Man accused of starting California wildfire promoted alt-right conspiracies | TheHill

A man who was arrested this week in connection with starting one of the massive wildfires in California has a history of promoting alt-right conspiracy theories.

Forrest Gordon Clark, who local authorities have arrested and charged with two counts of felony arson and felony threatening to terrorize, spread a series of alt-right conspiracies on his personal Facebook page.

The posts, first uncovered by Forbes’s JJ MacNab who covers anti-government extremism, include messaging about “QAnon,” a wide-ranging and vague theory that includes conspiracies such as Democrats and prominent Hollywood figures orchestrating underground pedophile rings, It also claims that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is a front for investigating 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Obama for their ties to such rings.
According to a ThinkProgress report, there has not been any evidence yet that Clark was among QAnon supporters who have increasingly been present at President Trump’s rallies.

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