A fake story is spreading one the Internet that claims a man who died on a carnival ride in Oklahoma was on Trey Gowdy’s witness list.
The story has appeared on the website TheLastLineOfDefense.org and reads in part –
When tragedy struck at an Oklahoma school fair yesterday, families, friends and complete strangers alike came together to pray for the souls of the lost and their families. Now that investigators have had a chance to examine the ride that failed and the passengers on board when it happened, they aren’t so sure it was an accident at all. Oklahoma Attorney General Walt Sneed told LLOD correspondent Skip Tetheluda:
“Our forensics people have looked at the ride in question and it was definitely not a mechanical failure. Several of the bolts on a particular car were removed.
The tool marks indicate a compressed air wrench, meaning whoever did this was motivated and prepared.”
The man – identified by the article as Robert Landison – was according to the article an old intern of Hillary Clinton who was due to testify before a committee to help prosecute his former boss (Clinton.) The article heavily implies his death on a carnival ride was not an accident as first suspected, rather that he was assassinated.
The story is of course entirely fake. For one, there is no Robert Landison – and there is no record of anyone working for Clinton under that name.
But perhaps most tellingly is that the website that published the story – TheLastLineOfDefense.org – is a known fake news website. Our partner site ThatsFake.com lists TheLastLineOfDefense.org as a fake news website, and it has a history spanning over a year of publishing nonsense articles, including the claim that Obama was arrested over wiretapping allegations.
The site features a disclaimer that concedes that its article are indeed fake –
DISCLAIMER: The Resistance may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. All articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney. Pictures that represent actual people should be considered altered and not in any way real.
As such, the story is fake and should not be circulated as real.