How We Busted Smear Artist Jacob Wohl - 2020-08-17

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F375.png How We Busted Smear Artist Jacob Wohl August 17, 2020, Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast

In early 2019, we got a call from a stranger who wanted to talk about two of the political internet's most notorious fraudsters. They were about to become even more notorious.

The tipster had been referred by a mutual acquaintance in Republican politics to two men with an audacious plan to take down Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. The duo wanted to enlist him to falsely accuse Buttigieg, the first openly gay presidential candidate with a shot of winning his party's nomination, of sexual assault.

The call plunged us back into the world of hapless pro-Trump schemer Jacob Wohl, a place where sordid lies are everywhere—but, thankfully, pretty easy to figure out.

By then, Wohl and his running buddy, attention-hungry Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman, had built a cottage industry out of manufacturing smears against prominent Trump foes.

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{{cite news | first = Lachlan | last = Markay | author2 = Will Sommer | title = How We Busted Smear Artist Jacob Wohl | url = https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-we-busted-smear-artist-jacob-wohl | work = Daily Beast | date = August 17, 2020 | accessdate = August 21, 2020 }}