As Individual-1 has shown, you can’t be arrested for being dickish, but Jacob Wohl does push the envelope.
— Jacob Wohl’s Mom (@wohl_mom) September 4, 2019
The first of many. Federal charges are next. And there goes the handgun carry, thankfully. https://t.co/TcvG85kRnK
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 4, 2019
Wohl, who became notorious on Twitter for his devoted replies to presidential tweets and fake claims to have heard liberals praising Trump in “hipster coffee shops,” didn’t respond to a request for comment. Johnson also couldn’t be reached for comment, and the DA did not respond to a request for comment.
Wohl’s detractors have often puzzled over how, until now, he had avoided serious legal consequences. That’s because Wohl has routinely pushed the legal and political envelope to seemingly absurd lengths.
In November 2018, Wohl teamed up with Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman for a spectacularly failed attempt to concoct a bogus sexual assault smear against then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The pair also attempted to fake a similar allegation against Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, which flopped after The Daily Beast obtained audio of Wohl and Burkman trying to pressure a potential “victim” into making a false allegation against Buttigieg.