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Jacob Wohl shares two Instagram photos tagged in different cities but in front of the same fence

Far-right conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl is getting vilified on social media after eagle-eyed followers noticed a pair of his posts tagged in cities 3,500 miles apart featured an undeniably similar background.    

Wohl, who is perhaps most well-known for his alleged involvement in unsuccessful smear campaigns accusing Robert Mueller and Pete Buttigieg of sexual assault, shared a photo of himself smoking a cigar on Instagram on Thursday, tagging the location as ‘Minsk, Belarus’. 

Followers quickly noticed that the background featured a fence that was identical to the one in a photo Wohl shared two weeks ago on August 15, which was tagged in ‘Tel Aviv, Israel’.  

Wohl’s apparent gaffe went viral on Thursday after Twitter user Nikki McCann Ramirez posted the photos side-by-side. 

‘Jacob Wohl’s latest grift? Pretending to travel the world but forgetting to pose in front of a different fence,’ she wrote in the caption. 

Jacob Wohl is getting vilified on social media after eagle-eyed followers noticed a pair of his posts tagged in cities 3,500 miles apart featured an undeniably similar background. The far-right conspiracy theorist shared a photo of himself smoking a cigar on Instagram on Thursday, tagging the location as ‘Minsk, Belarus’

Followers quickly noticed that the background featured a fence that was identical to the one in a photo Wohl shared two weeks ago on August 15, which was tagged in 'Tel Aviv, Israel'

Followers quickly noticed that the background featured a fence that was identical to the one in a photo Wohl shared two weeks ago on August 15, which was tagged in ‘Tel Aviv, Israel’

Wohl's apparent gaffe went viral on Thursday after Twitter user Nikki McCann Ramirez posted the photos side-by-side

Wohl’s apparent gaffe went viral on Thursday after Twitter user Nikki McCann Ramirez posted the photos side-by-side

When an Instagram user asked where the snaps were taken, Wohl replied: 'Doesn't matter'

When an Instagram user asked where the snaps were taken, Wohl replied: ‘Doesn’t matter’

An Instagram user under the handle @r0kittgirl questioned the similarities on the Belarus post, writing: ‘Wait a sec…this is the same background as the Tel Aviv photo you posted the other day. Where are you?’ 

Wohl replied: ‘Doesn’t matter.’ 

In both posts Wohl is wearing his trademark smirk with slicked back hair. 

He has on a gray shirt in the Belarus post, captioned with a quote from Indian actor and director Jim Sarbh: ‘An interesting life could always use a little seduction, confidence, ambition and danger.’

In the Tel Aviv post, where he is wearing a red shirt, is captioned with a quote from former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, which reads: ‘Don’t be humble. You’re not that great.’

As both posts went viral, Wohl hit back at critics by sharing a photo of himself kissing his girlfriend with the caption: ‘Look at that fence!’ 

As both posts went viral, Wohl hit back at critics by sharing a photo of himself kissing his girlfriend with the caption: 'Look at that fence!'

As both posts went viral, Wohl hit back at critics by sharing a photo of himself kissing his girlfriend with the caption: ‘Look at that fence!’

Wohl, a 21-year-old from California, is a staunch Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist

Wohl, a 21-year-old from California, is a staunch Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist

Wohl, 21, made headlines last fall when he claimed to have proof that Mueller, special counsel for the Russia investigation had been credibly accused of sexual assault. 

He tweeted on October 19, 2018, that ‘there are several women’ who are prepared to make ‘credible allegations against Dirty Cop Robert Mueller’ and tweeted days later that a ‘scandalous story’ about Mueller was about to break.  

The woman he named as a credible accuser, Carolyne Cass, later accused him of making the whole thing up. 

Cass told USA TODAY that Wohl deceived her with a false identity and tried to coerce her to appear at a news conference against her will, even offering to pay her for ‘coming forward’.  

Months later Wohl was implicated in a similar scheme that saw Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg be falsely accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old university student. 

The claims surfaced in late April when Hunter Kelly, a student at Ferris State University in Michigan, appeared to publish a post on Medium that alleged he was sexually assaulted by Buttigieg in February.

Despite that post and a Twitter account under his name that tweeted details of the so-called abuse, Kelly came out hours later to deny ever being sexually assaulted by Buttigieg. 

He said the Twitter and Medium accounts bearing his name were fake and that he had nothing to do with the false abuse narrative. 

A Republican source told the Daily Beast that Wohl and conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman were behind the fake allegations. 

The source accused the right-wing duo of trying to convince several young men to go public with fake sex assault allegations against Buttigieg in recent weeks in a bid to derail with his 2020 campaign.

Burkman and Wohl both refused to comment on those allegations. 

Wohl is perhaps most well-known for his alleged involvement in unsuccessful smear campaigns accusing Robert Mueller (above) and Pete Buttigieg of sexual assault

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is pictured at a campaign event on August 16

Wohl is perhaps most well-known for his alleged involvement in unsuccessful smear campaigns accusing Robert Mueller (left) and Pete Buttigieg (right) of sexual assault

Wohl – who was banned from Twitter in February – has made a number of other wildly irresponsible claims, including one that California Senator Kamala Harris is not eligible to run for president because she wasn’t born in the US and another about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg being secretly dead or in a vegetative state.

The self-proclaimed ‘financier and political commentator’ is the son of attorney David Wohl, a Trump surrogate who regularly appeared on cable news networks to promote the president and his policies.

Trump himself has retweeted Jacob Wohl on at least three occasions, and the 21-year-old claims he has met the president ‘several’ times.  

WHO IS JACOB WOHL 

Jacob Wohl first rose to prominence at 18 as a self-described ‘Wohl of Wall Street’ and claimed to be the youngest hedge-fund manager in the world.

Much like the real-life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort, Wohl quickly ran into regulatory troubles after the National Futures Association regulation investigated him and subsequently banned him. 

A website for his early investment firm NeX Management stated that Wohl had ’10 Years [sic] Trading Experience’, meaning Wohl would have been eight-years-old when he started investing.

He was also given a cease and desist order in 2016 by the Arizona Corporation Commission who accused him of violating the Securities Act. Wohl agreed to a consent decree and ended up paying $32,000 in fines and restitution.

In 2017, Wohl emerged as a fervent Trump supporter and conservative conspiracy theorist when he launched a new conservative news site called Offended America, which later rebranded as The Washington Reporter.

Listed as the Editor, the site puts out content under headlines such as Jacob Wohl: The Mueller Probe Will Go Down in History as God’s Gift to Republicans and Jacob Wohl: The Iraq War Was Moral, Just and Successful.

Until the alleged Mueller plot, Wohl was most famous for his Twitter activity. He frequently tweets to his 177,000 followers that he has ‘just left a hipster coffee shop’ that was ‘packed with liberals whispering among each other’ about how much they really like President Trump.

‘I just a left a hipster coffee shop. It was packed with liberals, whispering amongst each other about what a commendable job President Trump did with Vladimir Putin this morning in Helsinki — America is PROUD!’

He also frequently tweets out posts in line with Trump’s outlook, including one about the birthright citizenship scandal. 

Following the breaking story about the pipe bombs, Wohl dismissed the domestic act of terrorism as a ‘false flag’ that was ‘carefully planned for midterms’. 

 Wohl’s support for Trump is reflected by his father, David Wohl, an attorney who frequently appears as a guest on Fox News.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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