The Federal Police of the United States (FBI) investigates a presumed plan to defame the head of the investigation on the interference of Russia in the elections of 2016, Robert Mueller. According to a complaint made Tuesday, women would have been paid to accuse the prosecutor of sexual harassment, in order to discredit his career and the work he is currently doing.
The plan came after a woman who said she worked for Mueller decades ago told several journalists that she had been offered $ 20,000 to accuse Mueller of sexual misconduct.
“When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false statements about the special prosecutor, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,” said Mueller spokesman Peter Carr.
Carr did not provide further details, but the HillReporter.com news site said the plan came to light last week after a woman contacted them and other reporters saying she had been offered cash to make complaints against Mueller.
Local media have pointed out that in recent times they had received emails in which a woman alleged that she had been offered payments in exchange for her saying that the special prosecutor had gone overboard with her when they worked together in the 1970s.
The woman, who was not identified and has since disappeared, said in an email to journalists that the person who contacted claimed that he worked for Jack Burkman, a leading radio presenters in the country and prominent Washington lobbyist, according HillReporter.com
On October 20, Burkman announced on his Facebook page have evidence showing that Mueller is an alcoholic and seven women said they had been harassed by him with statements dating back four decades or more.
Former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Mueller was commissioned last year to investigate whether the electoral campaign of President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to try to harm your opponent, Hillary Clinton efforts.
Mueller’s investigation has been extended to examine the possible attempts by Trump himself to obstruct the investigation, which, if proven, could lead to the president’s impeachment. Carr reiterated that Mueller’s office takes seriously the accusations of a plan to defame it, since both the special prosecutor and his assistants have been victims of numerous attacks and criticisms by the conservative media and politicians of the country, including the president, who refers to the investigation as “witch hunts”.
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