A former CIA counterintelligence expert who claimed to be the first person to call the coronavirus a hoax has died — after testing positive for COVID-19 and denying it is real until the very end, according to a report and his pal.
Robert David Steele, a QAnon devotee who was touring the US “to awaken the nation in truth,” blogged about his doomed battle with the contagion Aug. 17.
“I will not take the vaccination, though I did test positive for whatever they’re calling ‘COVID’ today,” he wrote alongside an image that appeared to show him hooked up to a ventilator
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“The bottom line is that my lungs are not functioning,” he wrote, admitting even then that it had been a “near-death experience.
“We will never be the same because now we know that we’ve all been lied to about everything,” added Steele, who calls himself a former spy and Marine.
His friend Mark Tassi revealed the