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As the U.S. presidential election approaches, all allegations about Hillary Clinton is starting to surface, including a 1999 report that claims John F. Kennedy Jr. would have run for Senate.
In 1999, a private poll discovered that John F. Kennedy Jr. was the state’s most popular Democrat. Two of his friends admitted he would have run for office one day. According to NY Daily News, they also revealed that Kennedy Jr. was planning to go for the seat of retiring Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.) in 2000. The two friends said that they believed the son of the assassinated President would eventually make his way into politics as a candidate.
“He was dedicated to public service, and he was going to run for public office in the foreseeable future,” said one of the friends who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“I would have been surprised had he not run for office in the next five years.”
In 2000, after JFK Jr. died in a plane crash on July 1999, Clinton was elected senator. She went on to become the first woman senator from New York, as reported by the New York Times. It is now alleged that the Democratic presidential candidate had a hand in the “killing” when she won the senate seat on November 2000.
Kennedy Jr. never said he would run, but the two sources confirmed they had asked JFK Jr. about it.
“I asked him was he casually thinking about it, or was he serious. He sort of said, ‘I’m not sure. Let me think about it,'” a friend said.
The theories of JFK Jr. being “killed” by the former Secretary of State were denied, after the National Transportation Safety Board released the investigative report of the plane crash.
“The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during a descent over water at night, which was a result of spatial disorientation. Factors in the accident were haze and the dark night,” the report said.
The report was further examined by the New York Times, and investigators found that one of JFK’s flight instructors offered to fly with him that night. However, Kennedy Jr. rejected the proposal and said he wanted to do it alone.
The report also states that Kennedy Jr. was not trained in flying at night, only relying on instruments and not the ambiance outside. Pilots untrained in instrument flying commonly suffer plane crashes. Even though reports of this sort could defy the Hillary Clinton body count theory, conspiracy theorists are having a field day.