In late June 2016, thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic Party, alleging fraud and collusion with the Clinton campaign. Shawn Lucas, a process server, visited the DNC’s Washington-based headquarters in early July to serve those papers to Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Lucas made a “You Got Served” YouTube video that soon went viral, weeks before the start of the DNC national convention and the Wikileaks document release proving the DNC was conspiring against the Sanders campaign.
In early August 2016, Shawn Lucas was found dead on his bathroom floor, according to Snopes, who contacted Lucas’ employer to confirm the death. The understandably shaken employer spokesperson did in fact confirm Lucas died on August 2, but that the cause of death had not yet been determined, pending conclusion of the autopsy. Lucas’ girlfriend reportedly found him when she returned home on August 2, and called paramedics who pronounced Lucas dead.
Less than one month prior to Lucas’ death, another Democratic staffer named Seth Conrad Rich was shot and killed on July 10 in Washington, DC. What is unusual about the murder is that the killer(s) left the 27-year-old Rich’s wallet, watch, and phone behind, appearing to have taken nothing of value. On the morning he was murdered, Rich was allegedly on his way to an FBI meeting to speak to special agents about an ongoing court case that possibly involved the Clinton family, but some reports like Snopes have stated this claim to be false. Snopes also reports that there had been several shootings in the same area where Rich was shot.
But wait, there’s more. Three weeks before that, on June 22, former United Nations official John Ashe died after he accidentally crushed his own throat while exercising. The death was first reported to be a heart attack, but later reported as a weightlifting accident. Ashe was allegedly scheduled to testify against the Clintons and the DNC the next week. Ashe apparently was supposed to testify in court with Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng, who reportedly funneled more than $1 billion to Ashe during his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly. Seng is also reported to have funneled several hundred thousand dollars to the DNC during Bill Clinton’s presidency.
The latest trio of suspicious deaths adds to a long-standing “body bag” conspiracy theory that has surrounded the Clintons for more than 20 years. Radio host Linda Thompson compiled a list of over 30 Clinton associates and acquaintances who died under odd circumstances.
Respected news outlets have run their own investigations of some of the claims, finding nothing to corroborate the Thompson’s claims. Yet the conspiracy still circulates today, and likely has gained ground now that Hillary Clinton is making a bid for the White House.
Here are a few of the names from that list:
The Clintons were involved in the Whitewater Arkansas land deal scandal, and partner James McDougal, who had a pre-existing cardiac condition, apparently died of a heart attack while serving federal prison time in Ft. Worth. McDougal was in solitary confinement at the time, and was also a key witness in the ongoing 1998 investigation. A subsequent investigation of his death determined no foul play.
Former White House intern Mary Mohane was gunned down in a coffee shop, but was not robbed. Mohane was allegedly about to testify against Bill Clinton regarding a sexual harassment.
Vincent Foster served as a White House Counsel, and Hillary business partner who had significant inside knowledge of Clinton finances. Foster was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide. Foster had contacted his doctor the day before about depression. A suicide note was never found, but a draft resignation letter was.
Clinton fundraiser Ed Willey was found in the Virginia woods with a gunshot wound to the head, and his death was ruled a suicide. Willey was a lawyer and former state senator, and his wife Kathleen volunteered in the White House Social Office. Ed Willey was in debt, hounded by the IRS, and had stolen client money. He left a suicide note. Interestingly, Kathleen had approached Bill Clinton looking for a paying job to help her family in its financial crisis and found herself fighting off Clinton’s sexual advances. Willey later testified in the Paula Jones’ sexual harassment suit that led to Clinton’s impeachment, but Willey never claimed that Clinton had any involvement in her husband’s death.
Granted, the Clintons know many people, but ask yourself…how many people do you know in the last ten years who have committed suicide, suffered a heart attack, or died in a plane crash? Conspiracy or not, the Clintons do seem to have an unusually high number of friends who have died.