According to an in depth One American News Network special report on Sunday, Brad Bauman, the spokesman for Seth Rich’s family, is affiliated with Democratic causes and politicians and has frequently criticized Donald Trump and Republicans.
Bauman is a well-known left-wing operative and a partner for the activist group The Pastorum Group in Washington, D.C.
The case involves Wikileaks’ release of upwards of 44,000 pages of internal Democratic National Committee emails last summer, with Russia being accused of being the source. However, just days after the Wikileaks document dump, a Democratic Party staffer, 27-year-old Seth Rich, was killed as he walking to his Washington, D.C., home. While the incident received minimal attention, several retired law enforcement officers have said the leak’s connection to the DNC’s Rich is highly suspicious
Now some lawmakers are raising questions about these events.
“I do not believe that the evidence at this time proves that the Russians are the ones who hacked the DNC. We have heard every report from the intelligence groups that are making their reports and they have weasel words in them, and they are based on opinion based on someone who is probably a strong liberal democrat,” says Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California.
The allegations of Russians hacking the DNC email server seem to be based on mere conjecture, says Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. And Rohrabacher believes other possible alleged sources of the computer breach — potentially including murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich — should be investigated.
“Whoever it could be, we need to look into it and verify. The fact that the young man’s death has not been followed by an investigation that would even be in place for an ordinary murder is very suspicious to me,” the Republican lawmaker stated.
Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold — also a House Republican — has openly wondered whether or not the intrusion into the DNC computer server may have been an inside job, potentially by any DNC staffer like Seth Rich.
“I think it should definitely be a part of the investigation. It’s an alternative theory and any good investigation looks at alternative theories,” noted Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas). “We need to investigate all the options. A lot of the allegations about Russia and some of the allegations about President Trump now are all coming from un-named sources. Sources suggesting it was an inside job are probably just as valid as somebody not willing to give their name.”
This fact was something that WikiLeaks took pains to make sure people knew on May 16 when Bauman, representing the Rich family, fired back at a conservative private investigator who made unproven – and now recanted – allegations to a local Washington D.C. Fox affiliate about WikiLeaks and Rich. WikiLeaks called Bauman a “professional Democrat.”