In the sweaty, waning days of August, I went to a Cheesecake Factory in the Virginia suburbs to learn about a conspiracy that would rock the FBI, if true. The two men who met me for lunch, a retired CIA agent and a former National Security Council official in the Trump administration, were wearing shorts and flip-flops. Otherwise, they were all business, and utterly serious. “There’s substantial evidence that ISIS was involved in this,” the former NSC staffer told me, a few minutes after we had settled into our booth at the back of the restaurant. He was referring to the worst mass shooting in American history, which happened last year in Las Vegas when Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 800 others at an outdoor concert. According to a final report issued by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on August 3, Paddock’s motive was unclear, but he “acted alone” and had no links to “any hate group or any domestic or foreign terrorist organization.”Story Continued Below My two lunch companions believe otherwise. They belong to a small group of about a dozen members from the intelligence and special operations community pushing the theory that Paddock’s… Read full this story
- Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories
- Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories Continue To Thrive On Social Media
- Chuck E Cheese pizza: Conspiracy theory explained
- What is the crisis actor conspiracy theory?
- Twisted MH17 ringleader invented 'bloodless corpses' conspiracy theory to hide truth
- Apollo 12: 3 of the most bizarre moon landing conspiracy theories debunked
- Elon Musk Tries Out a New Conspiracy Theory
- Fox Anchor Shuts Down Notre Dame Fire Conspiracy Theory
- Republican Kinzinger Warns Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theories Are 'Endemic' in GOP
- Alex Jones ordered to pay another $715m over Sandy Hook conspiracy theories
Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory have 285 words, post on www.politico.com at November 16, 2018. This is cached page on wBlogs. If you want remove this page, please contact us.