Cheri Jacobus Biography | Cheri Jacobus Wikipedia
Cheri Jacobus is a nationally-recognized political strategist, pundit, and writer. Jacobus is a long-time and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, CBS.com, CNBC, FBN, HLN, CSPAN and other media outlets, offering political opinion and analysis from the Republican perspective and is regularly quoted in national publications including USA Today, The Washington Times, Daily Caller, Human Events and others.
She has been an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management since 2007 and a political columnist at The Hill newspaper since February 2009, as well as a contributor to The Hill’s pundit blog and Jewish World Review.
In addition to political campaign strategy, Cheri’s expertise is in message development, media strategy and training, press relations and communications services, as well as policy and legislative strategy, communications and public affairs consulting for companies and organizations dealing with Congress, the White House and federal agencies.
She founded Capitol Strategies PR and public affairs in 1998, building a client base that includes political campaigns, business and labor coalitions, political grassroots organizations and legislative campaigns.
She has managed and advised several noteworthy political campaigns, and was a media spokesperson at the Republican National Committee.
While serving as Communications Director for the House Education and Workforce Committee after the Republican takeover of Congress in 1995, Ms. Jacobus helped shape policy by incorporating communications strategy into issue development, as well as directing press relations for the Committee’s issues in the Congress and serving as press spokesperson.
Cheri Jacobus Age
Cheri Jacobus is a political strategist, pundit, and writer. A frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and CBS.com, she has been an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s graduate school of political management since 2007, and a political columnist at The Hill newspaper since February 2009.
She was born in the year 1960s. Cheri Jacobus is around 59 years old as of 2019.
Cheri Jacobus family | Cheri Jacobus Father | Cheri Jacobus Dad
She was born in the early 1960s, Cheri is originally from Peoria, Illinois. As of 2019, she lives in Washington DC.
Cheri was interested in Journalism since her childhood. For pursuing her dream of being a journalist, she joined the West Virginia University and graduated in 1982 with the Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. In 1988, she also joined the American Campaign Academy and studied Campaign Management.
She started her career as a Press Secretary, Spokesperson for the GOP, Campaign Manager, and communications director.
She also worked at the Graduate School of Political Management as a professor at George Washington University. Cheri has not shared her father, mother, brothers and sister details.
The details are under review and will be updated soon. However, she once twitted that her father who is a Republican didn’t vote to any sides in 2016 elections and he will do the same in 2020 if Elizabeth Warrens stands for Presidency. Despite being Republican, he will vote for Democrats if Joe Biden will run. This tweet made her face different criticism from Trump supporters.
Cheri Jacobus Husband
There no details shared regarding her marriage. The information is under review and will be updated soon. Cheri also is providing an opportunity for people who oppose the Presidency of Donald Trump.Cheri Jacobus Image
Cheri Jacobus Net Worth
Cheri Jacobus is an experienced writer, TV pundit, political strategist and a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and CBS networks. Her estimated Net Worth as of 2019 is under review and will be updated soon.
Cheri started her career working in various roles like Campaign Manager, Press Secretary, Communications Director and Spokesperson for the GOP.
She was a Political Columnist for The Hill and USA Today publications for several years.
For some time, Jacobus was also an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.
She founded Capitol Strategies PR, which is a Washington based consulting and public affairs firm. Started in 1998, the firm remains active till date. She is also an editor at “A House United”, a center-right platform for anyone who is against the Trump Presidency.
Cheri Jacobus Twitter Controversy
Cheri’s biggest Twitter controversy started when she got into a “tweet war” with Jeffrey Epstein, an ex-financier and Bill Clinton mega-donor who was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from an underage girl for which he served 13 months in custody.
The tweets back and forth started becoming personal as they progressed and Cheri started including Epstein’s daughters in her insults.
The tweet sparked a quick backlash and the conservative media along with Epstein started to tweet at USA Today to demand that they fire Cheri over her comments. USA Today answered quickly to the criticism and let go of Cheri and The Hill soon followed.
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USA Today Drops Columnist Cheri Jacobus After Tweet About Convicted Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein (Exclusive)
“Our editors let Jacobus know that she would no longer be writing for USA TODAY,” a spokesperson for the paper tells TheWrap
The USA has dropped columnist Cheri Jacobus after the political strategist and frequent TV pundit insulted Republican consultant and Trump ally Michael Caputo’s daughters and suggested that they are used at “parties” by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
“Our editors in the opinion section became aware of the tweet by freelance columnist Cheri Jacobus just after noon today,” a spokesperson for the company told TheWrap Thursday evening.
“An hour later after researching the issue, our editors let Jacobus know that she would no longer be writing for USA TODAY,” the spokesperson added. “We have asked her to remove the USA TODAY affiliation from her bio.”
By Friday morning, Jacobus — who once proudly boasted of her affiliation with USA Today in her Twitter profile — had removed any mention of the paper.
Also on Friday, The Hill moved to sever its ties with Jacobus as a columnist as well. “She was a contributor until February and no longer is,” a rep for the Washington, D.C.-based site told TheWrap. “The Hill has no plans to publish her in the future.”
Jacobus offered an explanation for her provocative online statements. “My tweet was in response to his attacks on me,” Jacobus told TheWrap in a statement which also accused Caputo of harassing her with tweets urging her to commit suicide.
In the original tweet from Thursday — which still remained live on Twitter at press time — Jacobus got personal with fellow Republican Caputo: “Are your daughters ugly like you? Or can Trump use them at the Epstein parties so they can survive when you’re broke, bitter, along with and in prison for treason?”
Epstein is a reference to Jeffrey Epstein, a disgraced financier and Bill Clinton mega-donor who was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from an underage girl and served 13 months in custody.
The barb came as part of a series of back and forths between the Caputo and Jacobus, which swiftly became intensely personal. But Jacobus took it a bit further. In another response, which also remains live, she seemed to suggest that Caputo’s “illegitimate” daughter commit suicide.
The tweets sparked a swift backlash, particularly in conservative media, with Caputo himself leading the charge and demanding USA Today take action.
“I’m sure it’s totally normal for one of your columnists to Tweet suggesting the rape of toddler girls. Right?” he said. The remarks were also taken up by Internet provocateurs including Mike Cernovich, leading to thousands more harassing tweets toward the paper.
Jacobus, a #NeverTrump Republican, is most well known for losing a $4 million defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump in December 2017.
Jacobus accused the president of hurting her career after he chided her as a “real dummy” on Twitter. Trump’s ire had been stirred after Jacobus suggested in January 2016 that he skipped a GOP primary debate in Iowa because he was a “bad debater.”
“I have been trashed and ruined on Twitter,” she told the New York Times a month later in a sympathetic piece documenting the then-still relatively new phenomenon of Trump’s Twitter hostility.
Cheri Jacobus Catfishing
GOP operative who sued Trump says FBI referred hacking of her email to Mueller
Cheri Jacobus says she was subjected to a campaign of online harassment and sabotage after a public fight with the president and one of his top advisers.
Federal law enforcement officials have referred a 2-year-old email hacking investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the Republican operative who was the target of the hack.
The referral adds yet another dimension to the special counsel’s sprawling probe, even as some of President Donald Trump’s allies portray Mueller’s work as nearing its conclusion.
The operative and Trump critic, Cheri Jacobus, told POLITICO that FBI agents in the bureau’s cyber division informed her in September that they had forwarded their investigation to Mueller because the matter came to exceed the bounds of computer intrusion, the crime that had been the initial focus of the investigation.
It is not clear what led the FBI to conclude that Mueller has jurisdiction over the matter. The special counsel has been investigating Russian election meddling, links between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin, and other suspected wrongdoing, including undisclosed lobbying by foreign governments. Both the FBI’s press office and a spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment. Jacobus said she has not had contact with Mueller’s team.
Jacobus alleges the hacking of her personal email account was part of a broader campaign of harassment and intimidation that followed critical comments she made about Trump during the 2016 Republican primaries. Jacobus, a political PR specialist, served as a source for a 2015 Washington Post investigation that forced a pro-Trump super PAC to shut down. She later sued Trump for defamation.
POLITICO first reported an online catfishing scheme targeting anti-Trump Republican operatives and the hacking of Jacobus’ emails in August 2016, and the FBI opened an investigation of the hack shortly thereafter. The episode was largely forgotten in the chaos of the presidential campaign.
The chain of events that triggered the initial FBI investigation dates to the spring of 2015. On the eve of Trump’s presidential bid, Jim Dornan, a Republican operative then working for Trump, approached Jacobus about a potential job as the campaign’s communications director, according to electronic messages Jacobus has posted to Twitter.
Though Jacobus entered talks with the campaign, the job never panned out. Jacobus said she told Dornan she was not interested. Another person with direct knowledge of the interactions said it was clear after two often-contentious interviews that the role was not a good fit.
Several months later, on October 2015, the Post quoted her saying that in conversations with Trump’s team that spring, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski disclosed plans for a pro-Trump super PAC. Lewandowski insisted to the Post that the Trump campaign had no ties to and did not sanction the group, Make America Great Again PAC. Days after the story, the PAC shut down.
In the fall of 2015, around the time she was quoted discussing Trump’s super PAC by the Post, Jacobus was contacted online by a person posing as a representative of deep-pocketed political donors.
The person proceeded to conduct a bizarre, monthslong catfishing scheme that sought to obtain personal and political information from Jacobus and other anti-Trump Republican operatives during the Republican primary.
Posing as an English barrister with rich clients, the person struck up a chat with Jacobus on Twitter, exchanged private messages with her and raised the prospect of a large donation to fund an anti-Trump super PAC. Jacobus put the person in touch with Republican operatives Rick Wilson and Liz Mair, who were then running such a PAC.
The person asked Wilson and Mair sophisticated questions about their polling and opposition research on Trump, leading the pair to suspect fraud and to cut off contact. Jacobus received phone calls and emails from other fake personas who posed as associates of the barrister before discovering it was all a fraud.
Much about the catfishing scheme remains unknown. But in the spring of 2016, Jacobus traced a website domain involved in the scheme to Steven Wessel, a notorious New York con man.
At the time, Wessel was out on bail preparing to serve jail time for an unrelated fraud. After Jacobus brought the Wessel connection to the attention of prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, a judge sent Wessel to jail for violating the conditions of his bail, which forbade him from using the Internet.
But Wessel was clearly not acting alone. In August 2016, four months after he was sent to jail — and as POLITICO was preparing to publish news of the catfishing scheme — Jacobus reported that her personal email account had been hacked and its contents deleted.
At the same time, Jacobus was embroiled in an apparently separate legal fight with the Trump camp. During the 2016 primaries, Jacobus was a regular Fox News and CNN commentator, and she both praised and criticized Trump.
One particularly critical segment drew the ire of Trump, who pronounced her a “dummy” on Twitter, as well as Lewandowski, who, like Trump, portrayed her as a disgruntled job-seeker.
Jacobus sued them for defamation in New York. As she feuded publicly with Trump, Jacobus was subjected to a sustained barrage of physical and sexual threats on social media. In January 2017, her defamation case was dismissed.
Emails reviewed by POLITICO show that Jacobus has been in regular contact with FBI agents since the bureau opened an investigation into the hacking of her email after Jacobus filed a complaint around September 2016.
Following Trump’s election, Jacobus relayed additional incidents she considered suspicious to the agents investigating the hack.
Jacobus said she was also interviewed by FBI agents in the Southern District of New York for several hours in February 2017 and has had dozens of phone calls with the agents over the past two years. A lawyer who worked for Jacobus at the time, Jay Butterman, said he also attended the February 2017 meeting and had follow-up conversations with FBI agents.
In November 2017, the FBI asked Jacobus to turn over the remainder of her communications related to the catfishing scheme, some of which she had already submitted, according to an email reviewed by POLITICO.
On Sept. 10 of this year, an FBI agent wrote to Jacobus that he would be calling her, which is when, she said, the bureau informed her of the case’s referral to Mueller. Jacobus said the agents instructed her to send any new information that arises to the special counsel’s office.