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Moby claims to have insider information about Trump’s ties to Russia

Moby is no stranger to voicing his opinion regarding politics. The most recent example of this comes in the form of a lengthy Instagram post, in which the artist claimed to have insider information from sources in Washington supporting the rumors that Russian officials have a compromising video of President Trump “not just for being peed on by [Russian] hookers, but for much more nefarious things.”

Moby goes on to explain a grandiose conspiracy that the Russian government is involved with the Trump administration, the Right Wing establishment plans to oust The Donald, the Trump administration is preparing for war with Iran, and members of the global intelligence community “are horrified by the incompetence of the trump administration.” This all comes at the same time President Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned his post amid controversy over his relationship with a Russian ambassador. Flynn admitted to “inadvertently” providing incomplete information on the contents of his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials. However, Moby’s claims remain unsubstantiated.

Unfortunately for Moby, the claims made in an Instagram post hold no more weight than those made on Twitter speculating on voter fraud and fake news. Moby provides no sources other than the vague notion he got these from nameless friends in Washington D.C. These accusations stir the pot and get Moby’s strong support base riled up, but are more like fighting fire with fire in terms of producing lasting change in opposition to the Trump Administration’s policies.

This is not to say Moby hasn’t made serious positive contributions as an activist in recent times. In the past year, the musician has spearheaded benefit concerts for animal rights groups, launched a benefit campaign for the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, and maintained long standing support for the David Lynch Foundation. With such a track record of quality activism and community support, it is a surprise to see Moby take Trump’s own ad hominem-laden route.

View Moby’s Instagram post below:

after spending the weekend talking to friends who work in dc i can safely(well, ‘accurately’…) post the following things: 1-the russian dossier on trump is real. 100% real. he’s being blackmailed by the russian government, not just for being peed on by russian hookers, but for much more nefarious things. 2-the trump administration is in collusion with the russian government, and has been since day one. 3-the trump administration needs a war, most likely with iran. at present they are putting u.s warships off the coast of iran in the hope that iran will attack one of the ships and give the u.s a pretense for invasion. 4-there are right wing plans to get rid of trump. he’s a drain on their fundraising and their approval ratings, and the gop and koch brothers and other u.s right wing groups are planning to get rid of trump. 5-intelligence agencies around the world, and here in the u.s, are horrified by the incompetence of the trump administration, and are working to present information that will lead to high level firings and, ultimately, impeachment. i’m writing these things so that when/if these things happen there will be a public record beforehand. these are truly baffling and horrifying times, as we have an incompetent president who is essentially owned by a foreign power. -moby

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