Malia Zimmerman of Fox News Channel reported on Tuesday that murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich “leaked thousands of internal [DNC] emails to WikiLeaks” and that the FBI is in possession of their correspondence.
The damaging material that had been released by Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, was one of the lynch-pins of the Democrats/media narrative that Assange’s released documents were obtained from the Russian government to torpedo Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
When the documents – mostly emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta – were released, most of the nation’s newsrooms focused on the source of the emails rather than the contents that showed a corrupt and hypocritical Democratic Party.
Assange claimed – and continues to claim – he received the documents from a high level employee of the DNC, Seth Conrad Rich. The 27-year-old Rich was murdered on the streets of Washington, D.C. under very suspicious circumstances, made more suspicious by the fact that none in the elite news media covered the killing or the police and coroner’s investigations.
According to the few news reports during the election campaign that covered the story, the Democratic Party’s up-and-coming executive, Seth Conrad Rich, died after he was shot multiple times three blocks east of Howard University Hospital, said members of the Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday, July 11. They attributed Rich’s killing to a robbery gone wrong.
However, the medical examiner’s finding were highly suspicious since Rich was said to have been beaten and then shot in the back of his head. The alleged robbers – still unknown – also failed to take anything of value from Rich’s lifeless body.
WikiLeaks’ gadfly Julian Assange implied during an interview that the murdered Democratic National Committee staffer was his source for a trove of damaging emails his rogue website posted just days before the Democratic National Convention.
Seth Conrad Rich was the Voter Expansion Data Director at the DNC and had been working on exposing the recent cases of election fraud and voter suppression during the primaries around the country, according to his LinkedIn.com listing.
Some Internet web sites that cover politics have said Rich was a whistleblower who discovered irregularities in Democratic Party voting patterns.
Jack Burkman, a professional lobbyist with numerous Washington, DC, contacts told the media Sunday that he will appear at a press conference later thismonth with Joel and Mary Rich in order to call on the public to come forward with any information about the case. Seth Rich held a managerial position at the DNC and part of his job was investigating fraud and other misconduct in the election process for the Democrats.Yet, his murder received minimal news coverage and a tepid police investigation that attributed Rich’s death to a robbery gone wrong.
Burkman is also offering a new $100,000 dollar reward out of his own pocket for any information that leads to the apprehension of the killers. His reward is in addition to those already being offered by Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department ($25,000) and by Wikileaks ($20,000). Wikileaks founder and director Julian Assange has embraced several conspiracy theories surrounding Rich’s murder. Assange believes, based on reading thousands of pages of Hillary Clinton’s and the DNC’s emails, that Rich wasn’t killed in a random robbery.