Mueller's Office Notifies FBI Of Alleged Scheme Involving Harassment Claim

FBI Investigating Claim GOP Operative Offered Woman $20K to Falsely Accuse Mueller of Sexual Assault: Report

Mueller Asks FBI to Investigate Claims Women Were Offered Cash to Make Allegations Against Him

"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", Peter Carr, spokesperson for the Special Counsel's office, told Global News in an email.

A scheme to pay women to make "false claims" of sexual assault against special counsel Robert Mueller has been forwarded to the FBI for investigation, the investigator's office said on Tuesday.

Burkman, who previously promoted conspiracy theories involving the 2016 death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, says he and his staff are now vetting additional accusations against Mueller.

News organizations including NPR have received information about claims related to the alleged scheme that have so far proven impossible to verify.

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Carr did not offer any additional details, but his rare public statement made clear that Mueller's office was taking the claims seriously.

Christensen told the woman he represented Burkman, who is a registered GOP lobbyist and infamous for perpetuating a debunked conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was responsible for the 2016 death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. The journalists then notified the special counsel's office, who reported the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The woman claims Mr. Burkman asked her to download an app called Signal, so they could communicate securely.

The woman says she "immediately" hung up and deleted the app.

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The unidentified woman, who worked for Mr. Mueller as a paralegal at a law firm in 1974, told the journalists that she didn't see him much and described him as "polite" and "never inappropriate".

She said the man "offered to pay off all of my credit card debt, plus bring me a check for $20,000" if she would carry out the proposal.

"Reluctantly, I downloaded the app and he called me on that app a few minutes later".

Burkman, who runs a right-wing podcast, has posted a video saying a woman will unveil "a very bad sexual assault" accusation against Mueller. "This isn't something I take any delight in", said Burkman.

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