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Old August 1st, 2017, 07:55 AM   #1
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Trump OK'ed Fake Seth Rich Story

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday morning by a Fox News contributor says the network worked with a wealthy Trump donor to fabricate a story about former DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder, with the approval of the White House.

“Not to add any more pressure but the president just read the article. He wants the article out immediately. It’s not all up to you. But don’t feel the pressure,” wealthy Trump supporter Ed Butowsky texted to longtime Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, according to the suit, which was obtained by TheWrap. The “president” referred to in the text message is President Donald Trump, the suit says.

Wheeler filed the lawsuit against Fox News Channel on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York. Wheeler says that Fox News and the Trump supporter wanted to shift public attention away from Russia and made up quotes to help the narrative. The suit claims that an article by Malia Zimmerman was published to “establish that Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks with the DNC emails to shift the blame from Russia.”
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The White House worked with Fox News and a wealthy Republican donor to push a story about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, according to an explosive lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The story was pushed in an attempt to discredit the US intelligence community's determination that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and obtained the emails released by Wikileaks, the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit, which was first reported by NPR, was filed in US District Court in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff is Rod Wheeler, a Fox News contributor and former homicide detective hired to investigate Rich's death, who alleges that he was misquoted as part of the effort to put the story together. Douglas Wigdor, who is representing current and former Fox employees in other lawsuits against the network, is Wheeler's lawyer.
21st Century Fox, the Fox News Channel, Fox News reporter Malia Zimmerman and Republican donor Ed Butowsky are named as defendants. Butowsky denies the allegations in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit says in part, "The motivation behind the article: establish that Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks with the DNC emails to shift the blame from Russia and help put to bed speculation that President Trump colluded with Russia in an attempt to influence the outcome of the Presidential election. ... Zimmerman, Butowsky and Fox had created fake news to advance President Trump's agenda. Mr. Wheeler was subsequently forced to correct the false record and, as a result, lost all credibility in the eyes of the public. Mr. Wheeler has suffered irreparable damage to his reputation and his career will likely never recover."

Lawsuit: Fox News concocted Seth Rich story with oversight from White House - Aug. 1, 2017
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Old August 1st, 2017, 07:56 AM   #2
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The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich rejected Fox News reports that he had leaked work emails to WikiLeaks before he was fatally shot last year near his home in the District.

The reports, which gained traction on social media, said that an FBI forensics examination showed that Rich transferred 44,053 DNC emails and 17,761 attachments to a now-deceased WikiLeaks director.

Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Ann Rich, said Tuesday through a spokesman that they do not think their son gave any information to WikiLeaks. Rich was shot July 10, 2016, in Northwest Washington’s Bloomingdale neighborhood. D.C. police have repeatedly said that they think Rich was killed in a random robbery attempt, but several conspiracy theories have emerged about his death. No arrests have been made.

“As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press,” Rich’s family said in a statement. “We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers.”

Law enforcement officials have said that Rich’s computer and email activity have been examined and suggest nothing that would connect him to WikiLeaks — which, 12 days after Rich’s death, published 20,000 emails that embarrassed former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and the DNC, and forced the ouster of its chairwoman.

The DNC said in a statement: “We know of no evidence that supports these allegations.”

The allegations were reported by Fox News, including WTTG (Channel 5), its affiliate in the District. The reports cited a private investigator, Rod Wheeler, whom Fox said was hired by the Rich family and had previously worked for D.C. police. He also has been an on-air contributor to Channel 5. Fox News later cited an unnamed federal investigator, who said that Rich had transferred thousands of emails to a WikiLeaks director between January 2015 and May 2016.

Fox News did not respond to an inquiry from The Washington Post.
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Crickets from the tRump defenders and the Hillary murders conspiracy idiots?

Where are all the Faux Views fans?
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Yawn. That's it, one big yawn.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 11:46 AM   #5
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So trump oked and pushed the story after he was crowned King of America a something like a year after the story came out? Is that what we are saying here?
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More evidence of obstruction of justice. The same Orange Penis and his propaganda arm, Faux Blues, that dragged the mother of a Benghazi victim onstage now torments the parents of Seth Rich for phony political gain. Faux Blues had to retract the story. Now we find out that Faux Blues and the Orange Penis concocted the story out of whole cloth. These are the same jackasses that whine about "fake news". They are the purveyors of "fake news". They know that they have a base dumb enough to swallow any crap they put out. They prey on the ignorance of their base/viewership. This is evidence of clear obstruction of justice and evidence that Faux Blues needs to have their license pulled.
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Only complete morons believed that story, seriously, is there anyone you know who fell for that bullshit, besides the people who fall for all the bullshit, all the time?
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Only complete morons believed that story, seriously, is there anyone you know who fell for that bullshit, besides the people who fall for all the bullshit, all the time?
Re-read IT's post in the 25 million illegal votes thread.
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Old August 2nd, 2017, 02:56 AM   #9
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These are the same creeps that rolled the mother of a Benghazi victim out on stage during the Republican convention to complain falsely how crooked Hillary killed her son. Now they use the parents of Seth Rich to falsely claim that it was Seth Rich that hacked the DNC and NOT the Russians which they knew was a lie. That is how damned deplorable these creeps are. And Faux News and the Orange Turd were in on the manufacturing of this "fake news". RESIST THESE CREEPS AT EVERY TURN. RESIST !!!!!!!!
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Yawn. That's it, one big yawn.
Your post, you mean....
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