Search Warrant Served at Obama Residence-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The FBI and NSA served a search warrant on the Washington, D.C., mansion where President Obama is spending his post-presidency.
An admitted fake news website is behind false reports that a search warrant has been served the Obama’s residence in Washington, D.C.
The story appeared at Last Line of Defense under the headline, “A Search Warrant Was Just Served At The Obama Residence.” The story, which had been shared thousands of times within its first few days of publication, begins:
Just after dawn in the quiet Tracy Street neighborhood of Washington, DC, the FBI and NSA served a warrant at the Obama’s post-presidential rental mansion. The house, fortified with 10-foot walls and guard stations for Secret Service officers, serves as Obama’s residence in Washington and allegedly as the headquarters for the deep State Shadow government.
The warrant, which would have had to have been issued by a federal judge for federal agents to be involved, is for the search and seizure of any and all documents, hard drives or correspondence relating to national security not officially presented to the former president during his security briefings.
Some who read the story about a search warrant being served on the Obama’s residence believed that it was true, however, the website that published it is a well-known purveyor of fake news articles. The site’s disclaimer states that it may publish “information from sources that may not be reliable, and facts that don’t necessarily exist,”:
The Resistance may include information from sources that may or may not be reliable and facts that don’t necessarily exist. All articles should be considered satirical and any and all quotes attributed to actual people complete and total baloney. Pictures that represent actual people should be considered altered and not in any way real.
So, reports that a search warrant has been served on the Obama’s residence are based on one fictitious account and shouldn’t be considered truthful.