Fox's Newt Gingrich peddles disgraceful conspiracy theory that Seth Rich was "assassinated"

Fox's Newt Gingrich peddles disgraceful conspiracy theory that Seth Rich was "assassinated"

Gingrich: "It turns out it wasn't the Russians, it was this young guy who, I suspect, was disgusted by the corruption of the Democratic National Committee"

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From the May 21 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Sunday:

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CLAYTON MORRIS (CO-HOST): We had a guest on our show earlier today who said, maybe because of all this confusion that you talked about, supporters are confused, they don't know what to believe, sources coming out of this, is it true, is it not, are people actually leaving this White House? Is there confusion that this Robert Mueller investigation will, in fact, finally shed some light on do you buy that argument? 

NEWT GINGRICH: I don't know, look, I think it depends in part on how Mueller defines his investigation. People talk about was there interference from Russia? Well, does that mean they're going to look at the $500,000 paid to Bill Clinton? Does that mean they're going to look at the uranium deal? They gave Russia 20 percent of the uranium while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. I mean, let's go down the list here. 

At the same time, we have this very strange story now, this young man who worked for the Democratic National Committee who apparently was assassinated at 4 in the morning, having given WikiLeaks something like 23,000 -- I'm sorry, 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments, nobody's investigating that. And what does that tell you about what was going on? Because, it turns out it wasn't the Russians, it was this young guy who, I suspect, was disgusted by the corruption of the Democratic National Committee. He's been killed, and apparently nothing serious has been done to investigate his murder. So, I'd like to see how Mueller is going to define what his assignment is, and if it's only narrowly Trump, the country will not learn what it needs to learn about foreign involvement in American politics.

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Previously:

Sean Hannity, Seth Rich, And Fox News’ Ghoulish Attempt To Salvage Trump's Presidency

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