Fact Checking Claims That Obama Adviser David Axelrod Was Arrested

A Facebook post claims that David Axelrod, former senior adviser to Barack Obama and political commentator for CNN, was arrested in Chicago on April 15. The post shares a screenshot of a viral article from Real Raw News, which claims to be an “an independent publisher” that “explores content often avoided by the mainstream media.” 

According to both the article and the Facebook post: “White Hats on Friday arrested former Obama strategist David Axelrod near his condominium in the South Loop suburb of Chicago.”

“A confidential source in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps told Real Raw News that U.S. Marines caught Axelrod as he was travelling [sic] from Chicago to a friend’s vacation home in Whiting, Indiana,” the article continued. 

Axelrod was not arrested by U.S. Marines on April 15.

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