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That impeachment hearing protester was actually an InfoWars reporter and Pizzagate conspiracy theorist

That impeachment hearing protester was actually an InfoWars reporter and Pizzagate conspiracy theoristIt took a few weeks, but the impeachment hearings finally saw their first protester.House Judiciary Committee Chair Jarrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) had just gaveled a hearing on the findings of the Intelligence Committee's impeachment investigation into order when a protester silenced his opening statement. "Jerry Nadler and the Democrat party are committing treason in this country," the protester alleged, going on to claim that "Trump is innocent!" as he was pulled out of the room.> NEW: Pro-Trump protester disrupts impeachment hearing, is escorted out by Capitol Police: pic.twitter.com/vuEFv7BVHB> > — Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 9, 2019The protester's shouts to Nadler about how "Americans are sick of your impeachment scam!" was especially ironic given that he turned out to be Owen Shroyer, a known conspiracy theorist. Shroyer works for the right-wing program InfoWars, and is known for pushing the Pizzagate conspiracy that led a man to open fire in a Washington, D.C. pizzeria because he thought it was the center of a child sex ring run by associates of Hillary Clinton — a very false allegation that one might call a "scam."More stories from theweek.com Trump's pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.'s false gospel of memes



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Trump mocks FBI's Lisa Page, again citing debunked text-message conspiracy

Trump mocks FBI's Lisa Page, again citing debunked text-message conspiracyThe president lashed out yet again at former FBI lawyer Lisa Page after she granted an interview to the Daily Beast.



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Jeffrey Epstein death memes and conspiracy theories are everywhere. This is why they're so popular.

Jeffrey Epstein death memes and conspiracy theories are everywhere. This is why they're so popular.The theory that Jeffrey Epstein was murdered is widespread and pervasive. Its popularity illustrates our growing distrust in public institutions.



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Anomalies in Trump situation room photo spark online conspiracy theories it was staged

Anomalies in Trump situation room photo spark online conspiracy theories it was stagedIn 2011, 10 years after the terrorist attacks in New York which destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, the architect of the hijackings, Osama bin Laden, was killed by US special forces in a raid in Pakistan.The US Navy Seals carrying out the raid relayed live footage to the White House, and a photograph of president Barack Obama alongside his national security team witnessing the operation was used on the front pages of newspapers around the world.



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Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: The 'server' Trump keeps looking for will never be found, because it doesn't exist

Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: The 'server' Trump keeps looking for will never be found, because it doesn't existPresident Trump's insistence that there is a missing DNC server despite all evidence to the contrary could lead to his impeachment.



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White House confirms it tied Ukraine aid to help in pursuing conspiracy theory on DNC hack

White House confirms it tied Ukraine aid to help in pursuing conspiracy theory on DNC hackActing White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that the president withheld military aid from Ukraine because he wanted the country to look for a computer server belonging to the Democratic National Committee.



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Trump repeats debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory in Oval Office

Trump repeats debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory in Oval OfficePresident Trump on Wednesday sought to advance the Ukraine conspiracy theory that his aides had warned him repeatedly was “completely debunked.”



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Trump's latest conspiracy theory is that the Kurds released ISIS prisoners to pull the US back into Syria

Trump's latest conspiracy theory is that the Kurds released ISIS prisoners to pull the US back into SyriaThe Kurds bore the brunt of the US-led campaign against ISIS, and Trump is now suggesting without evidence that they released ISIS prisoners.



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GOP Rep. Invokes Insane ‘CrowdStrike Server’ Conspiracy to Justify Trump’s Ukraine Call

GOP Rep. Invokes Insane ‘CrowdStrike Server’ Conspiracy to Justify Trump’s Ukraine CallAppearing Friday morning on CNN, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) invoked a long-debunked conspiracy theory at the center of the Ukraine scandal and the House’s impeachment inquiry, defending the president’s now-infamous July call to the Ukrainian president as simply trying to get to the bottom of the “CrowdStrike server.”With polls showing a majority of Americans support impeachment following allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, CNN host Jim Sciutto asked Waltz whether a U.S. president should seek election assistance from a foreign country. “Look, I am not comfortable if there is a clear-cut quid pro quo, then, yeah that makes me very uncomfortable and we should take a hard look at that,” Waltz replied before claiming the call transcript does not show that.Waltz went on to call for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to immediately hold an “up or down” vote on impeachment, saying if Trump’s actions are impeachable then they shouldn’t mind voting on it now. This then prompted him to address Trump publicly urging China to also look into Biden before taking a conspiratorial detour.“I don’t like asking China, who is an adversary, let me be clear there,” Waltz declared. “But I do think you can interpret that, and I do, as looking into corruption and looking backwards at 2016 at the CrowdStrike server.”Sciutto, meanwhile, did not push back on or address Waltz’s claims.The Florida lawmaker was referencing the insane conspiracy that claims the Russian government wasn’t responsible for hacking the DNC server and John Podesta’s emails during the 2016 election. Instead, the theory goes, CrowdStrike—which investigated the breach in 2016—framed Russia because its co-founder is Ukrainian. (He’s not, by the way.) Proponents of the theory also allege that the DNC server is actually somewhere in Ukraine, with Trumpworld believing this is where Hillary Clinton’s missing emails can also be found.Besides bringing up Biden during his call with the Ukrainian president, Trump, according to the memo of the call, also said, “I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say CrowdStrike. I guess you have one of your wealthy people. The server, they say Ukraine has it.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Chuck Todd rips GOP senator for responding to Trump-Ukraine question with 'Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff'

Chuck Todd rips GOP senator for responding to Trump-Ukraine question with 'Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff'Chuck Todd slammed Republican Sen. Ron Johnson for bringing up “Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff” on “Meet the Press” Sunday when Johnson failed to answer a question about President Trump.



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