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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.

Summary

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? – user568458 Aug 11 '16 at 16:25

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