New Conspiracy Theory, ‘ZAnon,’ Claims Trump is Actually Investigating Mueller

Mueller cornered?

Thousands of supporters of President Trump say the investigation of Russia-Trump collusion by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is actually a sophisticated cover-up for a secret investigation into a global conspiracy led by Mueller to make people believe Trump never released his taxes, went bankrupt in the 1990s, and appeared on TV saying he thinks his daughter Ivanka is a piece of ass that he’d like to date.

The theory has been circulating on what’s known as the dark web for months but has only recently come to light now that Mueller’s team is prosecuting former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Never-Trumper plot?

“The idea that Trump is actually the one doing the investigating and not Mueller is not new but it’s only now coming to light outside of certain dark corners of the Internet,” says CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.

Under the theory, which supporters call ZAnon because its original author has identified himself only as “Z,” anti-Trump Republicans like sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), former FBI director James Comey, and former Republican operative Steve Schmidt, hired Mueller to make people believe, against all evidence, that Trump has never released his taxes. Mueller is also tasked with making people believe Trump has filed bankruptcy several times even though he never has. And Mueller is also trying to make people believe they saw Trump on TV say he wanted to date his daughter, which of course he never did.

The infamous “Z?”

Hunter Fleem, a retired electrician in Emmitsburg, Ohio, 20 miles south of Columbus, says he’s seen hundreds of pages of documents that leave no doubt that Trump in fact released his taxes to the public, in 2016.

“It’s a complete whitewash,” says Fleem, who says he spends most of his days and nights on the Internet now that he’s retired. “Ive seen the actual documents which show Trump’s taxes being looked at by The New York Times, CBS—you name it. The idea that Trump refused to release his taxes is the biggest lie, the biggest scam, that’s ever hit this country.”

Mueller the “investigator?”

Fleem blames “Never-Trumpers, liberals, Antifa, and global socialists” for trying to make people believe the public has never seen Trump’s taxes, which he says is laughable. “I’ve seen them with my own eyes,” he says. “They’re all on Z’s website. They got the IRS logos, the numbers, the Schedule As and the Forms 8629 and the whatevers. How much more proof do you need?”

Annette Barnes, a third grade teacher in Lansing County in Minnesota, says Trump never said on TV he would probably date Ivanka if she wasn’t his daughter. “That’s the biggest lie the fake news media have perpetrated on the American people,” says Barnes. “They say he said it right on TV. Well, I’ve seen proof that he never said it on TV. They only want you to believe you saw it on TV, when in fact you haven’t.”

Acosta said he’s talked to ZAnon supporters who claim the bankruptcies Trump filed in the 1990s were phony legal actions to make people believe he’s not a successful businessman. “People actually believe the legal filings are hoaxes,” he said on CNN this morning.

ZAnon supporters say they’re prepared for violence to spread as Trump and his investigative team gets closer to uncovering the truth about Mueller. “We just don’t know how Mueller will react if his cover’s blown,” says Anna Morrison, a store clerk in Albany, Pa. “He could be like a cornered animal. Hopefully he’ll go to jail quietly, but you have to be prepared for him to lash out at Trump. I hear he’s not very stable, Mueller. You can see it in his behavior. He’s kind of crazy.”

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