QAnon backer Greene also promoted 'Pizzagate,' said Charlottesville was 'inside job'

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican nominee in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, wrote incendiary blog posts as a “correspondent” for the now-defunct conspiracy news site “American Truth Seekers," according to web archives unearthed by NBC News

In the blog posts, which go back to 2017, Greene promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that government officials and celebrities are controlling the government to undermine President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE and run a child sex-trafficking ring.The FBI has labeled the loosely-defined QAnon community a potential domestic terrorism threat. 

In her posts, Greene promoted the "Clinton Kill List," a decades-old conspiracy theory that baselessly claims Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Democratic super PAC to hit Trump in battleground states over coronavirus deaths Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight MORE is responsible for ordering assassinations.


According to other archives obtained by CNN, Greene also promoted "Pizzagate," a related conspiracy theory that claims Clinton and other top Democratic figures were running a child sex-trafficking ring beneath a pizza shop in Washington, D.C.

In December 2016, a man fired a gun in the Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, claiming he was there to “self-investigate” the Pizzagate conspiracy. 

In a 2017 blog post, Greene said the deadly white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., that year was an "inside job" to "further the agenda of the elites."

Greene suggested that James Fields, the man who killed one woman and injured 19 other counter-protesters during the rally, may have done so by accident. Fields was later convicted of first-degree murder and nine other charges. He also pleaded guilty to 29 federal hate crimes.

"Whether this is true or not, it is beyond tragic that James Alex Fields Jr rammed his car into the crowd killing 1 and injuring 19 others. If it was intentional and premeditated, then he deserves to be held accountable. Yet if his reaction was out of fear and hitting the crowd was actually an accident, then that changes the narrative of what happened in Charlottesville this past weekend," Greene wrote.


In a lengthy Facebook post last year, Greene wrote that House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAs families deal with coronavirus, new federal dollars should follow the student Sunday shows - Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death dominates Hypocrisy rules on both sides over replacing Justice Ginsburg MORE (D-Calif.) was guilty of treason and suggested she could be executed, CNN noted.

Greene won the GOP primary this month in a solidly Republican district. She is favored to win in the November general election.

Since her victory, Republican lawmakers have sought to distance themselves from QAnon. One GOP House member joined a Democrat to introduce a resolution on Tuesday condemning the conspiracy theory.

Top Republicans including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump asked Chamber of Commerce to reconsider Democratic endorsements: report The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - White House moves closer to Pelosi on virus relief bill Trump's sharp words put CDC director on hot seat MORE (R-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse GOP slated to unveil agenda ahead of election House panel details 'serious' concerns around Florida, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin elections Scalise hit with ethics complaint over doctored Barkan video MORE (R-La.) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Cheney asks DOJ to probe environmental groups | Kudlow: 'No sector worse hurt than energy' during pandemic | Trump pledges 'no politics' in Pebble Mine review Cheney asks DOJ to probe environmental groups  Press: The big no-show at the RNC MORE (R-Wyo.) have come out against QAnon. 

Greene, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment for this story, has attempted to distance herself from the theory, asserting her previous blog posts don’t represent her current views.