“FBI Looking into Apparent Effort to Smear Special Counsel Mueller
Last Updated: October 30, 2018 7:00 PM, VOA News
The FBI is investigating an anonymous woman’s claim that she was offered $20,000 to accuse Special Counsel Robert Mueller of sexual assault.
Mueller is investigating allegations that President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election. He is also looking into whether Trump attempted to obstruct the probe.
In a rare public statement, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said Tuesday “when we learned last week of the allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the special counsel, we immediacy referred the matter to the FBI for investigation.”
Carr offered no details of the case which may be an effort to discredit Mueller as the investigation continues.
News outlets say an unknown woman contacted them by email, claiming someone offered her cash to…
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