Joseph Rago was a 34-year old Pulitizer prize winning journalist who had been highly critical of Obamacare and had a general reputation for “going against the grain.” At the time of his death, he was reportedly working on an article about Hillary Clinton’s links to Russia. When he was found dead in his apartment just hours before he was supposed to meet with Russian consulate officials to discuss Hillary’s role in bypassing Russian sanctions in the 2014 sale of Veropharm (one of Russia’s largest medical companies) to the American medical corporation Abbott Laboratories. Handling this takeover transaction was the Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital, who paid former President Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech he gave before their top executives in Moscow.
Police ruled out foul play in Rago’s death before an autopsy was even performed. The official autopsy results were sarcoidosis — “a disease involving abnormal collections of inflammatory cells” (Wikipedia) whose cause is unknown. “Some believe it may be due to an immune reaction to a trigger such as an infection or chemicals”. Diagnosis of sarcoidosis is a matter of exclusion, as there is no specific test for the condition.