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Samantha Putterman
By Samantha Putterman February 10, 2020

No evidence to support Paul Walker-Clinton conspiracy theory

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  • There is no evidence the car Walker died in was tampered with. The coroner reported it was traveling near 100 mph when it crashed.

  • The only connection between Walker and the Clinton Foundation is that both were involved in relief efforts in Haiti. The rest is speculation.

A recent Facebook post pushes a persistent conspiracy theory that the Clinton family murders their enemies — adding a tragic celebrity twist, again without proof.

Sometimes dubbed the "Clinton body count," these baseless claims say that investigators found the remains of missing women in steel barrels on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s property, and that Chelsea Clinton’s bodyguard was found dead in a river after telling "damaging information" about the family. (Here are some others that we have fact-checked.)

This one involves Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, who died in 2013 after the car he was riding in crashed at a speed of more than 100 mph and burst into flames. Both Walker and the driver, Roger Rodas, were pronounced dead at the scene

The Facebook post displays a black-and-white image of Walker and says: 

"Nov 30th 2013, his car hit a tree and caught fire. The video however, looks more like an explosion. He was set to come forward exposing the Clinton Foundations crimes against children in Haiti. He discovered this through his charity work."

It also shares a link to this one-minute YouTube video that appears to show footage of the crash from beyond a set of trees. 

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Outside of vague, unsourced posts, we couldn’t find any credible details that claim Walker had evidence of wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation.

The article mentions Walker’s charity work. The only connection between Walker and the Clinton Foundation is that both were involved in relief efforts in Haiti. The rest is speculation.

Walker founded the nonprofit Reach Out Worldwide after he organized a relief team to respond to the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. Reach Out’s website says that, while on the trip, Walker saw a need for skilled personnel in post-disaster situations and created the charity, which helps bring first responders to disaster areas. 

There is also no evidence that the car was tampered with. The Los Angeles coroner's office report found that the Porsche Carrera GT was traveling near 100 mph at the time it impacted a power pole and several trees. Investigators determined that the cause of the fatal collision was "unsafe speed for the roadway conditions."

Walker’s daughter, Meadow, did file a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming that the carmaker took production shortcuts that prevented her father from surviving the crash. The two parties resolved the lawsuit in 2017 and kept the terms of the settlement confidential.

As for this claim, it rates Pants on Fire!

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