Clinton Body Count
Clinton Body Count is a debunked conspiracy theory asserting that former U.S. President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton have assassinated fifty or more of their associates. Many parts of it have been advanced by Newsmax publisher Christopher Ruddy, among others. Such accusations have been around at least since the 1990s, when a pseudo-documentary film called The Clinton Chronicles, produced by Larry Nichols and promoted by Rev. Jerry Falwell, accused Bill Clinton of multiple crimes including murder. This conspiracy theory has been debunked by the Lakeland Ledger, the Chicago Tribune, Snopes and others, who point to detailed death records, the unusually large circle of associates that a president is likely to have, and the facts that many of the people listed had been misidentified, or were still alive. Others had no known link to the Clintons.
C. Victor Raiser II
C. Victor Raiser II was National Finance Co-Chairman for Bill Clinton. He died in a plane crash along with his son and three others on July 30, 1992, during a fishing trip. Conspiracy theorists believe the crash to been deliberately caused, yet the National Transportation Safety Board stated:
The pilot's delayed decision in reversing course and his failure to maintain airspeed during the maneuver. factors related to the accident were: mountainous terrain and a low ceiling.
Mary Mohane was a White House intern who, in the early summer of 1997, was gunned down outside a Starbucks in the Georgetown suburb of Washington, D.C. The robber entered the store and shot Mohane after she attempted to take his gun. He then shot the two other Starbucks employees and fled, afraid the cops would show up. However, conspiracy theorists believe Mohane was killed on the orders of the Clintons. Her death is similar to that of Seth Rich 19 years later.
Vincent W. Foster
Deputy White House counsel Vincent W. Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park in Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., on July 20, 1993. An autopsy determined that he was shot in the mouth, and no other wounds were found on his body. His death was ruled a suicide by five official investigations, but he remains a subject of conspiracy theories that he was actually murdered by the Clintons for knowing too much.
The unsolved 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee staff member Seth Rich prompted conspiracy theorists to speculate that Hillary Clinton arranged his death; the theory was based on a Fox News report, later retracted, that Rich had been responsible for Wikileaks' release of DNC emails during the 2016 United States presidential campaign. In fact, the DNC emails were stolen by Russian-linked hacker Guccifer 2.0. Various elements of this theory have been promoted by prominent right-wing figures including Alex Jones, Newt Gingrich, and Sean Hannity.
Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, being held on federal charges of child sex trafficking, was found dead in his cell at the high-security Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan on August 10, 2019. An official autopsy later declared it suicide by hanging. His death led to conspiracy theories being relayed on social media, particularly relating to Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump. Hours after Epstein's death, Trump retweeted claims that Epstein's death was related to Clinton, including the hashtag #ClintonBodyCount. Lynne Patton, a Trump appointee at HUD, said "Hillary'd!!" and used the hashtag #VinceFosterPartTwo in an Instagram post about Epstein's death.
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