Pizzagate Gunman Admits He Found Nothing — but Won’t Dismiss Conspiracy That Inspired Him

The man who allegedly opened fire in a Washington, D.C., pizzeria over the weekend is reportedly admitting he was inspired to visit the restaurant with a military-style assault rifle after reading debunked conspiracy theories about a child pornography ring hosted in its basement.

As Edgar M. Welch told the New York Times on Wednesday from jail, “I regret how I handled the situation.”

But he wouldn’t dismiss the theories that motivated him.

Welch, who was arrested and charged with...

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