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Event.png "“Conspiracy theory”,  Fake news"
Pizzagate (Modified limited hangout,  VIPedophile)  ISGPRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
LocationComet Ping Pong
ParticipantsHillary Clinton, John Podesta, James Alefantis, Tony Podesta
Interest ofLiz Crokin, Ben Swann
DescriptionImportant conspiracy in the US/2016 Presidential election campaign.

"Pizzagate" as a term emerged with the release of John Podesta's e-mails by Wikileaks,[1][2][3] which contained some unusual references to pizza, among other things.[4][5][6][7] When the discussion reached a wider audience a number of aspects of human and child trafficking started to be discussed, like the Laura Silsby case. Pizzagate also focused on James Alefantis (owner of Comet Ping Pong) and his connection to leaders of the Democratic Party.[8]

The commercially-controlled media focused in it's reporting on claims that may have been made, but left those aspects that were worth to be investigated and/or even reported about totally on the side.

A shooting at the restaurant a month after the election put Pizzagate in the headlines.[9][10]

Official narrative

Wikipedia terms Pizzagate a "discredited and disproven" conspiracy theory that came to prominence during the 2016 United States presidential election.[11]

The theory was then "debunked" by Snopes[12] and the Washington, D.C. police said there is nothing to it.[13] ISGP painted the story as "disinformation" by hinting most pushers of the story were linked to the leaders of official opposition narrative-stories such as Alex Jones.[14]

Wikipedia writes: "In March 2016, the personal email account of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chair, was hacked in a spear-phishing attack. WikiLeaks published his emails in November In 2016, proponents of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory falsely claimed the emails contained coded messages that connected several high-ranking Democratic Party officials and U.S. restaurants with an alleged human trafficking and child sex ring. One of the establishments allegedly involved was the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C".[15]


On December 4, 2016, Edgar Maddison Welch, fired three shots from an AR-15 at Comet Ping Pong. He surrendered after officers surrounded the restaurant and told police that he had planned to "self-investigate". No one was injured, Welch sentenced to four years in prison. Some think the shooting was a staged attempt to discredit public discussion, Welch himself worked as an actor before.[16]


After the shootout, James Alefantis was invited to the Megan Kelly show mid December 2016,[17][18] after which the commercially-controlled media at large started to speak of a "debunked conspiracy".


ISGP, a go-to source for deep politics, claimed the story to have little proof, calling the investigation "silly", pointing to that individuals such as Tony Podesta and Anthony Weiner already had a quite nefarious reputation for liking underage children. Most media pushing the story was linked to several previous disinformation campaigns. Noticeably, ISGP disproved the code language in Podesta's emails, where food items such as "pizza" and "hot dog" allegedly had a secret meaning.

However, the thorough ISGP article found a number of other truly bizarre connections that were not as easily dismissed. Joël van der Reijden pointed to some individuals such Marina Abramovic, Dennis Hastert and Christopher Kloman as particularly suspicious.[19]

Most research in the US media didn't focus on them after Donald Trump won the US 2016 Election.

People and organisations accused of involvement

The Finders

The general narrative of Pizzagate, especially around localities in Washington DC, has reminded some commentators of the Finders cult (which was also based in Washington DC).


Earth-Shattering Facts That Would Turn Washington Upside Down
Pizzagate:Disinfo,Truth,New Dutroux,X-Dossiers ties Long analysis of the event by Institute for the Study of Globalisation and Covert Politics


Related Quotation

Ben Swann“The story itself was vetted at a higher degree than any other story in the five years that I was working with them, was vetted higher than any other story. Because I chose to self-vet it through the highest levels of editorial control at our station. Which I didn't have to do and I chose to do that because of the sensitivity of the subject matter we were talking about. And so it ran through the highest levels of journalists at that entity, all the way up through news managers, who have had 30-40 years in the business, were looking at it. And when they came back and said was 'yeah this is solid, it's totally solid'. [...] And one thing that I forgot is, there was so much that we couldn't say, so much that we intentionally left out because it was so wild, we couldn't put some of it on TV.”Ben Swann30 January 2023


Known Participants

All 4 of the participants already have pages here:

James AlefantisControversial owner of Comet Ping Pong.
Hillary Clinton“Too big to jail”
John Podesta
Tony Podesta
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  4. "The realtor found a handkerchief (I think it has a map that seems pizza-related. Is it yorus? They can send it if you want. I know you’re busy, so feel free not to respond if it’s not yours or you don’t want it." -
  5. "Ps. Do you think I’ll do better playing dominos on cheese than on pasta?" -
  6. "And I thought I’d share a couple more notes: We plan to heat the pool, so a swim is a possibility. Bonnie will be Uber Service to transport Ruby, Emerson, and Maeve Luzzatto (11, 9, and almost 7) so you’ll have some further entertainment, and they will be in that pool for sure." -
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