Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton's hacked emails. 11:45 PM - 8 Aug 2016 Trump

Is it true that many people are saying this? And did "Iranians [kill] the scientist who helped the U.S."?

(Whether this was "because" of Clinton's hacked emails is a motivation question, that I understand is off-topic.)


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It is uncontested that Iran executed a scientist, Shahram Amiri. (CNN)

Vox describes two sources that Vox thinks could be interpreted to claim a link between Clinton's emails and the execution of the Iranian scientist: this interview on CBS, and this tweet by the Drudge Report.

Vox has inferred that when Trump said "many people" that he meant these two sources.


At least two people/organizations, in Vox's estimation, have suggested this connection that Mr. Trump says "many people" are claiming.

Iran did execute a scientist.

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    Had that executed scientist "helped the US"? Also I'm having trouble finding anything about emails in that (very long) interview transcript, can you include a relevant quote? Aug 11, 2016 at 16:25

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