Good Day World!
Two grieving parents took legal action against crazies who have spun a conspiracy tale over their son's tragic murder.
When more shocking revelations were coming out daily about Trump's campaign staff colluding with the Russians, Trumpies were desperate to change the conversation.
It was time for Fake News, or Faux News.
Enter the ultimate crazy, Newt Gingrich. The man with no shame to his game, has been pushing the idea that DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was shot and killed last summer in Washington, D.C., was murdered as part of a WikiLeaks-related conspiracy.
He even called for an investigation into the matter. A favorite Trumpie ploy these days.
His sources were hardly credible...Breitbart and InfoWars.
Gingrich told Fox News, "We have this very strange story of this young man who worked for the Democratic National Committee who apparently was assassinated at 4 in the morning, having given WikiLeaks something like 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments."
Rod Wheeler, a private investigator who was hired by Ed Butowsky, a Dallas financier and Fox News guest, claimed that the FBI took Rich's computer which had proof of communications with WikiLeaks.
Of course that statement was a lie, and has been debunked, by Seth Rich's parents who asked Wheeler to stop spreading the false accounts via a cease-and-desist letter.
Wheeler quickly walked back his claims, saying in an interview with CNN that he had only heard that information from a reporter at Fox News.
Speaking of Fox News...
Sean Hannity is still spreading this fake theory along with the hashtag #SethRich to his nearly 2.5 million followers despite the fact that Fox has retracted the story.
Once again Trumpies are gambling that enough people will believe their lies, and it will hinder official investigations into their leader's (and minions) connections to Russia during the elections.
There really should be a special place in hell for treasonous liars trying to subvert our democracy.
Time for me to walk on down the road...