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Yesterday, Jacob Wohl, Ali Alexander, and Laura Loomer—who represent the right-leaning group Culttture—released a documentary about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), in which they claim to have incontrovertible proof she married her brother to secure him citizenship to the U.S.
While you are free to draw your own conclusions from their work (you can watch the documentary here), people have noticed that Wohl may have committed a crime while filming the documentary.
In the documentary, according to journalist Tony Webster, the group claims they were on the receiving end of death threats.
In the right-wing ‘documentary’ on Rep. Ilhan Omar released tonight by Jacob Wohl, Laura Loomer, and Ali Alexander, they included this screenshot of a threat they received. There's one problem: NBC News earlier reported that Jacob Wohl created the account which sent the “threat”. pic.twitter.com/phGxZJ7V3I— Tony Webster (@webster) March 13, 2019
When Wohl received a suspension from Twitter for making multiple fake accounts, it was revealed he created the account @drakeholmes612, whose avatar matches up exactly with the avatar of the death threat Wohl said he received.
Wohl, who has been known to accidentally implicate himself in his own crimes, filmed himself filing a police report that included the fake Twitter account he made.
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
After the news came out, Ali Alexander, the lead behind Culttture, promised to investigate Wohl.
I am — personally — chasing down the allegation that’s Jacob Wohl creates a fake account in December of 2018 that he may have used to direct comments toward himself during the trip to MN.— Director Ali Alexander (@ali) March 13, 2019
When I find a conclusion, I’ll make it public regardless of where the facts take me.
However, Twitter already convicted the hell out of him.
Jacob Wohl is the only person who used the Jussie Smollett story as inspiration. https://t.co/fHnXy2JgmD— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) March 13, 2019
uhhhhhhhhhhhh did Jacob Wohl file a false police report https://t.co/LgIchqffBY— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) March 13, 2019
Lmao did he film himself committing a crime? This is the most on brand thing Jacob Wohl has ever done. https://t.co/3ei5Imi2Yn— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) March 13, 2019
Jacob Wohl sent a death threat to himself and then reported it to the police https://t.co/GJrFDhyt0M— Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) March 13, 2019
So he filed a false police report, which I think is a crime. https://t.co/xW551XG0CL— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 13, 2019
Mr. Wohl could be spending a lot more time in Minnesota, but maybe you'll be asked to donate to a related, albeit different, GoFundMe. https://t.co/yJyYTgNFsn— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) March 13, 2019
Wohl and company went to Minneapolis before Wohl’s fake accounts were revealed, so it’s possible he thought no one would ever know. But given how his past schemes have blown up, maybe he should have guessed.
He could have at least edited out the part where he blasts the fake account across the screen.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]