What Is PizzaGate?

Evidence Suggests Washington Elite Involved In Global Child Sex Slave Ring

PizzaGate is a reference to a recent conspiracy theory striking Washington elites, particular Hillary Clinton and the Podesta brothers. There is evidence suggesting that the failed Democratic presidential candidate and many amongst her inner circle are embroiled in a child sex scandal centered on a Washington pizzeria.

The Skeptics

Clinton was a lightning rod for conspiracies during the 2016 election, with stories claiming she engineered election fraud in the Democratic primary and was part of a plot to murder young DNC staffer Seth Rich. The allegations, put most simply, are that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager John Podesta are part of a pedophile ring that operates out of a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place called Comet Ping Pong. The story gets more twisted from there, with claims that the network of pedophiles extends across the political spectrum in Washington and allegations that the Clinton Foundation was involved as well.

In a 4,770-word summary of the PizzaGate allegations posted on Reddit, user DumbScribblyUnctious explained how Comet Ping Pong appeared to be the epicenter of the underground ring. "While initially not the central focus of the investigation at the onset, Comet Ping Pong is a much more overt and much more disturbing hub of coincidences," the post claimed. "Everyone associated with the business is making semi-overt, semi-tongue-in-cheek, and semi-sarcastic inferences towards sex with minors. The artists that work for and with the business also generate nothing but cultish imagery of disembodiment, blood, beheadings, sex, and of course pizza." While the mainstream media claims that the evidence supporting the claims appears to fall apart at a closer inspection, we are discovering quite the opposite.

Many of the allegations are based around emails from John Podesta spilled to the internet from the document-sharing site WikiLeaks, which was accused of launching a politically motivated campaign to derail Hillary Clinton. Some internet users seized on references that Podesta made to pizza throughout his emails. Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis told Washington City Paper that there's a logical and ultimately simple explanation for this - John Podesta, like many people in the busy world of politics, just likes pizza. "Late this week, Trump supporters on 4chan and Reddit began to focus on 'Pizzagate'- innocuous connections between Podesta and emails mentioning pizza that they claimed were far more sinister than they initially appeared. "Why, they wondered, did Podesta have a handkerchief with a "pizza-related" map on it? And why did Podesta get so many emails about eating pizza?"The answer to any reasonable person would be that Podesta eats pizza sometimes.

Indeed, Alefantis says, 'pizza's always a big thing in politics.'" The fact-checking website PolitiFact dug into the allegations that Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation were involved in a child sex trafficking ring in early November. Though the story was just taking a turn into PizzaGate at this time, the site found that evidence for such a nefarious plan was non-existent and appeared to be based largely on stories from hyper-partisan political blogs with loose or no connection to reality. "'Breaking: FBI confirms evidence of huge underground Clinton sex network,' the Conservative Daily Post said on Nov. 1. "A source from the FBI has indicated... that a massive child trafficking and pedophile sex ring operates in Washington, D.C.,' the website reports, saying 'there are at least six members of Congress and several leaders from federal agencies that partake in the pedophile ring, which they say was run directly with the Clinton Foundation as a front.' "No sources are named. No documents are cited." PolitiFact concluded that the story connecting Hillary Clinton to a child sex trafficking ring was "Pants on Fire" false. "We could find no evidence that such a network exists; there is definitely no evidence that the FBI has confirmed it."

"The blog post seems to be relying on an anonymous claim put up on an internet message board," the site noted. In fact, many of the threads being cited as evidence for PizzaGate trace back to sources with a history of publishing fabricated stories or outlandish conspiracy theories. One of the earliest stories claiming that a "political pedophile sex ring" was exposed came from GodLikeProductions, a popular forum where conspiracy theorists discuss things like alien abduction or the Illuminati. Other evidence comes from the internet site 4chan, an anonymous forum that has cooked up some of the most famous internet hoaxes. It was there that someone claiming to be an FBI agent "confirmed" that the seedy plot existed.

PizzaGate has gained skeptics even among conspiracy theorist communities. On Reddit's conspiracy subreddit, many pointed out the absurdity of taking information from 4chan - a site famous for trolling - as fact. "I stopped at 'who posted on 4chan.' To people who believe this: what is your skepticism and discernment telling you?" one user wrote. As PizzaGate starts to move from the conspiracy theorist fringes of the internet and more into the mainstream, there have been real-life consequences for some of those involved.

Washington City Paper reported that Comet Ping Pong has come under attack online, with many people flooding Yelp and the pizzeria's Facebook page with negative reviews. Alefantis said he has received threatening messages on Facebook and that some of his neighbors are now being targeted. "Apparently there are networks of satanic tunnels built under the entire block. Across the street is an office that contains an NGO that works to save Haitian orphans, so they're implicated," he said, adding that PizzaGate is the construct of "conspiracy theorist, white nationalists made up largely of racists, homophobic individuals who loosely tie together theories and do not attempt to find the truth, and when they do find truth that dispels their theories, they ignore it." But despite the denials and the evidence debunking PizzaGate, it appears the conspiracy theory connecting Hillary Clinton to an underground pedophile ring is actually gaining steam.

The #PizzaGate hash-tag has started trending on Twitter and has been picked up by some Turkish news outlets, for some reason.

The Evidence

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The most damning evidence that we have so far comes from John Pedesta's leaked emails, many of which contain words that according to the FBI, are confirmed pedophile code-speak:

“hotdog” = boy
“pizza” = girl
“cheese” = little girl
“pasta” = little boy
“ice cream” = male prostitute
“walnut” = person of colour
“map” = semen
“sauce” = orgy

Here are a couple of the emails that raise questions:

Hi John, 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.

Susaner From: Kathryn Tate [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:04 AM
To: Sandler, Susan
Cc: Sandler, Herbert
Subject: You left something at the Field house

Susan & Herb I just came from checking the Field house and I have a square cloth handkerchief (white w/ black) that was left on the kitchen island. Happy to send it via the mail if you let me know where I should send it. I also meant to inquire yesterday about the pillows you purchased. I can send them as well, if you let me know where they are in the house. Safe travels to all Kate

This email is particularity interesting:

Subject: Don't Let My Players See It


That handkerchief is my sketch for Level 5 of Castle Eisendorf. Brock's rogue is trapped in a water-chamber and Hillary's sorcerer is almost out of spells and HP! They're going to face a Glabrezu with 180 HP--I rolled!) and I doubt Mook's Paladin is up for it but if he can get back together with Sid's fucking munchkin'd Dragonborn Barbarian. High drama--Can't wait!

I've got a bunch of new WhizKids figurines that I've custom moded. Reapers. Red Skeletons. And Pit Fiends. Gonna have the room lit with sandalwood scented candles and a couple of vintage Lava-Simplex Lava Lamps for atmosphere!

So I don't need the map, I've got a scan of it--but make sure the others don't get a look. I know Mook especially plays for any advantage he can get. Haha! I want to see them squirm!

Oh, and don't worry about the pizza. I think we're ordering Chinese tonight.

John "Killer DM" Pod

Yet Another Creepy email

Last night was fun
From:[email protected]
To: [email protected], [email protected]
Date: 2014-01-31 19:17
Subject: Last night was fun

Still in torture chamber
Another question. Do you two wanna have feb 14 valentines day dinner

Sent from my iPad

Closing Notes

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Anonymous is working with these allegations to discover whether or not there is any hard evidence to support them. If we discover that this theory holds water, than we will forward the information we have uncovered to the FBI. Right now, there are too many leads to follow up on for us to give you a definitive answer. However, based on the information we have analyzed thus far, it does appear these allegations are not entirely false. If you would like to help with the investigation of pizza gate join us on IRC #opPizza

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