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- The claim comes from a website that has a history of publishing false content.
A fantastical story recently appeared on a website familiar to the fact-checkers of PolitiFact.
Real Raw News has published several stories that we’ve previously debunked, including about former President Donald Trump indicting Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a foiled Trump assassination, and Navy SEALs arresting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
It’s latest dispatch about Clinton claims that she was hanged on April 26 at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to the story, it was the culmination of an operation that started the night the SEALs arrested her.
"After a five-day tribunal at the world’s most infamous detention center, a three-officer panel found Clinton guilty of murder, accessory to murder, treason, child trafficking, and other high crimes," the story says.
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News of Clinton’s arrest, let alone killing, would be widely covered by the media. No such reports exist, nor credible evidence to support the idea that Clinton was hanged. The information in this blog post is completely baseless.
The previous week, publishers Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s Press announced Clinton would co-author a thriller with her friend titled "State of Terror."
Like that forthcoming novel, this blog post is a work of fiction.
We rate it Pants on Fire!
Blog post, April 26, 2021
Hillary Clinton tweet, April 27, 2021
You and Me Both, "Paradigm shift," April 27, 2021
ABC News, Hillary Clinton to co-author new thriller, ‘State of Terror,’ April 22, 2021
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