Jacob Wohl, the right-wing personality best known for his failed attempt to bring down special counsel Robert Mueller with unsubstantiated rape allegations, appears to have faked death threats against himself, reports The Daily Beast.
According to the report, Wohl and fellow provocateur Laura Loomer traveled to Minneapolis last month to “investigate” whether their quest to prove that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) married her own brother—a charge based on flimsy blog comments that has been disproven.
The Daily Beast reports:
Wohl’s videos to his fans were premised on the idea that Minneapolis is an incredibly dangerous place, and often featured him wearing a bulletproof vest. At one point in a new video about their trip, Wohl goes to a Minneapolis police station to report death threats he says he and his team have received since being in the city.
One of those threats came via direct message from a Twitter account called @Drakehomes612, who described himself as a Minneapolis “diversity coordinator.”
“I hope you fuckin know that if [I] bump into you in Dinkytown or anywhere else in my city I’m going shoot you and shit on your fucking bodies,” the account wrote to Wohl’s team. “Get that fuck out my city you piece of shit. Now.”
Journalist Tony Webster first reported that @Drakehomes612 is one of the fake accounts Wohl created in the run-up to his Twitter ban.
The Daily Beast notes: “A source familiar with Wohl’s fake accounts confirmed to me that @Drakehomes612 was run by Wohl before being deleted by Twitter. That means Wohl was sending himself fake death threats, presumably in an attempt to up the drama during his Minneapolis videos.”
Here's a video clip showing Jacob Wohl reporting threats he received to the Minneapolis Police Department, and a screenshot of one particular “threat”—but the avatar image matches a fake Twitter account NBC News and The Daily Beast reported Wohl created. pic.twitter.com/bV7EZarJk8
— Tony Webster (@webster) March 13, 2019
In response to the revelation, Ali Alexander, the right-wing activist who helped organize Wohl’s trip to Minneapolis, distanced himself from Wohl.
Alexander claims that Wohl shared the fake death threats with police, which could open him up to criminal liability.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but man, it doesn’t involve me, and I’m pretty excited about that,” Alexander said, according to the news outlet.