Jacob Wohl

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Jacob is a child prodigy who has eclipsed Mozart.
—Jack Burkman, Wohl's co-worker[1]

Jacob Wohl (December 12, 1997–)[2] is a wooly-headed right wing conspiracy theorist, fraudster, and internet troll who has perpetrated numerous hoaxes of questionable legality. His most famous hoax may be alleging that Robert Mueller raped a woman through a paper-thin fake company. He also holds the dubious honor of being the youngest person to have ever been banned from the National Futures Association (NFA).[3][4][5] In October 2019, he alleged that Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren was in a long-term BDSM affair with a Marine veteran that left him physically scarred, which backfired in that it made a consumer protection expert and Harvard Law professor sound cool.[6]

Robert Mueller rape allegations[edit]

Burkman and Wohl appear to have no idea how to spell their client's first name. They insist it's Carolyn — but then after reporters ask them, they say it's Carolyne with an E.
—Will Sommer[7]
Someone asks, "Are you both prepared for federal prison?" Burkman replies no.
—Oliver Darcy[8]

In order to smear the Trump-Russia connection, Wohl and Jack Burkman (allegedly working for a company called "Surefire Intelligence") accused FBI director Robert Mueller of raping Carolyne Cass in 2010. Said accusation was hilariously fake:[9]

  • Cass refused to appear for Wohl's 1 November 2018 press conference.[10]
  • Cass later revealed that she had been offered $20,000 to make these allegations.[11][12] When questioned on this, Wohl said that he had made up Cass to trick news outlets. Unfortunately, Cass is a real person who did an interview with Ed and Brian Krassenstein.[13]
  • Wohl claimed that Mueller raped Cass "[o]n or about August 2, 2010" in the "St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, NY". As the FBI director, Mueller was sure to have a solid alibi for almost any day — but on this date in particular, Mueller was also serving jury duty in Washington, D.C.[14][15] Truly excellent research.
  • Wohl claimed that Mueller made sexual advances on Cass on the 19th floor of the St. Regis, which is currently a gym.[16][17]
  • Wohl previously claimed that "Surefire Intelligence" was not his company. When an NBC journalist called Surefire Intelligence's officially listed telephone number, they were redirected to Wohl's mother's voicemail inbox. NBC continues: "Wohl stopped responding to NBC News after being told Surefire's official phone number redirects to his mother's voicemail."[18]
  • "Surefire Intelligence" used manipulated or copyrighted images for its employee photos, including one of an Oscar-winning actor and one of a supermodel.[19][20]

Mueller referred the accusation to the FBI for investigation.[21]

Wohl was fired after a brief stint at The Gateway Pundit because of this fuckupery.[22] The Gateway Pundit initially promoted Wohl's claims credulously.[22]

The Omar documentary[edit]

In Februrary 2018, a claim surfaced that Ilhan Omar's ex-husband was actually her brother and they only married so he could be granted US citizenship. There is no evidence that Omar's ex-husband, a British citizen, is in any way related to Omar.[23] The claim doesn't even make any sense, since US citizens can petition the USCIS to bring a brother or sister to the United States, making a marriage unnecessary.[24]

Nonetheless, Wohl with Laura Loomer and Ali Alexander, from the website Culttture which follows Trump associated social media personalities,[25] launced a fundraiser to make a investigation about the claim. To get attention for the fundraiser, the trio travelled to Minneapolis. Their visit to Minneapolis resulted in a series of weird tweets and streams about Minneapolis being a no-go zone overrun by Somali Jihadists,[26] and travelling around in "armoured cars" to avoid hit men with a team of security professionals (whom is conveniently never shown on camera).[27]

Before the publication of the documentary in March 2019, Wohl went on a interview with USA Today. In the interview Wohl shared his future plans for the 2020 election:

He says he plans to create “enormous left-wing online properties” – such as deceptive Facebook and Twitter accounts – "and use those to steer the left-wing votes in the primaries to what we feel are weaker candidates compared with Trump.” It’s a plot similar to what Mueller has charged in indictments that the Russians crafted in an effort to boost the 2016 campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein and hobble Hillary Clinton.[26]

A few hours after this interview was published Jacob Wohl got banned from Twitter for creating and operating fake accounts. These accounts included @JWohlTreason, @Women_4_Schultz, and @Ericshanzner.[28]

The documentary itself was published in mid March 2019. In it, Wohl claims he got several death threats from locals. One of these was shown in the documentary and came from the Twitter account @Drakehomes612, a Minneapolis "diversity coordinator". He went to a local police department and filled a police report to report this death threat. But as journalist Tony Webster noticed, @Drakehomes612 is one of the many fake accounts Wohl created leading up to his ban from Twitter. Since filing a false report is illegal, the documentary has been taken down by Wohl.[29]

Wohl's other weird allegations[edit]

After the above Muller allegation's fell apart, he's trying a new strategy of just throwing shit at the wall quantity over quality. [30][note 1]

In late April 2019, Wohl and associate Jack Burkman devised another fictitious sexual assault claim, against Pete Buttigieg. They attempted to convince a college student in Michigan to claim he was sexually assaulted while drunk. After failing to convince him to be involved with their scheme, the lovely dual just went ahead none the less, using the person's name and photo and setting up a Medium and Twitter account. The Daily Beast staff tracked down the person and asked them about the allegations, which they indicated the statements were false, and denied them on a Facebook page. They also provided audio recording of the conversation with Wohl, which was confirmed as authentic and containing Wohl by The Daily Beast. When The Daily Beast started asking Whol and Burkman questions about the allegations, the Twitter and Medium pages vanished.[31][32][33]

On 8 May, Jacob and Burkman held a press conference where they showed footage of the person they attempted to convince to go along with their scheme from their meeting at a coffee shop, in an effort to dispell the belief that they had tried to coerce the student. This presser included the phrase: "Most forced coercion attempts do not involve caramel frappucinos". [34] Best part of it was when a fucking garbage truck drove up and started emptying Burkman's trash cans in the middle of their video.[35]

1 October, Jacob and Burkman held a press conference the Ukraine whistleblower, where they said they'd reveal the identity of the whistleblower. Shocker, nothing happened, nothing was revealed at the conference.[note 2] They also claimed to have traveled to Ukraine to investigate this whole mess. They provided a Turkish Airlines boarding pass[note 3] and 10 Ukrainian hryvniaWikipedia's W.svg[note 4][note 5]as proof that they went to Ukraine to investigate.[36].

3 October, might be the most absurd of all the Wohl press conferences, where they released their allegation that Elizabeth Warren was secretly into hardcore BDSM. Yes, you read that correctly. The person coming forward was purported to be a former "Marine" that was physically scarred by the experience. Granted, he had trouble reading through his own write up without chuckling at points. Also people found the dude's Instagram during the presser and asked him about a photo that showed the same scar he was presenting as proof of the encounters, with the caption "Hit my back with a chain trying to take down a swing." from 2016. He just shrugged in reply.[37][38] Oh, and it was then revealed he was lying about exactly when he was a Marine, claiming to be in Afghanistan in 2012, while military records note him being enlisted from 2014 to 2016. That previously mentioned Instagram account also has him counting down until his enlistment in 2014...[39] Now, Wohl did get attention on this claim. Saturday Night Live made fun of it, [40] and Elizabeth Warren got plenty of attention for her snarky retort.[41][42]

9 October, Jacob and Burkman held a press conference to reveal the Kamala Harris was having an extramarital affair with her personal trainer. It was the typical shitshow: Jacob taking selfies with a 17 year old girl who's "cute blond" (Jacob's words), hecklers, a "pastor" who spoke before Jacob, who used the phrase "damn it be the whore!", Jacob threatening everyone with a hose that they didn't realize was shut off by a heckler like 2 seconds after they turned it on in front of everyone. Unlike the Warren accusation, this one was bog-standard extramarital affair. [43] Then it was revealed that the guy who was presented as the personal trainer was hired via Craigslist and thought it was an audition for a role, and had no clue Kamala Harris was a real politician. Then they didn't pay the dude the $500 they promised him.[44][note 6]

On 11 October, Jack Burkman tweeted out that there would be a press conference where they would reveal Nancy Pelosi and Adam SchiffWikipedia's W.svg’s former drug dealer.[45] It was originally supposed to be on 14 October, 17 October. Due to high winds (Yes, really) it was moved to 21 October 2:30pm.[46] Once again, the main attention was given to... another snarky retort, this time from Nancy Pelosi. [47]

On 21 October, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman surprisingly reach across the partisan aisles instead of going after Pelosi, and continue with their sex-obsessed habit of making up allegations against politicians... by accusing Ted Cruz of being a swinger. By now, having cried wolf so many times, no one really cares. (Except for the neighbors of Jack's townhouse, where most of these "press conferences" have been held. They are getting rather irritated by this ongoing "shitshow circus".)[48][49]

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Notes[edit]

  1. Do you have some weird need to watch all these stupid things? Want to laugh at the stupidity? Well don't worry, Ford Fischer has your back, he's been recording these fucking things, with HD cameras. They're uploaded here, on YouTube.
  2. As of 14 October, 2019, they still haven't revealed it. They claimed the government asked them not to release the name yet. Yeah, sure.
  3. It's for Flight TK 466, from Odesa, UkraineWikipedia's W.svg to Istanbul, TurkeyWikipedia's W.svg for "Wohl, Jacob" on 23 August at 10:20.
  4. Equal to about 41¢ USD on 15 October, 2019.
  5. Also, it's not like currency exchanges exist. You can get 5 Euro bank notes in Cleveland, Ohio, at Hopkins Airport.
  6. Should say something about how ridiculous this thing was, that the guy thought it was supposed to be an The OfficeWikipedia's W.svg like show.

References[edit]

  1. The Q&A is getting heated! Jacob Burkman defends Jacob Wohl's age: "Jacob is a child prodigy who has eclipsed Mozart." by Will Sommer (9:35 PG - 1 Nov 2018) Twitter (archived from November 2, 2018).
  2. Who Is Jacob Wohl? Far-Right Conspiracy Theorist, Internet Troll Wanted on Felony Arrest Warrant by Christina Zhao (9/4/19 at 5:32 PM EDT) Newsweek.
  3. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna929726]
  4. [https://www.thedailybeast.com/jacob-wohl-teen-hedge-funder-turned-pro-trump-media-star-was-accused-of-cheating-clients
  5. https://www.nfa.futures.org/news/newsRel.asp?ArticleID=4800
  6. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/far-right-conspiracy-theorist-tried-smear-elizabeth-warren-her-response-n1062211
  7. Burkman and Wohl appear to have no idea how to spell their client's first name. They insist it's Carolyn — but then after reporters ask them, they say it's Carolyne with an E. by Will Sommer (9:44 AM - 1 Nov 2018) Twitter (archived from June 22, 2019).
  8. Someone asks, "Are you both prepared for federal prison?" Burkman replies no. by Oliver Darcy (9:44 AM - 1 Nov 2018) Twitter (archived from June 22, 2019).
  9. The Comically Flawed Attempt to Smear Robert Mueller, Explained, ALEX KASPRAK, Snopes
  10. The Wohl / Burkman press conference has been stymied by the fact that their much-hyped witness failed to show at all. by Will Sommer (9:03 AM - 1 Nov 2018) Twitter (archived from June 22, 2019).
  11. ‘Carolyne Cass’ No Show at Jacob Wohl Presser On Mueller, Heavy.com
  12. This is how Jacob Wohl created a sexual harassment accusation against Robert Mueller, Gus Garcia-Roberts and Christal Hayes, USA Today
  13. Exclusive: Carolyne Cass Admits Mueller Rape Report Has False Information She Didn’t Want Published, Ed Krassenstein & Brian Krassenstein, Hill Reporter
  14. hey dumbass jim hoft and jacob wohl: Robert Mueller was SERVING JURY DUTY IN DC the EXACT DAY you claimed he raped a woman in NYC (August 2, 2010). that's some surefire intelligence for ya by thetomzone (14:29 - 30. 10. 2018) Twitter (archived from June 16, 2019).
  15. Hey, isn't that…?: Robert Mueller summoned to jury duty; Rose McGowan visits the W, Washington Post
  16. There is a gym on the 19th floor of the St Regis by FormalScrunchie (11:35 PM - 30 Oct 2018) Twitter (archived from June 22, 2019).
  17. St. Regis Athletic Club: Hours of Operation by FormalScrunchie (11:45 PM - 30 Oct 2018) Twitter (archived from June 9, 2019).
  18. Mueller refers sex misconduct scheme targeting him to FBI for investigation, NBC News
  19. Trump Russia: Bungled plot emerges to smear Robert Mueller. BBC News. October 31, 2018.
  20. Odd. Jacob Wohl says he doesn't know nuttin' about Surefire Intelligence, the firm tied to the bizarre Mueller allegations. Take a look at the photos below of Mathhew Cohen, head of 'Surefire,' and of Jacob Wohl. by Jane Mayer (10:41 PM - 30 Oct 2018) Twitter (archived from June 9, 2019).
  21. Mueller Wants the FBI to Look at a Scheme to Discredit Him, The Atlantic
  22. 22.0 22.1 [Far-Right Gateway Pundit Writer Suspended for Role in Unfounded #MeToo Accusation Against Robert Mueller] by Jon Levine (November 2, 2018 @ 6:29 AM) The Wrap.
  23. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ilhan-omar-marry-brother/
  24. https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/bringing-siblings-live-united-states-permanent-residents
  25. https://www.thedailybeast.com/maga-personalities-launch-website-about-themselves
  26. 26.0 26.1 This 21-year-old tweeted lies about Robert Mueller and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, he’s eyeing the 2020 election
  27. Jacob Wohl, the Trump internet activist cashing in on conspiracy theories, explained, Jane Coaston, Vox.
  28. https://www.thedailybeast.com/jacob-wohl-permanently-banned-by-twitter-for-fake-account
  29. https://www.thedailybeast.com/jacob-wohl-faked-death-threats-against-himself
  30. Read, Bridget. The Cut 3 October 2019. All of Jacob Wohl’s Spectacularly Failed Smear Attempts.
  31. Markay, Lachlan. Poulsen, Kevin. Shachtman, Noah. The Daily Beast. 29 April 2019. Far-Right Smear Merchants Try to Slime Pete Buttigieg with Bogus Sex Assault Claim
  32. Aggeler, Madeleine. The Cut. 30 April 2019. World’s Most Incompetent Right-Wing Troll Reportedly Bungles Yet Another Scheme
  33. Raymond, Adam. New Yorker Magazine. 30 April 2019. [nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/right-wing-troll-set-up-fake-buttigieg-sexual-assault-claim.html#_ga=2.256678413.743176865.1571109883-1341509399.1571109883 Right-Wing Troll Jacob Wohl Allegedly Behind Fake Buttigieg Sexual-Assault Claim]
  34. Ford Fischer. @FordFischer. Twitter. 8 May 2019. Tweet.
  35. Jerry Dunleavy. @JerryDunleavy. Twitter. 8 May 2019. Tweet.
  36. Ford Fischer. @FordFischer. 1 October 2019. Tweet.
  37. Will Sommer. @willsommer. Twitter. 3 October 2019. Tweet.
  38. Brandy Zadrozny. @BrandyZadrozny. Twitter. 3 October 2019. Tweet.
  39. Sommer, Will. The Daily Beast. 4 October 2019. Jacob Wohl’s Bogus Warren Accuser Exaggerated His Military Service Record
  40. Saturday Night Live. Twitter. 6 October 2019. Tweet.
  41. Elizabeth Warren. @EWarren. Tweet.
  42. In Good Tweet, Elizabeth Warren Stands Up for Free College, Thirsty Cougars
  43. Ford Fischer. @FordFischer. 11 October 2019. Tweet.
  44. Sommer, Will. The Daily Beast. 11 October 2019. Kamala’s Fake Lover: Jacob Wohl Told Me It Was for a Spike TV Show
  45. Jack Burkman. @Jack_Burkman. Twitter. 11 October 2019. Tweet. (Archived).
  46. Jack Burkman. @Jack_Burkman. Twitter. 11 October 2019. Tweet.
  47. US House speaker pokes fun at alleged drug dealer connection
  48. Pro-Trump Hoaxers Irritating Rosslyn Residents: Report
  49. Police Called on Wild Press Conference in Rosslyn