Rumours are circulating the Internet that claim Jesus Campos, the security guard from the Mandalay Bay, was on the Clinton Foundation payroll.
The rumours seem to link back to an article originally posted on the website FreedumJunkshun.com that claims Campos was providing security services as the Las Vegas office for the Clinton Foundation, but resigned shortly before the attacks.
The article reads in part –
Something fishy is going on. The unarmed security guard who allegedly distracted Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, sustaining a wound to his leg, has completely disappeared. Gone. Vanished.
Ever since a lone gunman somehow managed to shoot more than 500 people, the media has been gushing over Jesus Campos, but now even police have no idea where he is. The Chicago Tribune reports:
Until last month, Campos worked a second job at the Clinton Foundation’s Las Vegas office where he had been providing security services for more than five years.
He resigned suddenly just before the attacks.
However the story is fake, and comes courtesy of a popular fake news website, FreedumJunkshun.com, that even has a disclaimer stating its stories should be taken with more than just a pinch of salt…
Here we gather a boatload of bullhonkey, works of pure satirical fiction, to give the fist-shakers of the world a reason to hate. Reality is often in the eye of the beholder. You won’t find any of it here.
As such, the stories it publishes, especially ones where it provides no evidence to their veracity, should not be circulated as true. Additionally the claim that Jesus Campos has simply vanished is also untrue, despite being propagated by a number of mainstream media outlets. While Campos had originally cancelled a number of interviews, he is – at the time of writing –due to appear on show Ellen.
Tomorrow, the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter are here – security guard Jesus Campos and building engineer Stephen Schuck. pic.twitter.com/dDmjzN6xBx
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 18, 2017
A whole host of silly conspiracy theories and fake news articles have been spreading online in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, many focusing on the security guard. We go into more detail about them in our post here.