There is so much happening right now, in the crazed world of Donald Trump and the myriad creeps and clingers that surrounded his presidential campaign.
In fact, this whole age of Trumpism has been fraught with turmoil and sick conspiracy theories.
One of the more prominent conspiracy theories was the murder of the young Democratic National Committee staffer, Seth Rich.
Rich was, according to Washington, D.C. police, the victim of a botched robbery.
For the devoted Trumpians, however, that was not the case, at all. The internet rumors soon began hopping, with word that Rich had become disillusioned, had hacked into John Podesta’s emails and was the source of the DNC emails that were eventually released by WikiLeaks.
The release of those emails really put the Democrats into a tailspin.
They were already hobbled by having Hillary Clinton as their nominee, but finding out the party had kneecapped Senator Bernie Sanders, to assure she was the nominee – yeah, that was bad for them. Angry Sanders supporters migrated to third party candidates, like Green Party nominee, Jill Stein.
According to the conspiracy theory, Seth Rich was actually murdered by some shadowy DNC/Clinton operative, as revenge for giving the emails to WikiLeaks.
What was particularly curious about that time was the question as to if WikiLeaks was working for Trump. After all, why did no one hack Republican emails?
WikiLeaks boss, Julian Assange said at that time that they had dirt on Trump, but nothing they had was as shocking as the things Trump said and did openly, anyway.
Well, there’s that.
But back to Seth Rich…
Rich’s parents were understandably broken, and they begged those who were keeping the conspiracy going, concerning their son’s activities, to give them some peace. To stop dragging their son’s name through the mud, or as they said, making his death a “political football.”
People like Fox News’ Sean Hannity ignored the pleas of bereaved parents, and continued to push the lie, until threats of a lawsuit spooked the Fox News brass, and he was told to knock it off.
Hannity, however, was not the source of the lie, or the most egregious of the hucksters pushing it.
Two names that have been getting a lot of press lately – Trump pal and unofficial advisor, Roger Stone, and conspiracy nut, Jerome Corsi – worked overtime to keep the Seth Rich lie going.
The worst part?
They knew it was a lie. They knew his parents were in agony. They didn’t care.
In emails between Corsi and Stone from 2016, obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller, the noxious pair admit that they knew what they were pushing was completely bogus.
Corsi pimped out the vile lie through InfoWars, the nutbag site headed up by Alex Jones.
In his InfoWars posts and a series of YouTube videos, Corsi portrayed Rich as a disaffected supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who stole the emails to get revenge against the DNC and paid for it with his life. Corsi wrote that Rich had clearly been “implicated in breaches of email systems.” The young staffer was, according to Corsi, the “likely perpetrator.”Corsi’s theory helped fuel conspiracy theorists on the right who claim, without evidence, that Rich was murdered on the orders of Hillary Clinton. But emailsfrom special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia show that Corsi knew all along that Russian hackers gave the emails to WikiLeaks.
In an August 2, 2016 email, made public Tuesday in draft court papers prepared by Mueller’s office, Corsi told Stone that “hackers” were behind the WikiLeaks releases.
That would be Guccifer 2.0. Roger Stone had admitted to having contact with Guccifer, and portrayed him as a lone, Romanian hacker. In fact, U.S. intelligence determined, through a series of missteps on “his” part, that “he” was actually “they,” and “they” were several Russian intelligence agents, working from a specific base in Russia.
But Stone knew that, too.
“Time to let more than [Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta] to be exposed as in bed with enemy if they are not ready to drop HRC,” Corsi wrote. “That appears to be the game hackers are now about.”
And what’s more, Corsi has continued to push the lie. Even as recently as this past July.
I will be joining Jason Goodman on his Live Stream broadcast today SETH RICH- Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich at Tuesday press conference at 1:00PM at the HOLIDAY INN Rosslyn Key Bridge in DC — I will join Jason by SKYPE – please watch CROWDSOURCE THE TRUTH pic.twitter.com/KJ2Em3AyMh
— Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. (@jerome_corsi) July 10, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich at Tuesday press conference at 1:00PM at the HOLIDAY INN Rosslyn Key Bridge in DC https://t.co/ijhcQNNldN via Alicia Powe, The Gateway Pundit @gatewaypundit
— Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. (@jerome_corsi) July 9, 2018
He’s a sick puppy. He’s a liar. And no one should feel sorry for him that he appears to have let his habit of lying lead him into the net of federal investigators.