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Twitter has “temporally” suspended Internet news service WND for exposing Donna Brazile interfering openly trying to put a plug in Rod Wheeler’s revelations about DNC staffer leaking “44,053 internal DNC emails to WikiLeaks before he was gunned down in while walking home from a bar in the wee hours of the night on July 10, 2016.”

 

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TWITTER SUSPENDS WND FOR SETH RICH REPORT

Deactivates account over story about Donna Brazile’s involvement

 

By BOB UNRUH

May 24, 2017

WND

 

Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich reportedly sent 44,053 internal DNC emails to WikiLeaks before he was gunned down in while walking home from a bar in the wee hours of the night on July 10, 2016.

 

Twitter, whose founder has expressed regret that his organization’s advocacy for free speech may have contributed to Donald Trump’s election as president, on Wednesday suspended for 12 hours WND.com’s account for a headline tweet on Donna Brazile’s involvement in the scandal developing over the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich.

 

Rich died in a gun attack in Washington, D.C., last July, and several individuals believe he was the source of DNC internal emails that were turned over to WikiLeaks and published on the Internet on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

 

The tweet was: “Bombshell: Donna Brazile warned off private eye on Seth Rich murder…”

 

Former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile

 

On Wednesday, Twitter sent a message instructing WND to delete the tweet. “If you feel that your account has been locked in error, you can appeal by contacting our support team here,” Twitter said.

 

Delete Tweet Order from Twitter to WND

 

Another message stated: “We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features.”

 

“What happened? We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we’ve temporarily limited some of your account features. While in this state, you can still browse Twitter, but you’re limited to only sending Direct Messages to your followers – no tweets, retweets, or likes. Your account will be restored to full functionality in: 11 hours and 10 minutes.”

 

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Twitter declined to comment when asked by a WND reporter, except to ask which account was being referenced.

 

A WND company official confirmed the tweet was deleted per the company’s instructions.

 

The news story was about a private detective’s revelation that former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile was the high-ranking DNC representative who allegedly called police and the Rich family and demanded to know why a private investigator was “snooping” into the case.

 

The detective, Rod Wheeler, told WND: “The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile. Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?”

 

Brazile, who was also a CNN contributor and a Hillary for America donor at the time, was caught providing Clinton with questions that would later be asked of Clinton at a televised CNN town hall. In an interview with Fox News before the election, Brazile denied leaking the questions to Clinton. But in a March 17, 2017, column for Time magazine, she finally admitted doing so, saying it was a “mistake I will forever regret.”

 

A spokesman for the Rich family has repeatedly criticized detective Wheeler, who was hired by the family in March, for not ruling out the possibility that Rich may have leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks. The family recently sent Wheeler a “cease and desist” order to stop his investigation into the murder.

 

As WND reported, Rich was murdered July 10, 2016, a block from his home in an affluent neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He was shot in the back with a handgun at 4:18 a.m., and nothing was taken from him. He was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at 5:57 a.m. On July 22, just 12 days after Rich’s death and days before the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia, WikiLeaks released 20,000 emails from DNC officials.

 

 

Wheeler said in several interviews last week that a federal investigator has elaborate details of Rich’s connection to WikiLeaks and is a credible source.

 

While the Twitter rules don’t address news stories about high-profile public figures and high-profile public scandals, it appears there were no violations under the company’s trademark, copyright, graphic content, unlawful use, Twitter badges, abuse, violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, account abuse, private information, impersonation, self-harm or spam restrictions.

 

However, the rules are open-ended in several categories so that if a politically motivated employee was offended, he could push the button.

 

Interestingly, anti-Shariah activist Pam Geller reported also on Wednesday that Evan Williams, Twitter co-founder and still a board member, “went on a snark attack against President Donald Trump – a prolific tweeter, if there ever was one – and outright apologized for helping the former businessman reach the pinnacle of power, the White House.”

 

“In an interview with the New York Times, he said his organization was intended to give everyone a chance to engage in the free exchange of thoughts and ideas. But apparently, he now feels he created a monster – that the free exchange offered Trump, and by logical extension, Trump supporters, has just gone too far.

 

“And he’s not gonna take it any more.”

 

She reported the Indian Express wrote, “Twitter co-founder Evan Williams … apologized for making Trump’s presidency possible. Williams, who still is a member of Twitter’s board of directors, in an interview … said the purpose of his organization was to give everyone a chance to have free exchange of information and ideas.

 

“‘I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place. I was wrong about that,’” the report quoted him saying.

 

The report continued: “He further went on to apologize in case the microblogging website played a role in getting Trump elected 45th president of the United States. ‘It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that. If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry,’ he said.”

 

Trump has openly credited social media for his success.

 

“Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here … I have over 100m followers between Facebook, Twitter [and] instagram. Over 100 million. I don’t have to go to the fake media,” he said.

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More on Murdered Seth Rich Whistleblower


John R. Houk

© May 22, 2017

 

On May 17 I posted my own thoughts on the murder and coverup of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich. I was of the opinion that Rich was murdered because it was he and not the Russians that acquired and made public the DNC emails that helped to show Hillary is crooked and the DNC is corrupt.

 

The typical response by the Left – MSM and Dems alike – was to attempt to discredit the story, especially the info made public by private investigator and former DC police detective Rod Wheeler.

 

I even had a bit of a disagreement on Facebook with a commenter that insisted she found at least three stories that repudiated Mr. Wheeler. I examined her sources and each story had zero information to discredit Wheeler’s revelation on Seth Rich. The Left Stream Media’s major point of contention was that Rich’s devoted Dem Party family could not believe such betrayal could occur. Rich’s family had acquired Wheeler’s services through the payment of a 3rd party and were quite upset that Wheeler went public with his discoveries.

 

AND that is the whole basis of the Left’s lame attempt to discredit Mr. Wheeler and the story in general that Seth Rich saw corruption and became a stealth whistleblower.

 

Today I find that I am not the only person that believes Seth Rich was murdered for being a whistleblower. I have articles on the subject at The Realistic Observer and Thoughts and Opinions Alan E. Moses both dated today 5/22/17. In that order, below is that cross post.

 

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Cover-up Regarding The Seth Rich Affair Exploding

 

Posted by Dee Fatouros

Title is Intro to ‘MSM Attempts To Kill ‘Murdered DNC Staffer Story,’ And Instead Blows Up The Internet’

By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine

May 22, 2017 6:34:00 AM 

The Realistic Observer

 

 Warning: The Hidden Truth!

 

All doubts of MSM collusion with the “Powers That Be” for nefarious purposes designed to maintain the status quo are now erased.
The following post abounds in details regarding the lies, cover-up, and squelching of an investigation into what appears to a murder.

MSM Attempts To Kill ‘Murdered DNC Staffer Story,’ And Instead Blows Up The Internet

 

By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine

Brief Summary Of Background: DNC Data analyst, who it appears was a Bernie Sanders supporter, discovers the DNC rigged the primaries against Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton, via internal emails exposed by Wikileaks. DNC staffer sends thousands of emails to Wikileaks. DNC staffer is murdered amidst the Wikileaks publications. Wikileaks offers 20k reward for information on DNC staffer’s murder. Julian Assange of Wikileaks speaks about the risks to leakers, then brings up DNC staffers murder on the same day of reward offer.

Caught up? Good, because this story just went mainstream because the Fake News (Washington Post) decided to try to kill the story and it backfired in a big, big way…. or as President Trump is often misquoted as saying … BIGLY!!!

The DNC staffer’s name is Seth Rich and he was murdered last July, and recent reports published on Fox News, show that a former DC homicide detective, hired to run a parallel investigation into his murder, found out from sources within law enforcement that Rich had previously emailed Wikileaks, dropping another bombshell during that report with the claim that he had personally been told by law enforcement officials that they were told to stand down on the investigation into Rich’s murder. (ANP article on that here)

The fake news (WAPO) , who has been using a lot of anonymous sources for anti-Trump/Russia stories, without any evidence to support their claims, decided to jump into the fray in an obvious attempt to kill the Seth Rich story, because it was taking attention away from their preferred narrative and their own outright fake news stories, by wring a so-called “analysis,” titled “The Seth Rich conspiracy shows how fake news still works,” where they assert “The reemergence of the conspiracy theory last week, which did not lack for real news, revealed plenty about the fake news ecosystem.”

 

WaPo Fake News

 

BACKFIRE- By this morning there were over 65 thousand tweets trending with the term “The Seth Rich,” and multiple Independent Media outlets being highlighted in that trending term, which show why the Seth Rich story has legs and much more logic than the “Russia hacked the emails” BS conspiracy the mainstream media has been pushing.

 

“Former-DNC employee, Seth Rich, not only had access to the emails, but also a motive. He was pissed about the way the Clinton crowd was “sandbagging” Bernie Sanders. In contrast, there’s neither evidence nor motive connecting Russia to the emails. On top of that, WikiLeaks founder, Julien Assange (a man of impeccable integrity) has repeatedly denied that Russia gave him the emails which suggests the government investigation is completely misdirected. The logical course of action, would be to pursue the leads that are most likely to bear fruit, not those that originate from one’s own political bias. But, of course, logic has nothing to do with the current investigation, it’s all about politics and geopolitics.


We don’t know who killed Seth Rich and we’re not going to speculate on the matter here. But we find it very strange that neither the media nor the FBI have pursued leads in the case that challenge the prevailing narrative on the Russia hacking issue. Why is that? Why is the media so eager to blame Russia when Rich looks like the much more probable suspect?


And why have the mainstream news organizations put so much energy into discrediting the latest Fox News report, when– for the last 10 months– they’ve showed absolutely zero interest in Rich’s death at all?”

 

Unlike the recent fairy tales from the Washington Post and New York Times, chalk full of “unnamed sources” quoting “memos” they admit they have never seen and do not have possession of, amidst proof that members of the intelligence community are using them as what they call “carrier pigeons,” to push propaganda on Americans to sabotage the Trump administration, we have named sources coming forward regarding the Seth Rich story.


FLASHBACK – KIMDOTCOM & WIKILEAKS


Such as KimDotCom, who in December of 2014, was already warning that he was “Hillary’s worst nightmare in 2016!,” via a tweet dated December 1, 2014:

 

 KimDotCom Screen grab

 

By May of 2015, Bloomberg also highlighted the fact that KimDotCom, had information that it would be Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that would be “Hillary Clinton’s Worst Nightmare in 2016.”


PRESENT DAY – KIMDOTCOM: I KNEW SETH RICH… I WAS INVOLVED


Those flashbacks are important because it shows he knew that Wikileaks had or would have information that would destroy Hillary Clinton and that he was invovled somehow, to which he has just reaffirmed, in a series of tweets from May 20, 2017, the same day Washington Post attempted to kill the story, where Kim asserts he knew Seth Rich, knew he was the source of the leaks, claimed that Kim himself was “involved,” and is offering written testimony to Congress regarding it all.

Sean Hannity jumped right on Kim’s claims, offering him a public invitation to appear on his radio show and television.


His offer to Congress below, from May 19th, 2017… before Washington Post clumsily tried to kill the story: (H/T Zero Hedge)

 

 KIMDOTCOM screen grab 2

 

Has KimDotCom jumped into the discussion after the Washington Post story, or even after Wikileaks started publishing their damaging leaked emails from the DNC and the Clinton campaign, it could have been be [Sic] waved off as opportunistic, but the tweet from December 2014, shows knowledge that she was going to be running for president in 2016. The Bloomberg story shows Kim knew in May 2015 that Wikileaks would be involved in the 2016 “nightmare” for Hillary. His tweet about offering testimony to Congress came out on May 19, 2017, before the Wapo article attempting to kill the story.

This all points to direct knowledge on his part about Seth Rich’s role in the DNC/Clinton campaign hacks.


Which brings us back to the Washington Post and how their plan to kill the story, not only backfired, but how the deep state propaganda campaign to blame Russia, where the MSM are being used as hapless fools and puppets, is nothing more than an attempt to distract the public from the biggest story this century, where a DNC operative leaked damaging information against the media and DNC’s “chosen” candidate, Hillary Clinton, ended up being shot in the back, murdered, and the police were told to stand down and not investigate it.

Below is the investigator, Rod Wheeler speaking to Sean Hannity, where at the 4:53 minute mark, reveals that after he approached the police department for more information, the family notified him and he claims that the family was contact by the DNC asking why he is asking questions. This is critical because after the DNC supposedly got involved…. Wheeler walked back one of his assertions, specifically that one of his sources was with the FBI. (emphasis mine)

For the video and complete post, go here. Well worth the read!

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If Kim Dotcom Proves Seth Rich Was DNC Wikileaks Source Russian Hacking/Collusion Story Must End

 

By Alan E. Moses

Monday, May 22, 2017 9:07 AM

Thoughts and Opinions Alan E. Moses

 

Some very high level Democrats are terrified that the truth is about to be told. Kim Dotcom the German born Entrepreneur who now lives in New Zealand, has let it be known that he can confirm that Seth Rich was in fact the Wikileaks DNC emails source. This destroys the entire “Russia did it” narrative that MSM and Democrats have been claiming. The Seth Rich story may also finally become front page news and no longer buried. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been in a self created situation since the murder of Rich. Assange had vowed to never give up his sources whether alive or dead.

 

Assange was forced to walk a tightrope of hinting that it was in fact Seth Rich who provided the corruption exposing emails. Offering a $20,000 reward in the murder case, using Rich’s death as an example as to the danger his sources face. Assange even retweeted the recent Fox News 5 story that involved investigator Rod Wheeler saying that Seth Rich was the source and that the evidence was on his laptop.

 

Now that Kim Dotcom has entered the storyline more has come to light. Rich had a Reddit account that has been shown to have recent activity, someone has been editing his account. An anonymous source claiming to be one of Rich’s surgeons the morning he was shot has said that the gunshot wounds were not life threatening. This anonymous source has also said that they were witness to federal investigators entering Rich’s ICU room and that Rich died shortly afterward. This source seemed legitimate as they described the procedures in medical terms. However as with all anonymous sources you can’t be certain if it is the truth.

 

MSM has used anonymous sources to build it’s narrative of the Russian/Trump collusion claims and the Russian/Wikileaks source claims for almost a year now. If Kim Dotcom proves his claims then this entire MSM and Democrat narrative will blow up in their faces. It won’t solve the Seth Rich murder investigation but it should create a demand for answers. Hopefully both of these stories can come to light and we can end the guessing game. If this Doctor comes forward it could also expose the level of corruption surrounding Rich’s death. Putting to end the botched robbery claim and pointing to a political assassination instead.

 

Washington DC is full of anonymous sources as the truth can get you killed. The power these people in government wield is enormous even at lower levels. The American people have had the wool pulled over their eyes long enough. We deserve answers, we must demand them if we will ever really get our government back.

 

KimDotCom & Seth Rich

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More on Murdered Seth Rich Whistleblower

John R. Houk

© May 22, 2017

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Cover-up Regarding The Seth Rich Affair Exploding

 

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If Kim Dotcom Proves Seth Rich Was DNC Wikileaks Source Russian Hacking/Collusion Story Must End

 

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Another Cover-up? Another Clinton Body Count?


John R. Houk

© May 17, 2017

 

Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer by the name of Seth Rich was shot to death around 4:00 AM on the streets of Washington D.C. The initial reports say Mr. Rich was murdered in a robbery.

 

Whoops. Nothing of value or at all was taken from the murdered Mr. Rich.

 

Then enters Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Assange publicizes that Rich was a major source of DNC emails and says an investigation should proceed to find the actual motive behind the murder.

 

The Left Stream Media blows off Assange’s assertion revenge murder for exposing the DNC and sticks with Trump colluded with Russia to hack the DNC emails to win the election.

 

The murder victim’s family is not buying the police dictum of a random murder and wants better answers for Mr. Rich’s homicide.

 

Thus, a private investigator is hired by the family but financed by a third party to look into the Rich murder.

 

The private investigator is a former police detective by the name of Rod Wheeler. Wheeler’s investigation is stonewalled by the D.C. Police and the FBI but still finds a source that wants anonymity to stay out of trouble. The anonymous tipster says he has seen Seth Rich’s laptop that has a history of sending thousands of emails to Wikileaks. Rod Wheeler goes public because D.C. Police and the FBI stonewalling and suspicious denials reeks of cover-up.

 

Whoops. The Rich family are evidently stalwart Dems and are upset that Wheeler let the cat out of the bag that Seth Rich sent DNC emails to Wikileaks.

 

The Rich family commit an odd oxymoron by rebuking Rod Wheeler’s public revelations by

 

1) Denying that Seth Rich – a Dem staffer from a Dem family – would send incriminating emails to Wikileaks

 2) Claim Rod Wheeler violated his contract by making his findings public.

 

Hmm … It appears strange to defend Seth Rich’s memory at the potential cost of tying his murder to some form of DNC revenge and simultaneously yell at Rod Wheeler using the weight of public opinion to expose a D.C. Police/FBI cover-up.

 

The anger of Seth Rich’s family suggests that they would rather stick to the initial police story of a random killing then believe their son or nephew or whatever was murdered out of revenge or to silence him from further divulgement of info exposing the dark side of the Democratic Party.

 

What should an American’s grey matter to wonder is: Why would the FBI be involved in a random street murder rather than the local cops?

 

Hmm … I wonder.

 

See also:

 

PRIVATE EYE: DNC POKING NOSE INTO SETH RICH MURDER; By ALICIA POWE; WND; 5/16/17

 

Evidence linking slain DNC staffer Seth Rich to Wikileaks before he was murdered; By Samantha Chang; BIZPAC Review; 5/16/17

 

Family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich blasts detective over report of WikiLeaks link; By Malia Zimmerman; Fox News; 5/16/17

 

It appears that D.C.’s local Fox 5 News broke the story. Here’s a segment from posted by a Youtuber broadcasted at the Monday 10:00 PM time slot (I Found it at the BIZPAC Review linked above):

 

VIDEO: Investigator Says Evidence Showing Deceased DNC Staffer Seth Rich Was Emailing With WikiLeaks

 

Posted by Daily S**t Show – Current & Political U.S. News

Published on May 15, 2017

 

Monday during the 10 p.m. ET news broadcast of Fox’s Washington, D.C. affiliate WTTG, correspondent Marina Marraco revealed an investigation by former D.C. homicide detective Rod Wheeler found now-deceased Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich had been emailing with WikiLeaks.

Rich was killed last year in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. According to local police, the incident was likely a botched robbery. However, Rich’s death has been the subject of other speculations given the timing of his death coincided with a WikiLeaks dump of Democratic National Committee emails.

Wheeler explained to Marraco the obstacles he has faced in dealing with both the local police and the FBI during his investigation and argued Rich’s computer may offer some more details.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Wheeler said. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

Wheeler went on to confirm he had a source within the police department that said that computer could link Rich to WikiLeaks. But he noted that a source within the police department told him of a “highly unusual” instruction for police to stand down on that murder investigation.

“Actually, I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case, and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that’s highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that’s going to come out tomorrow.”

Marraco went on to add that Wheeler’s reference to the information coming out tomorrow would be broadcasted on the Fox News Channel.

 

The Fox News link above has Rod Wheeler explaining his issues with a potential cover-up.

 

Fox News VIDEO – Hannity: Rod Wheeler on his investigation into DNC staffer’s murder

 

VIDEO – My Youtube Channel: Rod Wheeler on his investigation into DNC staffer’s murder 

 

The best news article I found is at PJ Media which I am cross posting below that includes a 10:00 PM update at the  end.

 

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Fox News: Murdered DNC Staffer Sent 44,053 Internal Emails to WikiLeaks

 

By DEBRA HEINE

MAY 16, 2017

PJ Media

 

Fox News is now reporting, based on multiple investigative sources, that Seth Rich — the Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down in Northwest D.C. near his home last July — leaked thousands of DNC emails to WikiLeaks in the months beforehand.

 

According to Fox News’ Malia Zimmerman, these new revelations are consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former D.C. homicide detective and Fox News contributor. Wheeler told Fox 5 DC that there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was emailing WikiLeaks prior to his death. Wheeler’s law enforcement sources also allegedly claimed they were told to “stand down” on investigating the crime.

Rich’s family, however, has denounced Wheeler’s claims in a statement, calling them “unsubstantiated.”

 

Via Fox News:

 

A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report — generated within 96 hours after DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder — detailing the contents Rich’s computer said he made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.

 

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.

 

The revelation is consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former DC homicide detective and Fox News contributor and whose private investigation firm was hired by a third party on behalf of Rich’s family to probe the case. Rich was shot from behind in the wee hours, but was not robbed.

 

“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”

 

The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.

 

Investigator: Murdered DNC Staffer Was Communicating with WikiLeaks Prior to Death

 

Rich left Lou’s City Bar, a couple miles from his home, at about 1:15 a.m. on July 10. His immediate activities after leaving the bar remain a mystery:

 

He walked home, calling several people along the way. He called his father, Joel Rich, who he missed because he had gone to sleep. He talked with a fraternity brother and his girlfriend, Kelsey Mulka.

 

Around 4:17 a.m., Rich was about a block from his home when Mulka, still on the phone with him, heard voices in the background. Rich reassured her that he was steps away from being at his front door and hung up.

 

Two minutes later, Rich was shot twice. Police were on the scene within three minutes. Rich sustained bruising on his hands and face. He remained conscious, but died at a nearby hospital less than two hours later.

 

Police detectives will not say whether Rich provided them with any clues about the identity of his attackers or their motivation, Wheeler said. However, Wheeler believes Rich could have provided information prior to his death of who was responsible for carrying out his murder.

 

Grainy video tape from a security camera outside a grocery mart shows two assailants shooting Rich twice in his back. They did not take “his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.”

 

On July 22, just twelve days after Rich was murdered, WikiLeaks published emails that prompted the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her role as DNC chairperson on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has insisted all along that the DNC emails were not hacked by the Russians, and he has implied that Rich was indeed the source of the emails. On August 9, WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murdered DNC staffer.

 

Assange told a Dutch reporter last August:

 

[O]ur sources take risks, and they, they become concerned to see things occurring like that, whistle-blowers 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.

 

Fox News reports that law enforcement sources “close to the investigation” say the police have “no suspects and no substantial leads as to who the killer or killers may be”:

 

Metropolitan Police, including the police chief, have refused to discuss the case, despite requests from Fox News dating back 10 months.

 

The department released a statement on the case saying it remains an active investigation and that detectives are working with Rich’s family.

 

“If there are any individuals who feel they have information, we urge them to call us at (202) 727-9099 or text us at 50411,” read the statement. “The department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information on this case that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.”

 

The FBI’s national office declined to comment, but sources said the bureau provided cyber expertise to examine Rich’s computer.

 

Wheeler believes powerful forces are preventing the case from a thorough investigation.

 

“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Wheeler told Fox News. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.”

 

Rich’s family released a statement blasting Rod Wheeler. The statement says he was not authorized to speak to the press about the investigation, and characterizes his findings as “unsubstantiated claims”:

 

“As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press,” the spokesperson said. “Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so.

 

“We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the voice and strict law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers,” the statement continued. “The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.”

 

VIDEO: Report: Slain DNC staffer was in contact with WikiLeaks

 

Posted by Fox News

Published on May 16, 2017

 

Update: 10:00 P.M. PST

 

Rod Wheeler told CNN on Tuesday afternoon that the source for his claim that there was “tangible evidence” on Rich’s laptop that proves that he was in communications with WikiLeaks was the reporter who worked on the story for FoxNews.com (presumably Malia Zimmerman, who based her story on multiple investigative sources).

 

He explained that the comments he made to WTTG-TV were intended to simply preview Fox News’ Tuesday story. The WTTG-TV news director did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

 

“I only got that [information] from the reporter at Fox News,” Wheeler told CNN. Asked about a quote attributed to him in the Fox News story in which he said his “investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” Wheeler said he was referring to information that had already been reported in the media.

 

In an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday night, however, Wheeler had a different story.

 

He said a “federal investigator that was involved on the inside of the case” saw Rich’s computer and the case file. Wheeler told host Sean Hannity the investigator “came across [as] very credible.

 

When you look at that, with the totality of everything else that I found in this case, it’s very consistent for a person with my experience to begin to think, ‘Well, perhaps there were some email communication between Seth and Wikileaks.'”

 

Brad Bauman, a spokesman for the Rich family, said the family was “reviewing possible legal action against Wheeler for speaking about the case publicly.”

 

A contract between Wheeler and the Rich family prohibited from speaking to the media about his ongoing investigation, Bauman said.

 

WikiLeaks Offers 20K Reward for Info on Murdered DNC Staffer

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