But none of this deterred the schemers, who knew about the exposure (they even started threatening journalists to stop looking into it) but still went ahead with their plan, which included a clearly bullshit breaking news item on a far-right site. Letting an FBI investigation stop your corrupt dealings is definitely not the MAGA thing to do.
This brings us to Jacob Wohl, first-rate Twitter toady to Trump and the "youngest hedge fund manager" ever ... to receive a lifetime ban from the National Futures Association for being too shady a Wall Street douche (we didn't even know such a thing was possible). Surefire Intelligence -- a name that will wind up in the Irony Hall of Fame -- was quickly exposed as a very obvious dummy corporation, with its list of "intelligence experts" featuring headshots of supermodels, a Michigan minister, and famed actor Christoph Waltz, best-known for his character Colonel Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa in Inglorious Basterds.
So who set up this middle-schooler's idea of a false flag operation? All fingers seem to point none other than 20-year-old Wohl. Wohl, of course, denied accusations, even after it was revealed that his email was listed in the company's web domain. Even after it was revealed that the company's phone number went to his mom's voicemail. And even after it was revealed that there were some striking similarities between this darkened picture of a Surefire Intelligence employee and Wohl's own goddamn social media profile pic: