Right-Wing Activists Offer Bounty For Information Leading to Justin Fairfax’s Resignation

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman hold a press conference in Arlington, Virginia, on November 1, 2018. (Photo: Jared Holt for Right Wing Watch)

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, two right-wing activists with a knack for sleazy shenanigans, have put up a $15,000 bounty on information that leads to the resignation of Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

In a Periscope video uploaded this afternoon, Wohl announced that he and Burkman would pay $15,000 cash to anyone who could produce information leading to Fairfax’s resignation. Fairfax has been the subject of sexual assault allegations in recent days after Big League Politics published allegations that the Washington Post chose not to publish last year after the paper was unable to “find anyone who could corroborate” either Fairfax or his accuser’s account of what had happened. On Monday, Fairfax issued a statement denying the allegations.

“Jack Burkman and I are offering a $15,000 cash reward—that’s right, a $15,000 cash reward—for information leading to the resignation of Justin Fairfax,” Wohl said in the video.

He added that the reward would be given to the person who provides “nail-in-the-coffin” information and directed those who believe they may have such information to shoot him a line at a Proton Mail email address.

“If you were a witness, if you saw him leading her to the hotel room, if you heard the struggle in the room next door—I’m talking about credible information that you might have that can prove that Fairfax indeed did commit this sexual assault and that this information can lead to his resignation and/or his prosecution later on,” Wohl said.

Last year, Wohl and Burkman attempted to push an unsubstantiated claim that Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, had sexually assaulted a woman in 2010. By the end of the press conference, their story had so completely fallen apart that they dodged reporters as they exited the building. The source of their claims was a fake research firm called Surefire Intelligence, for which Wohl appeared to have created online profiles for ahead of the attempted smear. Surefire Intelligence, Wohl said, will be partly responsible for the promised payout.