On Oct. 26, 2023, Real Raw News published an article claiming that Janet Yellen, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, had been found guilty of treason by a military tribunal based at Guantanamo Bay.
JAG Convicts Janet Yellen of Treason
Vice Admiral Darse E. Crandall called Janet Yellen an “urchin,” among other colorful nouns, at a military tribunal that saw the fiendish woman repeatedly debase herself while raising a flurry of self-incriminating objections that helped the prosecution secure a guilty verdict and death sentence.
The article claims that Yellen's trial took place on Oct. 16, 2023, and with the guilty verdict delivered, Yellen would be hung on Oct. 18. The claims spread to social sites as well. Snopes found posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Rumble sharing or parroting the claim.
The article is not truthful, however. Real Raw News is not a trustworthy source of information and is known for posting conspiratorial articles revolving around the concept of a hidden "Deep State." A disclaimer on the RealRawNews website also notes that the website often publishes satirical and humorous content:
Information on this website is for informational and educational and entertainment purposes. This website contains humor, parody, and satire. We have included this disclaimer for our protection, on the advice on legal counsel.
If Yellen had been arrested (Snopes previously fact-checked that claim, which also originated from Real Raw News) and found guilty of treason, reputable news organizations like the Associated Press or Reuters would also have reported it. The treasury secretary's most recent appearance was 10 days after her supposed conviction when she was interviewed on Bloomberg.
Tune in now as I sit down with Bloomberg’s @mkmcollins to discuss the strength of the U.S. economy and the historic investments and robust economic growth Bidenomics is delivering across America. https://t.co/pmIKoBTvxU
— Secretary Janet Yellen (@SecYellen) October 26, 2023
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