigations of any kind. I'm not quite that cool,” he said.

      The allegations still took off as viral posts on far-right news sites known for spreading fake news and disinformation tied to Wohl. Gateway Pundit, where Wohl is employed as a writer, touted their “exclusive documents” about a “very credible witness.”

      In a statement, Surefire Intelligence tweeted that it “does not comment on current, past or future operations, nor the lack thereof."

      Wohl declined to comment on his involvement with Surefire Intelligence. However, his email is listed in the domain records for Surefire Intelligence’s website and calls to a number listed on the Surefire Intelligence website went to a voicemail message which provided another phone number, listed in public records as belonging to Wohl’s mother.

      Wohl stopped responding to NBC News after being told Surefire’s official phone number redirects to his mother’s voicemail.

      https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/mueller-refers-sex-assault-scheme-targeting-him-fbi-investigation-n926301

      I would encourage everyone to take a look at Jacob's Twitter right now. He is just digging himself a hole deeper and deeper by continuing to engage on this rather than shut up and lawyer up. His mentions are full of people just making fun of him for implicating his own mother in a plot to discredit the investigation.

      https://twitter.com/JacobAWohl

      9 votes
      1. [3]
        BlackLedger Link Parent
        Jeez, I didn't realize that this loser was a MAGA chud as well. This brain trust holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever banned from the futures trading industry.

        Jeez, I didn't realize that this loser was a MAGA chud as well. This brain trust holds the distinction of being the youngest person ever banned from the futures trading industry.

        5 votes
        1. [2]
          dubteedub Link Parent
          Man, so much is coming out about him right now still in real time on Twitter. His fake intelligence agency that he claims to bot have an affiliation with uses his own picture for their founders...

          Man, so much is coming out about him right now still in real time on Twitter.

          His fake intelligence agency that he claims to bot have an affiliation with uses his own picture for their founders pic, just with a filter over it. All of the company's staff on Linkedin are various models and actors pictures, including Cristoph Waltz.

          Literally my entire timeline right now is just people dunking on him for being such a complete idiot and hes the top trending hit for DC on Twitter right now. Its amazing.

          5 votes
          1. BlackLedger Link Parent
            The sad thing is he really should be in prison. He swindled his investor out of about $20k as a teenager.

            The sad thing is he really should be in prison. He swindled his investor out of about $20k as a teenager.

            4 votes
  2. [2]
    lmn Link
    This is a dark turn. I fear the thinking behind this is "If people believe the allegations Mueller is discredited. If not, victims of sexual assault are discredited."

    This is a dark turn. I fear the thinking behind this is "If people believe the allegations Mueller is discredited. If not, victims of sexual assault are discredited."

    9 votes
    1. JoeyHollywood Link Parent
      So for them it’s a no lose situation. Not to mention we as a nation are wasting time focusing on it. This takes away time from real stories.

      So for them it’s a no lose situation. Not to mention we as a nation are wasting time focusing on it. This takes away time from real stories.

      6 votes
  3. Archimedes Link
    Is this what Kavanaugh meant when he said, "what goes around comes around"? Classic projection.

    Is this what Kavanaugh meant when he said, "what goes around comes around"? Classic projection.

    4 votes
  4. uselessabstraction Link
    They should have given up after the Nunes memo flopped. This is just pathetic.

    They should have given up after the Nunes memo flopped. This is just pathetic.

    3 votes