Byrne claims he facilitated an $18 million bribe to Hillary Clinton
The entrepreneur also claimed that he was complicit in facilitating a bribe for former Democratic presidential bet Hillary Clinton in the amount of $18M on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on January 14, 2016. He said the FBI told him that Hillary took a $20 million bribe from Turkey and the bureau asked him to help take her down by facilitating a second bribe from a different foreign government.
He said, “I’ve been waiting to say this publicly. This is what really happened. I caused Hillary…I facilitated a bribe and she took a bribe for $18 million and I work with FBI as I did that. They were deeply involve in that.”
However, Byrne said, after three days the FBI told him to forget what happened because they believe Hillary will win the election and the “mission was scrapped from the highest level.”
I BRIBED HILLARY CLINTON $18 MILLION
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— Patrick Byrne (@PatrickByrne) December 15, 2020
Byrne called the FBI a “deep state”
Last year, Byrne resigned as CEO of Overstock.com following comments alleging that the FBI directed him to pursue an intimate relationship with convicted Russian agent Maria Butina as an informant.
In December 2018, Butina pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian state.
According to Time Magazine, Byrne “criticized the FBI, referring to a “deep state,” “men in black,” and “political espionage conducted against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,” after he said he consulted with billionaire Warren Buffet.”
Byrne bought Overstock in 1999 and developed it into a multi-million-dollar business, despite the growth of competitors like Amazon.