The apparent plot to bring down Mueller by bribing women to make false sexual misconduct claims against him appears to have fallen apart, after emails revealed startling details about the conspiracy.
U.S. media said the announcement from Mueller, came as Jack Burkman, a conservative talk show host and conspiracy theorist who previously pushed unproven accusations about the death of Democratic aide Seth Rich.
Reports said a woman who worked with Mueller as a paralegal for Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro in the 1970’s had claimed she had been offered tens of thousands of dollars to make allegations against the special counsel, appointed to head the investigation into Russian interference after Donald Trump fired then FBI director James Comey in May 2017.
The theory all began with Trump.
He posted a series of tweets accusing Mueller and the rest of the Russia probe team of “collusion” in the midterms. “The 13 Angry Democrats … working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections,” Trump tweeted.
Democrats have sharply criticized Whitaker over his numerous past statements questioning Mueller’s investigation, including suggestions that a possible Sessions replacement could slash the special counsel’s budget so low that any further efforts would cease.
The theory was not just an allegation of sexual assault against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a favorite enemy of President Trump’s supporters — it was also an opportunity to troll liberals, supporters of the #MeToo movement, and the media.