The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory

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An investigation by Yahoo! News has found that Russian intelligence agents planted the story that DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed by assassins hired by Hillary Clinton.

The investigation found that Russia’s intelligence agency circulated a fake bulletin.

Although police investigations found Rich’s death was likely the result of a botched robbery and unconnected to Clinton, the story continued to gain traction amongst Donald Trump and his followers.

Fox’s cable channel that airs “Hannity” also frequently discussed the story.

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