Jacob Wohl trying to scam Robert Mueller is like the scene in the first 10 minutes of every Terminator film where a guy punches the robot and breaks his hand
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) October 30, 2018
Anyone trying to undermine Bob Mueller based on his personal conduct is taking on an impossible task. In over three years of working with him, the wildest thing I ever saw him do was eat two red Twizzlers one day after lunch.
— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Delavegalaw) October 31, 2018
Nixon had guys like G. Gordon Liddy — “a little nuts”, per ol’ Tricky, but at least he knew there were limits, even if he didn’t understand his own. The current Oval Office Occupant? He’s got these guys ‘defending’ him. Per Will Sommer at the Daily Beast:
A press conference intended to publicize sexual assault claims against special counsel Robert Mueller collapsed in spectacular fashion on Thursday, after the pro-Trump operatives behind the event failed to demonstrate a grasp of even basic details about their accuser or explain why they had repeatedly lied about their project.
Mueller has asked the FBI to investigate the effort from publicity-hungry Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman and pro-Trump Twitter personality Jacob Wohl, which has been dogged by accusations that they offered women money to accuse Mueller of sexual misconduct.
But the prospect of an FBI investigation was the least of Wohl and Burkman’s problems on Thursday.
Throughout their 45-minute press conference, the two men repeatedly contradicted themselves and each other, giving cryptic non-answers that convinced approximately zero people in attendance that their allegations were anywhere close to the truth…
After initially promising that the accuser, a fashion designer named Carolyne Cass, would appear alongside them, Burkman and Wohl seemed to change their minds by the time reporters assembled inside the dimly lit Holiday Inn in Rosslyn, Virginia.
Without an in-person accuser, Wohl and Burkman instead offered a signed affidavit from her that claimed Mueller raped her in a New York hotel room on Aug. 2, 2010.
No other evidence was given, aside from a print-out Wohl had distributed that noted Mueller had been in New York on Aug. 5, 2010. Left unsaid: That was three days after the alleged attack.
Additionally, they accused Mueller’s team of “leaking” a Washington Post story that undermined their tale. The report showed Mueller was in Washington on Aug. 2 serving a jury duty summons…
The allegations from Wohl and Burkman have struggled to gain traction even in the right-wing media. The Gateway Pundit, a pro-Trump site that Wohl writes for and which frequently runs hoaxes as actual news, initially published Cass’ affidavit.
But it has since backtracked, pulling down the document and stressing that the post was Wohl’s responsibility alone. A reporter from Gateway Pundit asked Wohl tough questions at the press conference, suggesting that even his sometime -employer isn’t convinced of his claims. After the press conference, Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft published a post saying the site had “suspended our relationship” with Wohl.
The event was reminiscent of other failed Burkman press conferences, including several he’s held on the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. Burkman attached himself to the investigation of the former Democratic National Committee staffer’s murder in 2016 but has frequently failed to make good on his claims. Burkman’s previous flops included a botched press conference in which he promised and failed to deliver a deep-state representative who would say Rich was killed by government hit men…
This headline from the Dumbest Site On The Internet by the Dumbest Man On The Internet (Gateway Pundit, y'all) is pure magic:
Oh, yeah. The MAINSTREAM MEDIA MADE JACOB DO IT. pic.twitter.com/JqD2NHQuOs
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 1, 2018
The Gateway Pundit commenters have cracked the case. pic.twitter.com/t13ifD9LK3
— Asher Langton (@AsherLangton) November 1, 2018
They did. https://t.co/7y3YvssaJK
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) October 31, 2018
One of Wohl’s twitter-twitches, I’m told, is the positive comments about Trump he allegedly ‘overhears’ at ‘a hipster coffee shop’…
meanwhile, at a hipster coffee shop… pic.twitter.com/NCYW9aT69a
— Josh Hara (@yoyoha) October 31, 2018