FBI investigates Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for witness harassment, obstruction

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations opens an investigation into Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman for witness harassment, obstruction of justice, and criminal contempt.

All of this is in regards to the case against Roger Stone.

“On February 27, 2020, Burkman and his associate, Jacob Wohl, held a press conference during which they disseminated copies of the juror questionnaires,” the filing reads. “During that press conference, Burkman and Wohl did not provide the manner by which they obtained the court documents other than to say neither Roger Stone nor Stone’s legal team provided them.”

The court filing also notes that Burkman published some of the confidential questionnaires on Twitter.

“On or about February 20, 2020, John M. Burkman, Jr. (a/k/a Jack Burkman) released via his Twitter account (@Jack_Burkman) a sample of juror questionnaires filled out by jurors in the matter of U.S. v. Roger Stone,” the filing reads. “Continuing from on or about February 20, 2020, a series of tweets were sent from the @Jack_Burkman Twitter account which contained additional confidential juror questionnaires and derogatory characterizations about the jurors themselves. Burkman also claimed to have a transcript of the grand jury testimony of Steve Bannon.”

Those actions could potentially qualify as crimes, according to prosecutors.

“Based on the facts above, the FBI assesses Burkman and Wohl may have been engaged in an attempt to influence or injure the jurors, as well as tampering with potential witnesses before the court,” the filing reads. “As part of its continued investigation, [the] FBI is seeking to determine with whom Wohl was in contact at the time of jury selection in order to help determine the possible vector by which Wohl and/or Burkman obtained the juror questionnaires.”

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