In the fetid swamp of far-right politics, two names are infamous for having unleashed a torrent of particularly ludicrous stunts, lies, and scams.
Among other things, Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have lobbed phony sexual misconduct claims at former FBI Director and Trump-era Special Counsel Robert Mueller, recruited a young Trump supporter to smear then-presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as a rapist, and floated a preposterous tale that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was carrying on a kinky, BDSM-imbued extramarital affair with a 24-year-old soldier later found to have exaggerated his service record. In 2022, the hapless Wohl and Burkman pleaded guilty to felony charges that they targeted African-American voters with illegal robocalls to deter them from voting, and were fined more than $5 million.
Now, one of the pair’s targets is fighting back. A Marine veteran and attorney claims his life fell apart after Wohl and Burkman falsely tarred him in a 2021 video as a child sex predator, according to an $11 million racketeering lawsuit obtained by The Daily Beast.
Source: The Daily Beast
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