Instead of taking down Mueller, the MAGA trolls behind the disinformation operation are now staring down their own FBI investigation.
Monday afternoon brought a sudden and unexpected end to an effort by a group of MAGA trolls to manufacture sexual assault allegations and weaponize them against special counsel Robert Mueller.
The plan was to pay women to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Mueller, then spread the claims through mainstream media outlets, and ultimately use them to undermine Mueller and his work on the Russia investigation.
But things didn’t exactly work out as planned.
It’s actually hard to imagine how the plot could have backfired any more spectacularly: Instead of fooling the media with “fake news” and false allegations, the MAGA trolls got rolled by savvy reporters, and rather than taking down Mueller, the Trump fans are now staring down an FBI investigation of their own.