Trump official who promoted fringe conspiracy theories now senior adviser at State Department

Source: CNN | November 27, 2019 | Kate Sullivan and Andrew Kaczynski

(CNN) – A former naval intelligence officer and conservative talk radio host who promoted fringe conspiracy theories in radio appearances is now a senior adviser at the State Department Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance.

A State Department Twitter account referred to Frank Wuco as an “AVC Senior Advisor” in a November 22 tweet about a trip to Romania’s Ministry of National Defense.

A CNN KFile review in December 2017, when Wuco was a White House senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security, found he had repeatedly promoted several far-right conspiracy theories in radio appearances. Among the conspiracy theories Wuco pushed were claims that former President Barack Obama’s memoir was ghostwritten by former anti-Vietnam War radical Bill Ayers, that former CIA director John Brennan had converted to Islam and that Attorney General Eric Holder had been a member of the Black Panthers.


You must be logged in to reply to this topic.