has said the hack of the Democratic Party in the run up to the US elections was
not Russia but instead an ‘inside job’.
about her ‘hanging around with some very weird and troubling people’ a remark
aimed at connecting her with the #Pizzagate affair linking her, the Podesta
brothers and Anthony Weiner to an alleged pedophile ring.
he has met the person who handed over the e-mails and they WERE from the
Democratic National Committee (DNC).
site and caused damage to Hillary Clinton’s reputation with a number of shock
revelations among tens of thousands of e-mails.
In the Daily Express report today he said:
“And it should be said again and again, that if Hillary Clinton had not
connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie, if
she had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against
Bernie, if she had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton foundation and
family members in return for foreign policy influence, if she had not failed to
distance herself from some very weird and troubling people, then none of this
would have happened.”
What is #Pizzagate?
emerged during the 2016 United States presidential election cycle, alleging
that John Podesta’s emails, which were leaked by WikiLeaks, contain coded
messages referring to human trafficking, and connecting a number of pizzerias
in Washington D.C and members of the Democratic Party to a child-sex ring. The
theory has been discredited by a wide array of sources across the political
spectrum, described as a “fictitious conspiracy theory” by the
District of Columbia Police Department and determined to be false by multiple
left-wing media organizations including Snopes.com, The New York Times, BBC
Washington Post and Fox News.
during the 2016 United States presidential election cycle. The theory was
started by Internet users reading John Podesta’s emails released by WikiLeaks
in early November 2016. Users speculated that some words in Podesta’s emails
were code words for pedophilia and human trafficking. The theory also proposed
that the ring was a meeting ground for satanic ritual abuse. Other claims that
the theory proposed include the use of handkerchief codes (interpreted from a
widely-cited email with a “Pizza-related” handkerchief), the alleged
use of pedophile symbols in the logos of various organizations, and John
Podesta and his brother Tony Podesta’s alleged connection to the disappearance
of Madeleine McCann.
board, Godlike Productions, and the following day, Sean Adl-Tabatabai (a former
associate of professional conspiracy theorist David Icke), repeated the story
on Your Newswire, citing a 4chan post from earlier that year. Adl-Tabatabai’s
story was then spread by and elaborated on by other fake news websites,
including SubjectPolitics, which falsely claimed the New York Police Department
had raided Hillary Clinton’s property. The website Conservative Daily Post ran
a headline falsely stating that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had
“confirmed” this story.
started searching the leaked emails of John Podesta for food-related “code
words” that supposedly revealed the existence of a sex trafficking
operation. For example, The New York Times reported that the phrase “cheese
pizza” was thought by a poster to 4chan to be a code word for child
pornography since they had the same initials. The allegations spread to
“the mainstream internet” following a post on the website Reddit
several days before the United States presidential election, 2016. The post,
since removed by the site, alleged the involvement of Washington, D.C. business
Comet Ping Pong:
making semi-overt, semi-tongue-in-cheek, and semi-sarcastic inferences towards
sex with minors. The artists that work for and with the business also generate
nothing but cultish imagery of disembodiment, blood, beheadings, sex, and of
news websites such as Infowars.com, Planet Free Will and the Vigilant Citizen,
and has been promoted by alt-right activists such as Mike Cernovich and
/r/pizzagate subreddit to further develop the conspiracy theory. This subreddit
was banned on November 23, 2016 for violating Reddit’s policy against doxing,
as users had posted personal details of people connected to the alleged
to access the subreddit read:
of our content policy. Specifically, the proliferation of personal and
confidential information. We don’t want witch-hunts on our site.
moved to the v/pizzagate sub on Voat, a website similar to Reddit, where
discussion continues WikiLeaks