4chan rep tells Savage his site is source of fake Trump story...
A caller to Michael Savage’s radio show Thursday afternoon claiming to represent the Internet forum 4chan insisted his site was the origin of the fictional salacious story about Donald Trump reported by BuzzFeed.
Despite widespread rebuttals to 4chan’s claim, the caller, “John,” maintained that the “golden showers” Ritz-Carlton scene in the 35-page dossier allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer was “fan-fiction” concocted by a 4Chan member on Nov. 1 in an attempt, ultimately, to discredit the left.
“We expected some garbage outfit like BuzzFeed to pick it up, or maybe the New York Times. We didn’t expect government entities to take interest in our fan-fiction,” John told Savage.
Critics argue 4chan has offered no proof and point out the Trump story was circulating long before Nov. 1.
4chan’s claim is that the phony story was sent to veteran Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a supporter of the presidential campaign of former CIA officer Evan McMullin, who then put it in the hands of the CIA.
The Nov. 1 post on 4chan said: “So they took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it. They still believe it. Guys, they’re truly [expletive] desperate — there’s no remaining Trump scandal that’s credible.”
Wilson has vehemently denied the 4chan claim, both on Twitter and Medium.
“If you believe the Russian/4chan spin that this information came from them, you can’t use a calendar, or common sense. This information on Trump’s various personal and business dealings in Russia was being pursued by major campaigns and by major media to my knowledge as early as late July of 2015, and the ‘Ritz Carlton’ information was out in the summer of 2016,” he said in a Medium post.
“The allegations I ‘took the memo to the CIA’ (or caused others to do the same) are utterly, entirely, and profoundly false and risible.”
Mother Jones published a story Oct. 31, the day before the anonymous post on 4chan, reporting the information had been given to the FBI. The New York Times reported details about the memos began circulating in the fall.