Seth Rich was hired by the Democrat Party as the official “voter expansion data director.” Although there is no connection yet, he was clearly privy to information that could potentially harm the Democrat Party, and more specifically Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the election in November.
The 27-year-old DNC staffer was shot in the back several times and died as a result, but he wasn’t robbed. The D.C. police determined that his murder was the result of a botched robbery. Rich was left to die a short distance from his home in gun-free Washington D.C.
Rich’s father told the local TV station in his hometown of Omaha that the killers took nothing from his son’s body.
“If it was a robbery-it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money-he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life,” Joel Rich told KMTV.
At a Tuesday news conference about DC crime statistics, DC Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier stated that overall robberies were down in the city. When asked specifically about Seth Rich’s murder, she said it has not been determined whether his death could be linked to a robbery.
Conspiracy theories abound over Rich’s death. The most controversial theory is that Rich was on his way, in the dead of night, to meet with the FBI and inform on alleged voter fraud by Hillary Clinton and DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The theory goes that he was murdered to keep him silent. –HeatStreet
On August 2, 2018, the family of Seth Rich, a slain former DNC staffer, lost a lawsuit they filed against Fox News for reporting about the murder of their son.
In a statement to Business Insider, Rich’s family said it hoped the lawsuit puts an end to the various conspiracy theories swirling around Rich’s death last year.
Wheeler, a former Metropolitan Police Department officer, claimed he was hired by the Rich family and that his services were being paid for by a third party to investigate his murder.
Fox News, which reported the story online and on television, retracted it in June.
Here is Rod Wheeler’s appearance on Fox News that sparked the lawsuit by Rich’s parents:
Former DNC Chair, Donna Brazile wrote about her deep concern over the Seth Rich murder and claimed that during a phone call, she asked Hillary Clinton to use some of her millions to set up a reward fund for his murder. Hillary responded to Brazile’s request by saying she “really had to go.”
The Daily Caller reported about Brazile’s concerns – In her book, “Hacks,” former interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) head Donna Brazile claimed that she had a “spook” with connections to the intelligence community who told her that after Seth Rich’s murder she needed to protection for herself, including cameras, alarms and backup power at her house, and that she heeded his advice. In her book, Brazil also revealed that she was worried Seth Rich was either killed for being white or by Russians.
I felt some responsibility for Seth Rich’s death. I didn’t bring him into the DNC, but I helped keep him there working on voting rights. With all I knew now about the Russians’ hacking, I could not help but wonder if they had played some part in his unsolved murder. Besides that, racial tensions were high that summer and I worried that he was murdered for being white on the wrong side of town. [My friend] Elaine expressed her doubts about that, and I heard her. The FBI said that they did not see any Russian fingerprints there.
On January 18, 2018, we reported about Jack Burkman, a well-known conservative lobbyist who was sprayed with a “caustic substance” by a masked attacker outside his Arlington home Tuesday, according to local police.
Jack Burkman made headlines in 2016 by offering a $130,000 reward for information on the mysterious murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, was reportedly attacked Tuesday. Local police told The Washington Post they have not yet determined the perpetrator’s identity.
Burkman told WaPo he was returning from the grocery store when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out of a black SUV, sprayed him in the face with what appeared to be pepper spray, and hit him the head before speeding away. He added that he thought “the end is coming,” when he spotted the man coming up his driveway, and said the attack “seemed professional,” though he had trouble pinning down who exactly might have cause to attack him. – Daily Caller
On August 9, 2016, Julian Assange offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to conviction of person or people who murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich.
ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2016
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a rare interview with Dutch television program Nieuwsuur on August 9, 2016. During the interview, when Assange was asked about the risks involved with being a source for Wikileaks, Assange brought up the name of Seth Rich without being prompted. When pressed, Assange would not commit about whether or not Rich was his source for the damning DNC emails Assange released in 2016.
Julian Assange told the interviewer, “Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. As a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.” The interviewer asked, “That was just a robbery, I believe. Wasn’t it?” Julian Assange replied, “No. There’s no finding. So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.”
WND – The unsolved case of Democratic National Committee data analyst Seth Rich’s death shares some eerie similarities with many mysterious deaths of individuals linked to former President Bill Clinton and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Just as in the Rich case, several of the people who died mysterious deaths were shot spontaneously and in public places, sometimes from behind, sometimes by unknown assailants and often just before they were set to release incriminating evidence concerning the Clintons’ activities. In most cases, there were no signs of theft at the crime scenes. And while some of the deaths were ruled suicides, other cases remain a mystery.
The bizarre shooting of Rich shares some similarities with other murders listed in WND’s exclusive report, “‘Clinton death list’: 33 spine-tingling cases.” Many of the individuals included in the list were shot to death, though some of the deaths were ruled to be suicides. Others were killed in plane crashes, car wrecks, and freak accidents.
Now, after multiple U.S. news outlets have reported about the Seth Rich murder conspiracy, and thousands of Americans have expressed their concern over Hillary Clinton’s involvement in his death, liberal Yahoo News is accusing Russia of being behind the Seth Rich murder conspiracy. While Russians may have played a part in pushing the conspiracy theory, they certainly weren’t the only ones questioning his suspicious murder.
In an article published today by Yahoo News, they report on the “true origins” of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory, essentially mocking everyone who questioned his suspicious death, as they attempt to pin the conspiracy on you guessed it, the Russians.
In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.
Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, first circulated a phony “bulletin” — disguised to read as a real intelligence report —about the alleged murder of the former DNC staffer on July 13, 2016, according to the U.S. federal prosecutor who was in charge of the Rich case. That was just three days after Rich, 27, was killed in what police believed was a botched robbery while walking home to his group house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., about 30 blocks north of the Capitol.
The previously unreported role of Russian intelligence in creating and fostering one of the most insidious conspiracy theories to arise out of the 2016 election is disclosed in “Yahoo News presents: Conspiracyland,” a six-part series by the news organization’s podcast “Skullduggery” that debuts this week on the third anniversary of Rich’s murder.
Speaking publicly about the case for the first time, Sines, the former prosecutor, said that the Russian conspiracy-mongering vastly complicated her efforts to solve the murder by forcing her and the Washington, D.C., police department to investigate a blizzard of false allegations in order to make sure there was nothing to any of them. “To waste your time investigating BS is just horrible,” said Sines.
In her efforts to better understand where the conspiracy theories were coming from, Sines used her security clearance to access copies of two SVR intelligence reports about Seth Rich that had been intercepted by U.S. intelligence officials. She later wrote a memo documenting the Russian role in fomenting the conspiracy theories that she sent to the Justice Department’s national security division, and personally briefed special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors on her findings.
“It appeared to me that it was a very clear campaign to deflect an ongoing federal criminal investigation,” Sines said. “So then you have to look at why is Russia doing this? … It’s not rocket science before you add it up and you go, ‘Oh if Seth is the leaker to WikiLeaks — it doesn’t have anything to do with the Russians. So, of course, Russia’s interest in doing this is incredibly transparent.” The Russian strategy, Sines said, was diabolically simple: “Let’s blame it on Seth Rich. He’s a very convenient target.”
The “Conspiracyland” podcast traces the spread of the conspiracy theories about Rich. From their origins as a Russian disinformation plant, the bogus theories about his murder emerged as a persistent theme on alt-right websites and then were fanned by right-wing conspiracy entrepreneurs such as Alex Jones of Infowars and Matt Couch, the founder of an Arkansas-based group called America First Media, which bills itself as “the leading investigative team in America in the Seth Rich murder.”
Along the way, the idea that Rich was murdered in retaliation for leaking DNC emails to WikiLeaks was championed by multiple allies of Trump, including Roger Stone. The same day Assange falsely hinted that Rich may have been his source for DNC emails, Stone tweeted a picture of Rich, calling the late DNC staffer in a tweet “another dead body in the Clinton’s wake.” He then added: “Coincidence? I think not.”
Within months, the Rich conspiracy story was also being quietly promoted inside Trump’s White House. Questions about whether the White House pushed the conspiracy theories about Rich have been raised periodically over the last two and a half years — and were consistently denied by White House officials. But the Yahoo News investigation uncovered new evidence that the false claim that Rich was the victim of a political assassination was advanced by one of the White House’s most senior officials at the time.
“Huge story … he was a Bernie guy … it was a contract kill, obviously,” then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon texted to a CBS “60 Minutes” producer about Rich on March 17, 2017, according to some of Bannon’s text messages that were reviewed by Yahoo News. (Bannon did not respond to requests for comment.)
The conspiracy claims reached their zenith in May 2017 — the same week as Mueller’s appointment as special counsel in the Russia probe — when Fox News’ website posted a sensational story claiming that an FBI forensic report had discovered evidence on Rich’s laptop that he had been in communication with WikiLeaks prior to his death. Sean Hannity, the network’s primetime star, treated the account as major news on his nightly broadcast, calling it “explosive” and proclaiming it “might expose the single biggest fraud, lies, perpetrated on the American people by the media and the Democrats in our history.”
Is Yahoo News suggesting that conservatives were questioning Rich’s murder as a way to deflect from the bogus Trump- Russia collusion fairytale? Yahoo News has repeatedly shown its disdain for President Trump and his supporters. Why, after three years, is Yahoo News bringing up the alleged involvement with Russians as the “origin” behind the “Seth Rich murder conspiracy”?
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