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August 6, 2020 by SkyWatch Editor 

 The New York Times recently reported that Justin Bieber appeared to signal his 130 million followers that he had been a victim “of the child-trafficking ring known as PizzaGate. Thousands of comments were flooding in, and there was no evidence that Bieber had seen that message. But the pop star’s innocuous gesture set off a flurry of online activity, which highlighted the resurgence of one of social media’s early conspiracy theories.”[i] 

 For those who may not know what Pizzagate involves, below is an excerpt from the bestselling book Shadowland: 

 I was on The Hagmann Report with Steve Quayle a few years ago when for the first time I heard the disturbing allegations involving so-called Pizzagate, which numerous alt-right bloggers and conspiracy sites in 2016-2017 were inferring involved underage children being trafficked for use by powerful political and underworld figures connected to John Podesta (then Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman), his brother Tony, and Bill and Hillary Clinton (and it doesn’t help that the Wikileaks e-mails included one in which John Podesta mentions his close relationship with former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, who was sent to prison over sexually abusing boys and whom the judge called “a serial child molester”). Hastert himself, who was released after serving a little over a year of his sentence,[vii] may have been linked to the Wikileaks e-mails where dozens of references to “pizza” (149 e-mails) combined with other foods were viewed as a coded system for pedophiles where words like “hotdog” with “pizza” equaled a little boy, “pasta” with “pizza” meant a girl, cheese was for a “little girl” and so on. The reason a conspiracy grew up around this is partly because of Tony Podesta’s disturbing, some say occult pedophilic art collection, together with the pizza parties he often cohosted with his friend James Alefantis, a man considered to be one of the fifty most powerful people in Washington and the owner of the pizza and music restaurant named Comet Ping Pong. This restaurant is mentioned a dozen or so times in the leaked e-mails and is the dining establishment where Edgar Welch was arrested for taking an AR-15 rifle and handgun December 2016, where he later told police he was there investigating a story about Pizzagate and Hillary Clinton running a child-sex ring out of the eatery. 

Some weeks after Welch was detained, CBS46 evening anchor Ben Swann, whose popular “Truth in Media” website and “Reality Check” program had launched an investigation into the Pizzagate story, also framed the location as possibly connected with a child pornography ring being run out of DC. Swann questioned why authorities had been unwilling to conduct a full investigation into the allegations and pointed to music bands that play at Comet singing songs that joke about pedophilia and depicting artwork that matches known “boy-lover” symbols (numerous Podesta e-mails also mention “pizza” and “handkerchiefs,” which are said to be coded language for pedophiles). Swann went on to note that two doors over from Comet Ping Pong is another parlor named Besta Pizza, where their logo matched what a 2007 FBI report depicted as a unique symbol commonly used by pedophiles to express their particular preferences in children—a winding triangle that stands for “boy love.” Following Swann’s report, Besta Pizza modified its logo. A few days after his first broadcast on the subject, Swann’s Truth in Media site disappeared, as did his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. Did somebody tell him to back off, or was it simply his bosses ordering him to quit the conspiracy-themed reporting? 

On the heels of Swann abruptly abandoning the story, Alex Jones was likewise somehow pressured into publicly apologizing for promoting similar commentary involving Pizzagate. Whether he, too, had been threatened by a defamation suit or something else, he read from a prepared statement that to his knowledge, “neither Mr. Alefantis, nor his restaurant Comet Ping Pong, were involved in any human trafficking as was part of the theories about Pizzagate that were being written about in many media outlets and which we commented upon.”[viii] 

And then there was Hillary Clinton tweeting about Pizzagate when Michael Flynn was forced to resign, rubbing it in his face and reminding him how his son had once accused her of running a child-sex ring out of Comet Ping Pong. But the 2016 Inspector General’s IG report included notes written down by the former assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, Randy Coleman, involving “Crimes Against Children” that do indeed appear to connect Hillary Clinton, her Foundation, and dishonored former Congressman Anthony Weiner with unexplained events involving underage kids. 

“After obtaining Weiner’s devices, the agent processing their contents discovered ‘within hours’ over 300,000 emails, many of them involving communications between Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, and Hillary Clinton. 

 “The findings were deemed relevant to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton sending classified information using a private email server. 

 “From Coleman’s notes, the exact context of the ‘Crime Against Children’ is unclear, as well as the mention of the Clinton Foundation.”[ix] 

So regardless of denial, there could be some “there” there and one wonders why this has not been widely reported or investigated other than in the new book Shadowland and brief mention by Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity on their programs. 


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