Russian intel planted fake report that Seth Rich was killed by assassins working for Clinton

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Dude, like, no collusion.

Russian intel planted fake report that Seth Rich was killed by assassins working for Clinton
Russian intelligence agents spread a false report claiming assassins working for Hillary Clinton killed Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich just days after his murder, according to a new investigation.​
The SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service, spread a fake intelligence report about Rich on July 13, 2016, three days after he was killed walking home, a federal prosecutor told Yahoo News.​
The Russians claimed Rich, a 27-year-old working as a data director for the DNC, was going to alert the FBI to corrupt dealings by Clinton when he was murdered by assassins. Those details then appeared on whatdoesitmean.com, an obscure website that promotes Russian propaganda.​
In the next two years, media organizations owned by the Russian government emphasized stories falsely alleging Rich leaked Democratic Party emails to WikiLeaks.​
...The Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll factory that engaged in social media influence operations during the election, aggressively circulated the conspiracy theories, helping to keep the false claims alive.​

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OK, so who killed the guy? Was it suicide?

Far right's Seth Rich conspiracy claims were planted by Russia's foreign intelligence agency
"That is the new report by investigative journalist Michael Isikoff. Three days after Rich was murdered, Russia's SVR crafted and spread a fake would-be "intelligence" report inventing the conspiracy outright. It immediately spread to the conspiracy-obsessed American far right, bounced quickly to the usual suspects of Alex Jones, Roger Stone, and Fox News, eventually leading to its promotion by the Trump inner circle itself, e.g. Steve Bannon, and by the ever-odious propagandist Sean Hannity. There was never a stitch of truth to it—it was a scam set up by Russian intelligence to divert blame for their own hacking of the DNC.

This is not terribly shocking news. It was evident that Rich conspiracists were all acting out of their desire to reject Russian interference on Trump's behalf as "fake news" and replace it with some new theory exonerating the Trumpites and instead implicating his opponents; We have long known that Russia itself acted to amplify the conspiracy once it had started. Fox News host Sean Hannity was among the most aggressive promoters of the theory precisely because peddling the misdirection was beneficial to Trump. None of them had to be paid or even lightly encouraged to run with the hoax; Once Russian intelligence planted and distributed the story, it was assured that the most crooked among the right would latch on and squeeze it for all it was worth. "
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I wonder if Hannity had anything to do with it? If so, would he get a pardon?
 
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But, but, but, but, but .................... there’s no way, absolutely no way in hell, the meh Russians, had any influence over the elections............right ? ? ? ? ?
 
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But, but, but, but, but .................... there’s no way, absolutely no way in hell, the meh Russians, had any influence over the elections............right ? ? ? ? ?
The US interferes in every national election around the world. Why shouldn't countries interfere in ours if they have the means to do so? We have never had a free and fair national election in our history. They have always been tilted.
 
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The US interferes in every national election around the world. Why shouldn't countries interfere in ours if they have the means to do so? We have never had a free and fair national election in our history. They have always been tilted.
Sure.

It's not a question of whether they should; it's a question of whether they did.

They did.
 
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OK, so who killed the guy? Was it suicide?

Far right's Seth Rich conspiracy claims were planted by Russia's foreign intelligence agency
"That is the new report by investigative journalist Michael Isikoff. Three days after Rich was murdered, Russia's SVR crafted and spread a fake would-be "intelligence" report inventing the conspiracy outright. It immediately spread to the conspiracy-obsessed American far right, bounced quickly to the usual suspects of Alex Jones, Roger Stone, and Fox News, eventually leading to its promotion by the Trump inner circle itself, e.g. Steve Bannon, and by the ever-odious propagandist Sean Hannity. There was never a stitch of truth to it—it was a scam set up by Russian intelligence to divert blame for their own hacking of the DNC.

This is not terribly shocking news. It was evident that Rich conspiracists were all acting out of their desire to reject Russian interference on Trump's behalf as "fake news" and replace it with some new theory exonerating the Trumpites and instead implicating his opponents; We have long known that Russia itself acted to amplify the conspiracy once it had started. Fox News host Sean Hannity was among the most aggressive promoters of the theory precisely because peddling the misdirection was beneficial to Trump. None of them had to be paid or even lightly encouraged to run with the hoax; Once Russian intelligence planted and distributed the story, it was assured that the most crooked among the right would latch on and squeeze it for all it was worth. "
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I wonder if Hannity had anything to do with it? If so, would he get a pardon?
More bullshit from the guy who brought us Christopher Steele and the Steele Dossier as a trusted source! Seems fake journalists like Michael Issikoff always fail upwards, when their stories blow up or they mess up an investigation.

So now, Michael "Steele Dossier" Isikoff is claiming that guys like Alex Jones or Roger Stone couldn't create a conspiracy theory around a still unexplained murder all by themselves! No they needed the Russians to do it, both Russian intel agencies and IRA - the guys who won the 2016 election for Trump with their Buff Bernie ads on Facebook! Sure thing.

They may have jumped out over their skis as usual, but besides the Seth Rich Murder still remaining unsolved, there were a lot of strange factoids that could leave people wondering about why he was killed. His death was first reported as a robbery....then a failed robbery, after no money or valuables were taken....so why would someone plug a low level intern in the back of the head? And have the detectives been doing any work to solve his murder since then?

As for that lying scumbag - Mueller, Julian Assange did not say that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks source! That came out of badgering from a Dutch TV interviewer. And if he was so interested in getting at the truth, why wouldn't he go to the source and test his theories?
 
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More bullshit from the guy who brought us Christopher Steele and the Steele Dossier as a trusted source! Seems fake journalists like Michael Issikoff always fail upwards, when their stories blow up or they mess up an investigation.

So now, Michael "Steele Dossier" Isikoff is claiming that guys like Alex Jones or Roger Stone couldn't create a conspiracy theory around a still unexplained murder all by themselves! No they needed the Russians to do it, both Russian intel agencies and IRA - the guys who won the 2016 election for Trump with their Buff Bernie ads on Facebook! Sure thing.

They may have jumped out over their skis as usual, but besides the Seth Rich Murder still remaining unsolved, there were a lot of strange factoids that could leave people wondering about why he was killed. His death was first reported as a robbery....then a failed robbery, after no money or valuables were taken....so why would someone plug a low level intern in the back of the head? And have the detectives been doing any work to solve his murder since then?

As for that lying scumbag - Mueller, Julian Assange did not say that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks source! That came out of badgering from a Dutch TV interviewer. And if he was so interested in getting at the truth, why wouldn't he go to the source and test his theories?
I haven't been reading about the case, so I am not up to speed on the details. I think about such cases as movie plots and visualize who has the most to gain.
 
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More bullshit from the guy who brought us Christopher Steele and the Steele Dossier as a trusted source! Seems fake journalists like Michael Issikoff always fail upwards, when their stories blow up or they mess up an investigation.

So now, Michael "Steele Dossier" Isikoff is claiming that guys like Alex Jones or Roger Stone couldn't create a conspiracy theory around a still unexplained murder all by themselves! No they needed the Russians to do it, both Russian intel agencies and IRA - the guys who won the 2016 election for Trump with their Buff Bernie ads on Facebook! Sure thing.

They may have jumped out over their skis as usual, but besides the Seth Rich Murder still remaining unsolved, there were a lot of strange factoids that could leave people wondering about why he was killed. His death was first reported as a robbery....then a failed robbery, after no money or valuables were taken....so why would someone plug a low level intern in the back of the head? And have the detectives been doing any work to solve his murder since then?

As for that lying scumbag - Mueller, Julian Assange did not say that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks source! That came out of badgering from a Dutch TV interviewer. And if he was so interested in getting at the truth, why wouldn't he go to the source and test his theories?
Defending your masters again, without a shred of supporting evidence. You could at least quote Twitter.
 

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