John Podesta talks about Pizzagate in latest interview

John Podesta talks about Pizzagate in latest interview

After the release of the Podesta emails, Pizzagate went viral on social media platforms including Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and 4Chan.

Two years ago this month 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch stormed into Comet Ping Pong with a revolver and an AR-15 on a mission to save ‘the children.’ Welch fired several rounds into a locked closet full of computer gear, searching for the infamous child sex dungeon in Comet’s basement, which he never found.

No one was hurt, and Welch surrendered to the police, hands on his head, in broad daylight in the street outside of Comet. He was later sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Pizzagate still lives on, an Economist/YouGov poll found that 46 percent of Trump voters and 17 percent of Clinton voters believe Pizzagate is real.

Now after staying silent about Pizzagate, John Podesta has spoken out about it.

Sunday RollingStone released an interview with former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta titled John Podesta Is Ready to Talk About Pizzagate.

In the interview, John Podesta says the way he deals with what he called “the trolls” is to ignore them. Podesta said his wife, Mary, takes a different aproach and has a conversation with people who call their home in the middle of the night.

“She sits on the phone and talks to them, which is disconcerting actually to most of the people who are calling just to leave a nasty message on your voicemail,” Podesta says. “When somebody actually engages them and says, ‘Why are you doing this?’ they fold pretty quickly. But she has more patience for that than I do.”

 Podesta told Rolling Stone that he learned about it the old-fashioned way: ‘from the news.’ Podesta claims he wasn’t overly concerned about his emails getting released: their contents, he now says, were “relatively much ado about nothing.”

The former Clinton campaign chairman, considered suing the conspiracy theorists, such as InfoWars founder Alex Jones, but he said silence was the better route, he told Rolling Stone.

“If I really spent my life trying to figure out what those people were saying, it would drive me nuts,” he said. “The only rational reaction to that is to deal with it when there’s something serious and right in front of you, but for the most part to try to ignore it.”

Podesta says that the events of the past two years have left him less inclined to speak out. “You’re conscious about the notion that you are going to trigger a crazy response,” he says. “Sometimes you feel compelled to do it anyway. And I don’t do it for fun. I do it when I think something’s serious enough that I need to say something. And now I’m just a little bit more guarded it, and guarded about what appearances I accept.”

In the interview with RollingStone, Podesta also makes the claim that President Trump is fuelling Pizzagate.

“It’s painful and crazy,” Podesta said. “I’m pretty grizzled. One big difference is you’ve got somebody sitting in the Oval Office stoking the conspiracy. That’s pretty different than what I’ve experienced in my years in politics.”

However, there is no indication or evidence that Trump has done so.

Report by Jane Mitchell for MilneNews.com

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