Jacob Wohl is a 20-year-old pro-Trump conspiracy theorist.
He has been investigated for financial fraud, is potentially facing an FBI investigation and is a minor Twitter celeb because of his Trump fanboy status and strange obsession with "hipster coffee shops" and all of the terrible liberal things he says he sees and hears in them.
Recently, Wohl's gained a bit more spotlight. Surefire Intelligence, an agency linked to Wohl, accused Robert Mueller of sexual misconduct. Mueller did not respond to the claims other than asking the FBI to investigate them.
The investigation found that Surefire appears to be Wohl's creation, the employee's social media profiles are fake (one uses a stock photography model and one uses an image of famed actor Christoph Waltz while Israeli model Bar Rafaeli's image was used for their "Tel Aviv Station Chief"), the name of the accuser has changed and the "witness" never showed up for Wohl's press conference on the matter.
With all of the attention the Mueller investigation is getting, Wohl's name keeps popping up in articles and discussions. It's like he's getting splashed with secondhand importance.
We told you all of that because the first 3 people we tried to explain this story to went "who?" when we mentioned Jacob Wohl.
Funny thing is, his total lack of fame—and his delusion about it—are why this story happened to begin with. Wohl's name showed up all over Chrissy Teigen's timeline after the Mueller accusation.
She didn't have the time or energy to read through a bunch of articles and try to untangle the story.
So she asked her followers for help.
can someone break down with jacob wohl did in one tweet. like a cliffs note please - my timeline is a mess I don’t have the energy— christine teigen (@christine teigen)1540932879.0
Her followers, naturally, took this as a call to arms and showered Chrissy with information, sass, and memes.
@chrissyteigen 💀💀💀⚰️⚰️⚰️ https://t.co/Y727h10PIM— Anthony Iverson (@Anthony Iverson)1541128174.0
@chrissyteigen He created a phony intelligence firm (with fake employees on Linkedin) to substantiate accusations t… https://t.co/dXkZ6cnDfM— Judyth Mermelstein (@Judyth Mermelstein)1541115900.0
@chrissyteigen Imagine this but with Wohl doing it to himself https://t.co/df2AULzTi7— Aaron Clark (@Aaron Clark)1541132586.0
@chrissyteigen Lets not forget Wohl’s partner Burkman also put his trust in a homeless Private Investigator to in… https://t.co/84KZKBM0FX— CJ (@CJ)1541135100.0
@sparkles_317 @chrissyteigen and this is the best part: him using his mom's phone number!🤣🤣🤣— Kathy Hawbaker (@Kathy Hawbaker)1541133900.0
@chrissyteigen In a nutshell: https://t.co/bKMB7yqMVK— Komb4thestormbreaker (@Komb4thestormbreaker)1541135300.0
@chrissyteigen Here's your breakdown of what he did. https://t.co/V95N6BM1T0— REDACT THIS 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 ಠ_ಠ (@REDACT THIS 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 ಠ_ಠ)1541114912.0
And one Twitter user came back with a SAGA of why Jacob Wohl is considered a grifter.
My little Jacob Wohl story: August 2016, we're sitting around the trading turrets at my office on a bored to tears… https://t.co/Um9ixSkOJu— Keyser Soze (@Keyser Soze)1540921456.0
Jacob Wohl, for those out of loop, gained quite a bit of notoriety for becoming the youngest guy to ever get himsel… https://t.co/XVVlHfZRJu— Keyser Soze (@Keyser Soze)1540921601.0
Send him in, we said. In walks young Jacob asking to be seeded with $25mm to start a new hedge fund in exchange for… https://t.co/vRHgdeyAOn— Keyser Soze (@Keyser Soze)1540921744.0
And he needs an answer today. Right now. Because there's a competing offer from Izzy Englander's firm Millenium (we… https://t.co/VUkWqhWcop— Keyser Soze (@Keyser Soze)1540922017.0
He went on about that being untrue & handed over a letter he said was from his lawyer who had confirmed he was not… https://t.co/w5aUByfrT0— Keyser Soze (@Keyser Soze)1540922202.0
One of my colleagues politely told Jacob that we don't usually do seed deals & when we do it's only after someone w… https://t.co/ucC4woeizS— Keyser Soze (@Keyser Soze)1540922392.0
The attorney letter was on obviously forged letterhead for Davis Polk (including a wrong address). Less than an hou… https://t.co/2wrjaY9gOQ— Keyser Soze (@Keyser Soze)1540922668.0
Somewhere in all of this, Jacob got tagged.
He decided to fire back at Chrissy by grabbing a Google chart and claiming he was now more famous than she is.
Chrissy pointed out that he was maybe interpreting the data incorrectly.
"This is literally just a graph proving people had to google your dumbass to figure out who you are"
This is literally just a graph proving people had to google your dumbass to figure out who you are https://t.co/xpUkyB8NTM— christine teigen (@christine teigen)1541108620.0
Twitter is solidly #TeamTeigen.
@chrissyteigen Convenient scaling, Jakey. Christine is in blue. @JacobAWohl https://t.co/qE2krJPDsi— Know Efingclu (@Know Efingclu)1541179429.0
@zei_nabq @chrissyteigen “Jacob is a child prodigy that has eclipsed Mozart ...” Someone in crowd: “He can’t even… https://t.co/UBJ7LA5JMi— ArkadyRenko (@ArkadyRenko)1541131595.0
@snarkknight01 @chrissyteigen https://t.co/5xUwP4CKrv— Dawn Wood (@Dawn Wood)1541165238.0
@chrissyteigen @JamieOsta His mom knows who he is! @wohl_mom This parody account is hysterical! https://t.co/hjH5jIQA5J— Barb Wallace (@Barb Wallace)1541134112.0
Sooo... yeah, we're going to go ahead and score this round for Teigen.
Stay tuned. We'll let you know if Wohl ever recovers enough to clap back.