Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report

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For the past several months, Democrats have based their "Resist 45" movement on unsubstantiated assertions that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby 'stealing' the White House from Hillary Clinton.  Day after day we've all suffered through one anonymously sourced, "shock" story after another from the New York Times and/or The Washington Post with new allegations of the 'wrongdoing'.

But, new evidence surfacing in the Seth Rich murder investigation may just quash the "Russian hacking" conspiracy theory.  According to a new report from Fox News, it was former DNC staffer Seth Rich who supplied 44,000 DNC emails to WikiLeaks and not some random Russian cyber terrorist, as we've all been led to believe. 

According to Fox News, though admittedly via yet another anonymous FBI source, Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, an American investigative reporter and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.  According to Fox News sources, federal law enforcement investigators found 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments sent between DNC leaders from January 2015 to May 2016 that Rich shared with WikiLeaks before he was gunned down on July 10, 2016. 

The Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., street just steps from his home had leaked thousands of internal emails to WikiLeaks, law enforcement sources told Fox News.


A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich 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.

Then, on July 22, just 12 days after Rich was killed, WikiLeaks published internal DNC emails that appeared to show top party officials conspiring to stop Bernie Sanders  from becoming the party’s presidential nominee. As we've noted before, the DNC's efforts to block Sanders resulted in Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as DNC chairperson.



These new revelations seem to be consistent with the findings of Rod Wheeler, a former DC homicide detective and Fox News contributor, whose private investigation firm was hired by Rich’s family to probe the case.

"My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks," Wheeler told Fox News. "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."


“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.”


The botched robbery theory, which police have pursued for nearly a year, isn’t panning out, Wheeler said. Two assailants caught on a grainy video tape from a camera posted outside a grocery mart, shot Rich twice in his back, but did not take his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.

As you'll recall, Rich's death has been shrouded in mystery from the start as he was reportedly shot from behind in the wee hours of the morning but was not robbed of the nearly $2,000 worth of cash and jewelry on his body at the time. 

Rich had been at Lou’s City Bar a couple of miles from his home until about 1:15 a.m. 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.

Shortly thereafter, Julian Assange implied that Seth Rich was, in fact, a source for WikiLeaks and offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to his killer.


Per the Washington Examiner, Rich's family issued the following statement, via a 'spokesman', regarding the recent Fox News reports saying they have seen no evidence of the alleged emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks:

"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 statement said. "Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered and we've seen that those interest 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 void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth's murderers. The services of the private investigator who spoke to the 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."

But, as WikiLeaks noted, the family's "spokesman" is none other than Democrat crisis PR consultant Brad Bauman.


Seems that not everyone within the FBI is on board with the "Russian hacking" narrative and are finally starting to come forward.

Finally, we find it 'shocking' that while the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, etc are all too eager to regurgitate each others anonymously sourced stories that are critical of Trump, not a single one of them had a single reference of this Fox News bombshell on their website at the time this article was published.

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back to basics's picture

Yeah, Trump, "the Clintons are good people", you orange fuck. You perpetrated fraud on an entire nation zionist asshole. 

mofreedom's picture

And Kim Jung Un s a "smart cookie".

Flattery can get you far.


RedDwarf's picture

So, won't be long before someone claims Seth was working for the Russians and they ordered the hit to cover up their tracks and to place the blame on the DNC.

Bernard_2011's picture

So should we now REPLACE the "Russia investigation" with an investigation into whether the Democrats had the Wikileaks leaker murdered?  


Is that what we should be looking at now?

jet20's picture

The biggest smoke screen to hide this political assassination and the criminal depth of the HRC scandal, brought to you by the ever more anxious elites and their buddies at the lyin' press:


centerline's picture

Hmmm... getting closer and closer each day to some of the big dogs in all this turning on each other.  No honor among thieves... just concerns about the thieving (via who has dirt on who). 

JustPastPeacefield's picture

We all knew this was no random DC homicide. Now we're starting to get the evidence. This won't wash away so easily. Looks like his family can't be bought off either. Hopefully there are some honest people in the FBI.

American politics gets uglier every day. 

edwardoplunkett's picture

If the brothers will kill you for a pork chop...

PitBullsRule's picture

Who cares?  The Democrats aren't in control of the country.  Murder all of them you want, it doesn't matter, murder murder murder!  Go ahead and whack any one of them you want!  The more the merrier.  Whack some republicans while you're at it.  Whack the president too!  

Mroex's picture

This was my humble opinion all along. When I heard last year he was found dead with his cash, wallet, expensive jewelry , well give me a fucking break, I am supposed to believe that was a robbery???? 

I also read that he was an IT type for the campaign, this means he had administrative rights to the servers, so copying e-mails would be a simple task, he would not even have to hack.


But I know this will go nowhere, the deep state will just let it peter out , waiting for it to be forgotten with the new news cycle. Oh well, I am old enough to remeber when everyone, even a President was subject to the law. Now it's one set of laws for us and anything goes for them. Glad I don't have much more to go. I rather be dead than live under what this current trend forecasts.

I am convinced this will all be explained away with the bullshit story that Seth worked for The Kremlin and they murdered him to cover their tracks. Don't get your hopes up that this will lead to any truthful investigation. If a total amatuer like me can come up with that excuse, think what they will come up with and how they will be very convincing that this kid simply worked for Puti et al

Warthog777's picture

I wonder if the hospital where he was taken while still alive, was one of the targets of the recent "ransomware" phising expeditions?

Salsa Verde's picture

I call your Russia Gate and raise you an assassination.

youngman's picture

Silence in the MSM....just silence

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I sense I am going to end up saying this a lot: It's not what they print, it's what they don't print.

Herodotus's picture

It is in the WAshington Times now.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

WikiLeaks is going to have to release a lot of new leaks to corroborate the truthfullness of its previous leaks. As Ron Paul said recently, "We need a lot more whistle blowers." And the Trump administration and AG Session make prosecuting the founder of WikiLeaks a "priority." Of course it is. Some of us know why this would be the case.  Blow that whistle at your own peril, son.

Shibboleth's picture

The swamp is drained even further.

In your face Hitlery!!

Catullus's picture

Blocking a murder investigation actually is a crime. It's called obstruction of justice. And this is on a murder case. This person deserves justice. If this is a coverup by the FBI, those people need to be indicted.

Now it's time for a special prosecutor, Senator Schumer

D.C. Code 22-727 a-4

A person commits the offense of obstruction of justice if that person ... injures or threatens to injure any person or his or her property on account of the person or any other person giving to a criminal investigator in the course of any criminal investigation information related to a violation of any criminal statue in effect in the District of Columbia.

shimmy's picture

It's a shame that Wikileaks won't outright say that Seth was behind the leaks. I understand the whole protecting of sources deal within the media but you have a situation here where millions of dollars are being wasted on this Russia bullshit and also the threat a war breaks out over it that could result in many thousands of deaths. Is war breaking out over nothing really worth that?

Common sense should trump supposed journalistic integrity, especially in this case where the guy was murdered and his murder was surely tied to this which I am sure Assange & co are almost certain of. Staying quiet to me kind of says they are cool with him being killed for leaking them info rather than looking to get him justice, or at least try to get him justice. 

Mroex's picture

Yes I agree with you 100%, the guy is dead reveal his name. I can only assume Assange is concerned that if he does so, "they" will go after his family. But Assange did put up a very large cash reward, so in essence is that not a way of saying it was Seth Rich?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I suspect that this was just one portion of the series of leaks that happened in the lead-up to the election. Still, I think I agree with your point. If his murder was tied to the release of information, this should trump "protection of sources and methods" arguments. Plus, the source can no longer be "protected." He's deceased. Was, in fact, murdered. The fact he was murdered just after releasing a trove of emails some people would surely prefer not to be released might just be a "coincidence." But then again, maybe it's not. This is why you have investigations. To find out such things.

FoggyWorld's picture

While I wish Assange would change his mind on this, he has stated that he does not ever confirm the identity of a leaker.   That offers comfort to those who provide WL with information to publish and that is important.

However, in this very specific case, I do think Julain Assange could help us all get to the end of the story.   But he has now a new problem in that out of nowhere Mike Pompeo of the CIA has recently declared war on Assange.   If Julian provides us with the complete truth he has to worry that the CIA will nail his coffin shut.

Loanman26's picture

Its all one big negotiation. How much longer can Assange be in asylum?

You let this go , we let that go.

Then we go on our merry ways.

Ned Zeppelin's picture

I agree. Wikileaks should come out and say Rich was the source, provide the emails, etc. to prove it. He is dead, so you can't compromise him. But their slience enables those who would deny Rich, rather than the "Russians," were the source, which seems likely and hastened Rich's demise.

az_patriot's picture

The retards in the MSM aren't reporting this bombshell.  They're too busy trying to figure out how to cover it up or twist it into something else.

DollarMenu's picture

They are just waiting for the new script to read.

Any of MSM that is visible comes from central casting.

Thom Paine's picture

Bullets in the back. Sounds like a typical assasination by DNC operatives.

americanreality's picture

DNC??  Are you watching what is going on right now with Trump?   McCain, Lindsay Graham, the whole Republican establishment have joined hands with "democrats".  This is above the two phony parties, this is about controlling our entire elections top to bottom.  Political parties are for little people.  


Think larger than the DNC.  

Ryan Langemeyer's picture

Possibly, but the Clintonistas are an angry and crazed bunch. I don't put it past either Clinton  or the Podestas to have ordered the killing.

tmosley's picture

The traitors in the Republican Party will face justice at their own time, but for now we have clear evidence of conspiracy to commit murder by a criminal organization. We must prosecute that FIRST.

DollarMenu's picture

You have to realize that the R's are fed from the same trough as the D's.

There is no difference.

chubbar's picture

You are right, this is PEDO gate shit involving top politicians and officials from both parties.

saldulilem's picture

He's Russian though, right?

Herodotus's picture

Yes, Seth Rich's grandparents were Russian Jews.  That is the critical link.

CorneliuCodreanu's picture

(((Rich))) was probably a mole within DNC planted by Trump's Kosher Nostra. See The (((Dubious Friends))) of Donald Trump

Countrybunkererd's picture

Even if your ludicrous statement were true does that justify killing him, asshat?

Bernardo Gui's picture

Nothing to see here folks. Keep moving. Nothing to see here!

Thom Paine's picture

Sethyilvich Richamanivov

Calculus99's picture

Give it 24-48 hours and the words 'North Korea' are bound to turn up somewhere. 

They only have the 2 bogey men, the nasty Russians and the mad N. Koreans. If Pablo Escobar was still alive they'd probably use the 'cartels' as well. 

az_patriot's picture

That gross sound you hear in the background is Killary crapping her granny panties. 

Stan522's picture


So, what does this tell us....

 The democrat party, or perhaps the Clinton killing machine murdered Seth Rich to stop the leak

 The Russian story is a complete farce and was created by the democrats to throw off people from the truth and undermine the current POTUS

 The media is culpable in all of this because they continue to report FAKE news on Russia and Trump

az_patriot's picture

Yup.  We don't have a "news media" anymore.  What we have are paid propagandists masquerading as journalists.  They hate their own country and are taught to believe that any lie is worth the advancement of the liberal cause.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

My question is when did the "liberal establishment" throw in with the war-mongering "Neoconservatives?" Invading, attacking, bombing, occupying, nation-building in countries 5,000 miles from our borders doesn't exactly free up federal funds for welfare programs in our country.

Ryan Langemeyer's picture

Read my lips.......... Bill Clinton.

barysenter's picture

Wilson - WW1
Truman - Korea
LBJ - Vietnam
Carter - East Timor

DollarMenu's picture

Az_patriot, you give them too much credit.

It's a paycheck for them.

They read the script with appropriate annotated emotion, collect the money, and that's it.

"Journalist" is only the role they play, their job description is "actor".

Thom Paine's picture

Everybody knows who killed Seth Richards and why, just as they know the whole Russia-Trump thing is just invented nonsense.