The whistleblower responsible for exposing the business dealings of former President Trump has been found dead at age forty-five – giving conspiracy theorists plenty of fodder as they try to explain why the man connected to the investigation is dead. At 7:05 am on Monday, a cleaning crew found Valentin Broeksmit dead on the campus of a Los Angeles high school.
A report from the Los Angeles Coroner’s office detailed how the informant was found dead at Woodrow Wilson High School along the 4500 block of Multnomah Street in the city. As of Wednesday, Los Angeles County Police Department Public Information Officer Alba Mendez told Daily Mail that the “undetermined death” of the Trump informant is still an ongoing investigation – although the whistleblower had a known issue with drugs.
Authorities have ordered an autopsy on Broeksmit to see if they can figure out what was the cause of his untimely death. But police are still at a loss as to why his body was found at a Los Angeles high school – when he was not a teacher or an employee of the educational institution.
In addition to the work he did exposing the dealings of Trump, Broeksmit also worked as a film producer and enjoyed describing himself as a “comically terrible spy” in connection to the work he did as a whistleblower for the bank. People had not really seen Broeksmit since April 2021, but he was a known recluse but remained very active on Twitter – former President Trump’s former favorite social media outlet.
New York Times reporter David Enrich said that Broeksmit provided the news agency with documents that provided information into the Deutsche Bank probe back in 2019. When the House Intelligence Committee did their investigation into Trump’s potential criminal dealings, they subpoenaed Broeksmit to speak about the information he uncovered.
Journalist Scott Stedman of the website Forensic News turned to Twitter to explain that the last time he had spoken to the whistleblower.
“He supplied me and other journalists with Deutsche Bank documents that highlighted the bank’s deep Russian connection,” wrote Stedman. “I don’t suspect foul play. Val struggled with drugs on and off.”
Broeksmit’s stepfather, William, served as an executive with Deutsche Bank until he took his own life in 2014, according to a report from ABC10 News.
Stedman said that Broeksmit’s stepfather’s suicide haunted him and “consumed Val in recent years.” He added, “To see his life end so short is incredibly depressing.”
When the man’s death was first reported, New York Times reporter David Enrich told RawStory that “this is terrible news.” He identified Broeksmit as a “longtime source” and the “main character” of the book that he is currently writing, which is entitled “Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and an Epic Trail of Destruction.”
Enrich admitted that Broeksmit struggled with drugs and did have the tendency to exaggerate the truth for the sake of a good story and would come up with “far-fetched theories.”
Enrich said, “We had a complicated relationship, but this is just devastating to hear.”