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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:20 AM

How a Texas oil heiress got scammed -- and then seduced -- by Twitter's most inept Trump-loving troll

https://gen.medium.com/catfished-by-jacob-wohl-23f35da1cbcc


Jacob Wohl and Carolyne Cass

Last October, two men came forward with a staggering claim: Robert Mueller, the two-year thorn in Trump’s side, had committed rape. They would hold a press conference in Arlington, Virginia, with Mueller’s alleged victim, a woman named Carolyne Cass. It was time, the two men said, to hear her story.

One of them was Jacob Wohl, a then-20-year-old, right-wing provocateur from Southern California. The other was Jack Burkman, a middle-aged lawyer, Republican lobbyist, and noted conspiracy theorist.

The conference, held in a drab room at a Holiday Inn, was a disaster. Wohl and Burkman arrived without Cass, whom they claimed had been scared off by death threats. Not that her presence would have mattered much: By the time the news conference had begun, the rape accusations had already been debunked, as reporters and internet sleuths easily discovered that Mueller was in Washington, D.C. on jury duty during the week of the alleged rape, which Wohl and Burkman say happened in New York City. The presser quickly devolved into an exercise in ignominy. When Wohl speculated that Mueller could have somehow been in both places at once, the journalists broke into laughter. Oh, and Burkman’s fly was down during the entire event.

At one point, a journalist asked whether they’d received permission to use Cass’ name in the accusation. “Yes, of course we have permission,” Burkman answered crossly.

As the debacle unfolded on livestream, people across social media asked what the hell was going on. Sitting in a friend’s New York City apartment, Carolyne Cass wondered the same thing. Just 24 hours earlier, she’d believed Wohl was a 25-year-old, Mossad-trained private investigator named “Matthew Cohen.” Now, she didn’t know what to think.

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Reply How a Texas oil heiress got scammed -- and then seduced -- by Twitter's most inept Trump-loving troll (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 OP
BSdetect Jun 2019 #1
UTUSN Jun 2019 #2
klook Jun 2019 #3
Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 #4

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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:58 PM

1. We are never going to be rid of these scams and crap.

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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:07 PM

2. K&R for, well that was a disgusting read!1

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:06 AM

3. Another scammer doing his part

(ineptly, fortunately) to make the distinction between truth and lies irrelevant. (As Masha Gessen and Garry Kasparov have pointed out, that’s a key part of the Putin formula.)

I need a shower now, but I did learn at least that Jack Burkman was shot in the ass by an ex-Marine he was using in his Seth Rich murder conspiracy gambit — a sweet detail I’d missed previously. So there’s that.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:15 AM

4. I'd forgotten that I was gonna look that up:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-marine-sentenced-to-nine-years-in-prison-for-shooting-conspiracy-theorist-jack-burkman

A former Marine hired by conspiracy theorist Jack Burkman was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday after he admitted to shooting Burkman in the butt with a rifle, The Washington Post reports. Kevin Doherty was also ordered by Judge William T. Newman Jr. to pay back the $15,000 Burkman gave him for nonexistent FBI documents he claimed to possess, along with interest. Doherty reportedly concocted a “grand ruse” as retaliation after Burkman fired him last year from investigating the death of Democratic staffer Seth Rich. Burkman had claimed that Rich was killed after he gave Democratic emails to WikiLeaks, despite police concluding that Rich died in a botched robbery. According to prosecutors, Doherty contacted Burkman months after the firing—claiming to possess information “detrimental to the FBI.” Burkman then reportedly paid Doherty $15,000 for the information and arranged to pick up the documents at an Arlington hotel in March.

According to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Evie Eastman, Doherty attacked Burkman at the meetup and shot him twice in the butt with a rifle. Burkman then reportedly fled the scene carrying a “traffic cone” and his dog. According to the Post, the bullets remain lodged in the conspiracy theorist’s butt after they were deemed “too dangerous to remove.”

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Of course it's too dangerous to remove the bullet from his "brain".

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