Scheme Targeting Robert Mueller Foiled by Vermont Law Prof
Simon Frick is no Sherlock Holmes.
He's not even a fickin' detective. Simon Frick is a fake name for a "researcher" trying to discredit Robert Mueller, who is leading the special investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016.
The thing is, Frick is really bad at research. He contacted a law professor to talk about her "past encounters" with the special counsel, but she's never even met Mueller.
Jennifer Taub, a law professor at Vermont Law School, said "Frick" offered to pay for information about Mueller.
"It's my understanding that you may have had some past encounters with Robert Mueller," Frick said in an email from Surefire Intelligence. "I would like to discuss those encounters with you."
Taub sensed it was bogus. She doesn't know Mueller, and she is no friend of the president either.
"I organized a nationwide march to get Trump to release tax returns," Taub said. "Do they not Google?"
Taub said it was very sloppy and forwarded the email to Mueller's office. She wasn't the only one.
Another woman told reporters that she had been offered $20,000 to "make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller." That offer also came from Surefire Intelligence.
The Atlantic said the company was connected with "pro-Trump conspiracy theorists" Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl. The magazine could not confirm the identify of the woman who leaked the story.
According to reports, however, Frick doesn't work for Surefire Intelligence. No Frick, Sherlock.
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