Private Investigator Claims Seth Rich Had Contact with WikiLeaks Prior to Death

May 16th, 2017

Update: Kim Dotcom Claims Seth Rich was WikiLeaks Source

Via: Kim Dotcom / Twitter:

Update: Family Says Fox Promoting Conspiracy Theories

Via: Independent:

The family of the Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered last year is fed up with Fox News, and says that the conservative news outlet and other like it are using their tragedy to promote conspiracy theories.

A statement from family spokesman Brad Bauman went after the Fox News network specifically.

“It’s sad but unsurprising that a group of media outlets who have repeatedly lied to the American people would try and manipulate the legacy of a murder victim in order to forward their own political agenda,” Mr Bauman wrote to Jezebel. “I think there is a specific place in hell for people like that.”

Via: Fox:

It has been almost a year since Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in the nation’s capital. There have been no solid answers about why he was killed until now.

Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C and police have suggested the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich’s work at the DNC.

Just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, FOX 5 has learned there is new information that could prove these theorists right.

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.

Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, is running a parallel investigation into Rich’s murder. He said he believes there is a cover-up and the police department has been told to back down from the investigation.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “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.”

When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

Wheeler also told us, “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 is 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 will come out [Tuesday].

2 Responses to “Private Investigator Claims Seth Rich Had Contact with WikiLeaks Prior to Death”

  1. Stalinator Says:

    Utter bull. The story started falling apart even as it was reported. Turns out the family believes no such thing and did not hire the investigator. A right wing millionaire paid for the investigation. Fox created the rumor and then investigated it as if an outside source was the impetus. This is typical right wing propaganda designed to distract from Trump’s treasonous downfall. If right wingers weren’t so tragically gullible, we might have a real government run by well informed, critically thinking people who have single-payer health care and the desire to make life better for the general population rather than a handful of rich people.

  2. Dennis Says:

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