$375,000 Deposited to Khan Law Account from Clinton Foundation-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
Hackers have secured a document that the Clinton Foundation paid $375,000 to Khizr Khan’s law firm, presumably in exchange for the Khan family’s support of Hillary Clinton
There’s no way to verify the authenticity of the document that has been held up as proof that the Clinton Foundation deposited $375,000 into a Khizr Khan law firm account.
The rumor can be traced back to Get Off the BS, a blog site that regularly publishes articles that are critical of the Clintons and of left-wing causes in general. The site reported that the Anonymous hacker group had obtained a private document from Khizr Khan’s law firm that proved he was paid $375,000 for supporting Hillary Clinton and for speaking at the Democratic National Convention.
The story quickly went viral. The website Government Slaves aggregated a version of the story that was shared nearly 70,000 times on social media within days.
Some took to Reddit to argue whether or not the document was real. Commentators quickly pointed out that different versions of the document were being circulated, and there were inconsistencies in them. One lists the account holder as “JM Khan Law Office,” and another lists it as “JM Khan Law Offices.” The real name of Kahn’s law firm is KM Khan Law Office. The corrected version appears below.
After the error was pointed out, Get Off the BS added a note to its original story. The note disclosed that the document had been altered but maintained that the site had verified the authenticity of the original document:
We apologize to anyone ignorant enough to believe that anyone within their right mind would post anything closely resembling an original bank statement hacked from a prominent lawyer’s law firm server. That said, if we did not know for a fact by seeing and verifying the original document, you would not be reading about it on this blog. If you choose not believe it, we understand.
In the end, there’s no way to prove whether or not the document is real. The fact that the name of Khan’s office is incorrect on the document is a major red flag, but there’s not way for us to definitively prove that it’s real or fake.