White House pushed for fake news story about Seth Rich's death to distract from Russia, claims new lawsuit

White House pushed for fake news story about Seth Rich's death to distract from Russia, claims new lawsuitA wealthy Trump supporter and a Fox News producer conspired to run a fake story about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer while the White House looked on, a lawsuit has alleged. Rod Wheeler, the detective cited in Fox News’ controversial story about the fatal shooting of DNC staffer Seth Rich, has filed suit against the company for allegedly fabricating his quotes and pressuring him to push a false narrative. “According to the complaint … Fox News was working with the Trump administration to disseminate fake news in order to distract the public from Russia’s alleged attempts to influence our country’s presidential election,” Mr Wheeler’s attorney, Douglas Wigdor, said in a statement.



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