Conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, who have a history of making false smears against Democrats, say that Senator Elizabeth Warren had an affair with a 24-year-old former Marine, but provided no proof. Wohl and Burkman identified the former Marine at an October 3 press conference as Kelvin Whelly. Several inconsistencies in Whelly’s story emerged during the press conference.
Wohl and Burkman claimed that he had served in Afghanistan and was awarded a Purple Heart, but the military said neither of those things is true. He also said he was hired by Warren off a site called “Cowboys4Angels,” but the owner of that site told Rolling Stone he was not affiliated with it.
“We went through and searched all of our employment requests and all our contacts because we save the names. The guy never even applied to be at our agency,” Garren James told Rolling Stone. “This guy never worked for me. I would never even hire that guy.” He said Whelly is, “not up to caliber to work at our agency.”
You can read more about Whelly here.
Wohl has previously admitted that he promotes false news if it helps President Trump, according to the Washington Post.
Warren has not responded directly to the press conference, but tweeted about her time at the University of Houston, which has a cougar as a mascot, a reference to a sign posted at the press conference by Wohl and Burkman that read, “Elizabeth Warren Cougar?”
Wohl and Burkman misspelled the word “conscience” in the press release promoting the revelation. The press release was spread online by NBC News reporter Ben Collins on October 3. The release said that Burkman and Wohl would be “joined by a decorated, former U.S. Marine and bodybuilder who alleges he was involved in a long term sexual relationship with presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.” In his tweet, Collins joked, “Congrats to Elizabeth Warren on rising so quickly in the polls she forced Jacob Wohl to write erotica about her.”
The statement adds, “These charges will shock the conscious [sic] of the nation. This young man’s story is one that every voter needs to hear before casting a single ballot.” The press event is due to be held at 1500 Colonial Terrace in Arlington, Virginia, 22209.
Burkman and Wohl previously worked together in a failed attempt to create false sexual harassment allegations against former special counsel Robert Mueller. They have also attempted to smear Senator Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The Daily Beast acquired audio showing Burkman and Wohl allegedly trying to persuade someone to come forward and accuse Buttigieg of sexual misconduct.
“Rick and Morty” writer Siobhan Thompson was among those poking fun at Wohl saying, “If I was a politician with steamy secrets I’d simply leak them all to Jacob Wohl. Problem solved.” While The Nation’s Jeet Heer tweeted, “Jacob Wohl is this curious combination of utter vileness tempered by hilarious incompetence and stupidity.”
Spectator writer Caroline McCarthy joked, “Look, I get that this is BS and the “decorated, former U.S. Marine” will mysteriously cancel on the event, but Elizabeth Warren being a voracious cougar who hooks up with 24-year-old bodybuilders would make me want to vote for her.”
A parody account, purporting to be the state news agency of North Korea, tweeted, “@DPRK_News declines to publish latest allegations by Jacob Wohl, citing unreliability of sources and slipshod reporting technique. @DPRK_News follows strictest ethics in journalism.”