South Bend,indiana: Political hit job

A recent college graduate said two conservative hoaxsters manipulating him into falsely accusing Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg of rape. Right-wing social media antagonists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman reportedly spent a week searching for young gay Republicans who would level an accusation against Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, before finding Hunter Kelly, 21, and flying him to Washington from his home in Grand Rapids, Mich. Kelly, a supporter of President Trump, said he spent a night discussing the allegations before going to sleep in Burkman’s home. He woke up to see alleg ations written by Wohl posted under Kelly’s name from fake accounts online. Several conservative outlets reported the charges before Kelly apologized and said he was duped. Burkman stood by his charges, claiming the mainstream media bullied Kelly into recanting.