On Wednesday, September 1, American conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl’s father, David, got into a Twitter spat with ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Twitter wars between well-known personalities aren’t very uncommon. However, David and Jeff’s brawl definitely came as a surprise to many.
ESPN’s MLB Insider, Jeff, is well known for his directness on Twitter. He took to the platform to share a piece of information about a recent fundraiser held for the New York Mets. Among those who replied to the tweet was Jacob’s father, David.
Who is David Wohl?
David, who is political operative Jacob’s father, is a Criminal Defense Lawyer by profession. He is also the owner of the firm Wohl Criminal Defense.
According to Criminal Defense Riverside’s official website, David specializes in Criminal Defense, Child Dependency, DUI, Juvenile Criminal Defense and Restraining Orders among other areas.
The website also states that David has over 25 years of experience in defending clients with criminal charges. He has represented “thousands of clients,” some with murder charges and juvenile crimes as well.
The defense attorney acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Diego State University (SDSU), and a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law.
David’s social media accounts also reveal that he served as a “Campaign surrogate” for former President, Donald Trump.
Attorney’s brawl with ESPN’s Jeff Passan explored
Jeff took to his Twitter yesterday and claimed: “New York Mets GM Zack Scott was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, he was at the Connecticut home of team owner Steve Cohen.”
The piece of information let out by Jeff evoked reactions from many Twitter users, one of whom was David. Responding to the journalist David wrote: “And? I guess you’re desperately trying to smear Cohen because you’ve got nothing else to do.”
Jeff clapped back stating: “I suppose whatever I have to do is better than what you have to do, which is visit your son in jail,” referring to the lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James against David’s son Jacob and the conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman.
A furious David slammed Jeff stating: “My son isn’t in jail, a**hole. Nor has he ever been. Just more lies and fake news from a guy who specializes in it.”
The attorney further threatened the ESPN reporter with defamation stating, “I wonder if ESPN’s insurance covers you for damages resulting from a defamation judgment Jeff? Maybe you should check on that.”
A look at the lawsuit against Jacob Wohl
In May 2021, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a separate lawsuit against right-wing political operatives, Jacob and Jack, with allegations of voter suppression during the 2020 elections.
The decision, on the lawsuit, has not been made yet but the charges laid by Michigan’s attorney general in 2020 allege that hundreds of robocalls were created by Jacob and Jack, with the intention of discouraging voting in the elections.
In a statement given to The Washington Post, Jack deemed the charges as “tyranny and madness,” while Jacob has declined to comment.