On Thursday, MSNBC printed a hit piece entitled Trump suggests without evidence that pharmaceutical industry could be pushing impeachment probe.
Notice the “without evidence” jab in the title.
Are they right about that?
Maybe, but not entirely.
More on the “strong but circumstantial” evidence in a minute.
First let’s look at what Trump actually said:
We’re lowering the cost of prescription drugs, taking on the pharmaceutical companies. You think that’s easy? It’s not easy. They come at you from all different sides. I wouldn’t be surprised if the hoax didn’t come a little bit from some of the people that we’re taking on. They’re very powerful. They spend a lot of money. Spend, I think, more money than any other group in the world, actually, in terms of lobbying and lobbying abilities. And I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the nonsense that we all have to go through — but that I go through — wouldn’t be surprised if it was from some of these industries like pharmaceuticals that we take on.
Again, MSNBC suggests that the claim comes WITHOUT evidence.
Is that true?
In November of 2018 there was a very suspicious death of a man that was tasked to head up the fight to lower drug prices in America.
How many Americans remember Daniel Best?
Daniel Best, a pharmaceutical executive from Bay Village, who was tapped to oversee government efforts to reduce prescription drug costs, died on Nov. 1, 2018. Source
His death was ruled a suicide.
But was it really?
Unfortunately, this is the ONLY surviving YouTube video I could find about the suspicious death of Daniel Best.
In case it is taken down, here is an excerpt from the accompanying article at Cleveland.com:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Nov. 1 death of Daniel Best, a pharmaceutical executive from Bay Village who led U.S. Department of Health and Human Services efforts to lower prescription drug prices, has been ruled a suicide, officials in Washington, D.C., said Thursday.
Police say Best was found “unresponsive” near the garage door exit of an apartment building in Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood at 5:25 a.m. on Nov. 1, and was pronounced dead by medical personnel who responded to the scene.
The city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday said Best died from “multiple blunt force injuries” and it ruled his death a suicide. It would not release further information.
In announcing his death, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the 49-year-old former CVSHealth and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals executive agreed to work at HHS “out of a desire to serve the American people by making health care more affordable.”
They may have done just that.
How do you get multiple blunt force injuries while killing yourself?
How do you have enough energy left to deliver the death blow after you’ve already beat yourself to a bloody pulp?
Big Pharma is not only the leading sector for campaign donations, it also has a very strong presence on television.
They make sure they “grease” every politician and news outlet they can so that stories like these never really hit the mainstream news cycles:
- Same Amazon.com that banned cancer cure documentaries now all in with Big Pharma’s toxic cancer “treatments”
- As she lies to voters about plans to fight Big Pharma, Elizabeth Warren exposed for siding with Dow Chemical against breast implant victims
- Meet Mallinckrodt: Another Big Pharma giant caught in massive bribery scandal reportedly involving thousands of U.S. doctors
- 44 States Sue Big Pharma Giants Over “Multi-Year Conspiracy” TO Hike Drug Prices by 1,000%
44 States are suing Big Pharma over drug prices.
The man that was tasked to lower those prices “killed” himself by beating himself to death it would seem.
Who does that?
Trump keeps closing in on the pharma crooks and he might very well be right that they are involved in financing his impeachment.
If he is, that is really bad news because they give to both sides of the aisle.
They could easily sway many Republicans.