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The evidence-free, swindling speculation joining of separate deaths into a large-scale cloudy domestic tract …

In continuation of a decades-old, presumable “Clinton Body Bags” narrative, a deaths of 4 people with ostensible links to Hillary Clinton in a summer of 2016 (over a camber of 6 weeks, not “less than a month”) have been proffered as justification (or during slightest a really clever suggestion) that those deaths are partial of a sinful tract to strike off anyone who competence possess information that could move down Clinton’s debate for a presidency.

However, as is standard of this form of swindling theory, those 4 people had usually a many gossamer and surreptitious of connectors to Hillary Clinton, and a putative reasons charity for because they would presumably need to be killed (if any reasons were charity during all) ranged from non-credible to erroneous:

o On 11 Jul 2016, Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Conrad Rich was shot and killed only after 4 AM in Washington, D.C. There is 0 justification behind a swindling conjecture that Rich was gunned down while on his approach to accommodate with a FBI (at 4:00 AM?) to plead testifying opposite Hillary Clinton per choosing rascal in a 2016 primaries.

As remarkable by Rich’s hometown newspaper, a Omaha World-Herald, notwithstanding a miss of any piece to such rumors, WikiLeaks has given fanned a abandon of conjecture by charity a $20,000 prerogative for information about Rich’s killer:

Fevered domestic swindling theories about a genocide of Seth Rich have been swirling by online criticism sections and websites ever given a Omaha local was gunned down early on Jul 10 tighten to his home in northwest Washington, D.C.

All indications from military have been that Rich’s genocide was many expected a outcome of a botched spoliation — a sadly too-common box of a earnest immature male cut down simply by being in a wrong place during a wrong time.

But that hasn’t stopped furious Internet conjecture from going viral, formed in partial on a fact that Rich worked during a Democratic National Committee. Internet commenters have suggested that Rich was behind a avowal of DNC emails to WikiLeaks that helped force a abdication of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as chairwoman. The swindling theorists got new ammunition when WikiLeaks announced a $20,000 prerogative for information heading to a self-assurance in Rich’s death.

Never mind a justification in preference of a robbery, a fact that a leaked emails were expelled good after his genocide or even that WikiLeaks itself stressed that a prerogative should not be taken as an import that Rich was concerned in a email leak.

Metropolitan Police Department orator Alice Kim pronounced “there is no denote that Seth Rich’s genocide is connected to his practice during a DNC,” and a orator for a Rich family pronounced that people “attempting to politicize this terrible tragedy” are “causing some-more mistreat than good”:

[S]ome are attempting to politicize this terrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are indeed causing some-more mistreat than good and stopping on a ability for law coercion to scrupulously do their job. For a consequence of anticipating Seth’s killer, and for a consequence of giving a family a space they need during this terrible time, they are seeking for a open to refrain from pulling unproven and damaging theories about Seth’s murder.

o Former U.N. Diplomat John Ashe died in Jun 2016, and his genocide was fast followed by swindling claims that he was about “to attest opposite Hillary Clinton in US District Court.” Although Ashe’s means of genocide stirred some extraordinary conjecture (it was primarily reported as a heart conflict though subsequently attributed to a weightlifting accident), he was not about to attest opposite Hillary Clinton or a DNC during a time he died — he was set to start pre-trial meetings associated to crime charges opposite himself.

o Writer Victor Thorn upheld divided in Aug 2016, by all accounts of a self-inflicted gunshot wound (i.e., suicide). Thorn wasn’t anyone who had “exposed a Clintons,” however — he was a author of conspiracy-mongering books contending that a Holocaust was a hoax and that Israel was obliged for a 9/11 militant attacks. His books on a Clintons were in a same vein: prolonged on sensationalist rumor, speculation, hearsay, swindling theory, and “just seeking questions”-style insinuation, though brief on documentation. (Examples: “Was Bill and Hillary’s most ballyhooed initial assembly during Yale indeed partial of a most incomparable prearranged matrimony engineered by murky New World Order total whose ultimate skeleton led them to a White House?” and “Find out how during their educational careers, Bill and Hillary were recruited into a CIA underneath Operation CHAOS to mishandle a anti-war movement.”)

o Shawn Lucas, best famous for a viral video capturing him portion a DNC with a lawsuit in Jul 2016, upheld divided unexpected a following month. (Lucas was reportedly found passed in a bathroom; nonetheless officials have disclosed no specific means of genocide yet, conjunction have they indicated that tainted play is suspected.)

Lucas was not, as subsequently portrayed in swindling memes, a “lead profession in a anti-Clinton DNC rascal case”; he was only a routine server who delivered papers to a DNC notifying them of a lawsuit charging a classification with “fraud” in bearing Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during a Democratic primary process. Killing a routine server after a fact as a means of suppressing a lawsuit creates no sense, generally when all a principal parties concerned in a lawsuit sojourn alive and able of talking.

Originally published: 10 Aug 2016


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