Looking to discredit a special counsel federal investigation against US President Donald Trump?
One 20-year-old American seems to have found the secret: Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.
Is Bar Refaeli working from the Tel Aviv office of the Surefire Intelligence Agency – which says it specializes in cyber and investigations relating to litigation and reputations – so that she can help take down Robert Mueller’s reputation?
If the alleged schemer behind this seemingly fake company and those like him had not gotten as close as they did to successfully attacking Mueller’s reputation with manufactured sexual harassment charges, all of this would be funny.
But Bar Refaeli is not working for Surefire Intelligence.
And it seems that none of the dozens of employees with fake names and photos may be working there either. Surefire Intelligence appears to be a facade designed to give credence to the false allegations against Mueller. However, the website lists “Talia Yaniv” as its Tel Aviv Station chief, with a photo that appears to be Bar Refaeli. A number of media reports have checked a range of other “employees” and found them to be photos of other models or even priests – none of whom actually would work at Surefire.
According to media reports, Surefire is a straw company for US-based Trump activist Jacob Wohl, who tweeted on Monday that big allegations against Mueller were on their way. The special counsel has referred to FBI allegations that Wohl and conservative activist Jack Burkman have offered women large sums of money to lie about having been sexually harassed by Mueller.
Mueller is viewed in Trump circles as a unique threat – he has taken down several top and mid-level Trump officials for a range of crimes – and he may soon be interviewing the president.
Wohl has denied any involvement, but media reports indicate that his email address and his mother’s telephone number are connected to the Surefire website.
Why did Wohl feel compelled to create a Tel Aviv office when Surefire allegedly had six other offices in New York, Washington DC, London, Zurich and other places?
Was it Israel’s cyber prowess that he imagined would give it more credence with those who did not fully look into the website’s whereabouts?
Did he think that by posting a fake photo of Bar Refaeli it would set off red flags, but was too enthralled by his own fascination to resist, leading his identity to be revealed?
Either way, it appears that this failed attempt to leverage Israel’s cyber reputation using Bar Refaeli’s photo is more likely to bring Wohl down than it will the Mueller probe.
If some officials who are good at weathering storms may be called “Teflon” or “bullet-proof,” perhaps this failed fake news attack on Mueller may help him coin a new catchphrase – “Refaeli-proof.”
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