Crackpots say Obama plans to fake assassination attempt8/1/2012
With the birthers on momentary pause, there's a new conspiracy theory circulating that President Obama is plotting to stage a fake assassination attempt to disrupt November's election. The Huffington Post reports the rumor began on CanadaFreePress.com and gained steam yesterday when Tennessee state legislator Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) emailed his constituents, theorizing that Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are looking for a pretense to impose martial law. After public outcry, Keisling issued an apology today saying he forwarded mail that "should not have been sent out." He added, "I regret the error and pledge to be more cautious regarding the information distributed from my office in the future." [Source]
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