Fact Check: NO Evidence Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's Husband, Will Face Military Tribunal

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  • by: Dana Ford
Fact Check: NO Evidence Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's Husband, Will Face Military Tribunal No Tribunal

Will Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's husband, face a military tribunal? No, that's not true: There is no publicly available information to support that claim, which was made on Real Raw News, a website known for publishing fake stories. The site includes a disclaimer warning readers not to take its content too seriously.

The claim appeared in an article (archived here) published by Real Raw News on November 18, 2021. Titled "Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea's Husband, to Face Military Tribunal," the article opened:

It was thought that Marc Mezvinsky, husband to the late Chelsea Clinton, had struck an immunity from prosecution deal with the Office of Military Commissions and the Judge Advocate General's Corps, but Rear Adm. Darse E. Crandall announced on Tuesday that Mezvinsky, whose testimony helped convict Clinton, will indeed be prosecuted as a co-conspirator to Chelsea's crimes.

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Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea's Husband, to Face Military Tribunal - Real Raw News

It was thought that Marc Mezvinsky, husband to the late Chelsea Clinton, had struck an immunity from prosecution deal with the Office of Military Commissions and the Judge Advocate General's Corps, but Rear Adm. Darse E. Crandall announced on Tuesday that Mezvinsky, whose testimony helped convict Clinton, will indeed be prosecuted as a co-conspirator to [...]

In an email dated November 19, 2021, a spokesperson for the Pentagon told Lead Stories that the article was false. There is also no publicly available information to support the claim.

The article appears to be the latest in a series about the Clintons. Real Raw News previously reported that Chelsea Clinton was convicted of child trafficking (she wasn't) and hanged (again, she wasn't). Similarly, her mother, Hillary Clinton was not hanged, nor was former President Bill Clinton found dead in a jail cell.

Real Raw News has a long history of publishing false claims in mock news stories, many of them about convictions and executions of various public figures at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. For example, the site reported that former President George W. Bush was arrested on his Texas ranch by U.S. Special Forces (he wasn't); former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta was executed (he wasn't); and that "the military" convicted former Attorney General William Barr on charges of treason (it didn't).

The website for Real Raw News includes a disclaimer that warns readers not to take its content too seriously. Specifically, it says:

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.

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(Source: RealRawNews.com screenshot taken Tue Aug 3 16:39:48 UTC 2021)

Previous Lead Stories debunks of Real Raw News items can be found here.

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  Dana Ford

Dana Ford is an Atlanta-based reporter and editor. She previously worked as a senior editor at Atlanta Magazine Custom Media and as a writer/ editor for CNN Digital. Ford has more than a decade of news experience, including several years spent working in Latin America.

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