FBI Uncovering Evidence that 62 Million Donald Trump Voters Are ‘Russian Agents’ Is Political Satire
By Erica Abbott
Reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered evidence that all 62 million people who voted for President Donald Trump are “Russian agents” are false. The FBI discovered no such evidence that everyone who voted for Trump turned out to be affiliated with Russia.
According to Snopes, the fake claim originated on the Daily Stormer, a white supremacist news website. The article claimed that anonymous sources from the FBI told the New York Times that everyone who voted for Trump was taking direct orders from the Kremlin or being ruled by “Russian space-beam mind control.” It purported:
Anonymous sources within the FBI have revealed to The Times that they have new evidence indicating that everyone who voted for Donald Trump is an agent of the FSB (formerly the KGB). An unknown portion of these voters may have had their minds controlled by a Russian space-beam, agents close to the investigation say.
The allegation that 62 million Americans appear to be employed by Russian intelligence services has rocked the Bureau, and it is reported that multiple agents have taken their own lives, given that realizing just how deep this Russian hacking conspiracy runs blew their minds – literally.
[…] It may also be that not every voter is a direct agent of the FSB (formerly the KGB), and some may have been under the control of a mind control beam in space.
There is no truth to the claims in the article. While nearly 63 million people did vote for Trump, there is no evidence that suggests that these voters were actually “Russian agents.” The article appears to take aim at the ongoing Trump-Russia scandal. After former FBI Director James Comey was fired last week, several members of Congress called for an independent investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Social Media Shares Fake Story about FBI Uncovering Evidence on Trump Voters
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— DeplorableinDCMetro (@shipwreck_10304) May 15, 2017
Yuge if truehttps://t.co/hiW6mz1UpJ
— Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin) May 15, 2017
lollll bunch of idiots.Breaking: FBI Uncovers Evidence That 62 Million Trump Voters are All Russian Agents – https://t.co/VNo1Uey0CS
— Deplorable Gale (@gyhazeleyes) May 15, 2017
— Steve #MAGA (@lcac31) April 2, 2017
— Deplorable Texasgal (@DTexasgal) May 18, 2017
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