Even though I guess we should have expected this it sickens me to my core.
Courtesy of CNBC:
Special counsel Robert Mueller has referred to the FBI allegations that women were “offered money” to make “false claims” about him, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Spokesman Peter Carr released this statement to CNBC:
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.
Jack Burkman, a conservative commentator who claims to be a registered lobbyist, said in a tweet Tuesday that “we will reveal the first of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sex assault victims” on Thursday.
Some sad news. On Thursday, November 1, at the Rosslyn
Holiday Inn at noon, we will reveal the first of Special Counsel Robert
Mueller’s sex assault victims. I applaud the courage and dignity and
grace and strength of my client. pic.twitter.com/wZVQeHD45r
— Jack Burkman (@Jack_Burkman) October 30, 2018
Burkman has frequently called on Trump to fire Mueller, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from interfering in the probe.
He even offered a $25,000 reward to any whistleblower who could offer concrete evidence of FBI wrongdoing in those investigations, The Washington Times reported in February.
This Jack Burkman guy is some piece of work.
Courtesy of Right Wing Watch:
This wouldn’t be Burkman’s first fiasco. He has long been a promoter of conspiracy theories about the murder of Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee staffer killed in what police believe was a botched street robbery. In July, on the two-year anniversary of Rich’s killing, Burkman held a press conference at the same Holiday Inn in Arlington, Virginia, where he has promised his Mueller bombshell.
After promising to produce an eyewitness who would reveal the names of two government agents he claimed murdered Rich, Burkman presided over an utterly embarrassing press conference starring the voice of an anonymous caller who made transparently false claims and revealed nothing of substance.
Reporters evaluating Burkman’s credibility may also wish to review another Burkman video posted a couple months ago as part of his “Behind the Curtain” podcast, in which he called Chief Justice John Roberts a “turncoat” to the conservative agenda. Burkman also said Roberts has seizures, and said one explanation for an otherwise healthy person to have seizures would be “if a person takes opioids, if a person takes narcotics.” Added Burkman, “Now I have heard rumors, and ‘Behind the Curtain’ sources indicate, that this is the case for our friend Johnny Roberts.” He said he’d be “digging deeper” on the story.
This guy is just oozing with credibility don’t you think?
Jesus these assholes will stop at nothing to keep the truth from coming out.
This news needs to be spread far and wide in order to protect the Special Counsel.
We cannot allow these sons of bitches to be successful in smearing a good man to protect a scumbag like Donald Trump.
And trust me, this will not be the last attempt.
Update: Here is more from MSNBC tonight.
“I found it really creepy”, “I don’t know him at all”
Law Professor Jennifer Taub says she was targeted to smear Mueller: pic.twitter.com/jTLgqeYCp2
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) October 30, 2018
Man, this thing really blew right up in their face didn’t it?