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The Humiliating Crash and Burn of Pro-Trump Media Star Jacob Wohl Is the Best Political Story of the Season

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 31, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 31, 2018 |


The story of Jacob Wohl is absolutely amazing, and maybe the best story of the entire political season.

Jacob Wohl is a former 19-year-old hedge fund manager who was banned by the National Futures Association for life for defrauding investors. Out of that game, Wohl — now 20 — became something of a huge pro-Trump media star/conspiracy theorist who ran a blog that plagiarized its code of ethics from ProPublica.

It also turns out that Jacob Wohl — along with Jack Burkman, a Newsmax radio/tv personality — had been offering women large sums of money to falsely claim that Robert Mueller had sexually harassed them. As part of the conspiracy, Jacob Wohl created a private investigation firm called Surefire Intelligence to frame Mueller.

This is Jacob Wohl, who also writes for the Gateway Pundit.

As we wrote about yesterday, Burkman and Wohl had been shopping around this story, about women being sexually harassed by Robert Mueller, to a number of media outlets, all of which rejected the story because it didn’t hold up. It smelled like a hoax. Nevertheless, Wohl and Burkman continued to push it, also using Gateway Pundit to do so.

Yesterday, Robert Mueller referred them to the FBI for investigation. Wohl denied any involvement.

But here’s the kicker, from NBC News:

Wohl declined to comment on his involvement with Surefire Intelligence. However, his email is listed in the domain records for Surefire Intelligence’s website and calls to a number listed on the Surefire Intelligence website went to a voicemail message which provided another phone number, listed in public records as belonging to Wohl’s mother.

Wohl stopped responding to NBC News after being told Surefire’s official phone number redirects to his mother’s voicemail.

His mother’s voicemail? HA!

Gateway Pundit quickly pulled the story, and tweeted this: “Earlier today we were given information on accusations against former FBI Director Robert Mueller. We took the documents down and are currently investigating these accusations. There are also serious allegations against Jacob Wohl. We are also looking into this.”

Somehow, it gets better. If you go to the Surefire Intelligence website, the pictures of all of its employees are models… and Christoph Waltz!

Meanwhile, the managing partner of Surefire Intelligence looks an awful lot like … Jacob Wohl.

You cannot make this up.

One other kicker: Wohl was ratted out by one of the Krassenstein Brothers, and Think Progress summarizes this aptly:

In a sentence straight out of a Mad Lib written by someone who spends way too much time on Twitter, one of the Krassenstein brothers, the infamous anti-President Donald Trump grifters, reported Jacob Wohl, a prominent pro-Trump grifter, to the FBI over an apparent plot to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference.


In the meantime, Jacob Wohl is still moving ahead with his press conference.

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