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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Seasmoke's picture

Didn't Podesta already authorize the killing. The real Godfather. 

Bernardo Gui's picture

Hmm. He was wearing a $2000 necklace. He is obviously gay and was blackmailed by Trump and the Russians to steal emails for them to use to discredit Clinton. Then he killed himself because he couldn't live with the shame. Or something like that.

aliens is here's picture

PI is going to retract the claim soon or he'll be getting mugged and shot.

frontierland's picture


So, Seth Rich was working for the Russians?

Dilluminati's picture

Snitches get stitches, just saying.  

You're not going to change the historical fact that power hungry people are greedy.   

Sad, idealistic and young and dead.

Elizabeth's court were displeased by the publication. Circulation of this pamphlet was prohibited, and Stubbs, his printer, and publisher were tried at Westminster, found guilty of "seditious writing", and sentenced to have their right hands cut off by means of a cleaver driven through the wrist by a mallet. Initially Queen Elizabeth had favored the death penalty but was persuaded by adviser John Jovey to opt for the lesser sentence. The printer was subsequently pardoned by Elizabeth, but in the case of Stubbs and his publisher the sentence was carried out, and Stubbs' right hand was cut off on 3 November 1579. At the time Stubbs protested his loyalty to the Crown, and immediately before the public dismemberment delivered a shocking pun: "Pray for me now my calamity is at hand."[3] 

Historical first "lulz"

Just saying the stuff is above people's paygrade and you are going to bring down upon yourself a world of hurt.  This is a game you don't want to interject yourself into, best to stay in the stands and stay off the field.  But ohhh no somebody is going to run out onto a football field... ooops

Thom Paine's picture

Seems to me there is just enough there to set up a Grand Jury....

RealityCheque's picture

"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."

Who the fuck is "we"?! No right minded person ever believed there was any Russian link and knew full well that Mr Rich was the source. Next step is the MSM will attempt to character-assassinate him and his family. "Shoot the messenger" and all that. Usual cunt behaviour from the daily bullshitters. Also curious that the WaPo went hot 'n heavy with the "Trump shares classified info with Lavrov, OMG!!" story just as this was breaking. Could the attempt at distraction be any more fucking obvious?

HIS NAME WAS SETH RICH. A true patriot in every sense of the word. And he will be avenged.

Pol Pot's picture

NYTimes Headline tomorrow: The Russians killed Seth Rich....Putin pissed because he went to Wikileaks...

Cutter's picture

This is the real story, makes the Trump release pale in comparison.  How is it possible that this hasn't come out, if it has been known to the Government since May 2016?  Would indicate a conspiracy to keep it from coming out, in order to advance the "Russia did it" campaign.

If this is true, alot of people are going to have some explaining to do.  And it destroys the "blame it on Russia" campaign. 

RealityCheque's picture

When you say "some explaining to do", I assume you mean "standing trial for first degree murder"?

Cutter's picture

I was thinking more of the intelligence officials who published a report, and testified under oath publicly, that it was the Russians.  

We will see if this pans out.  It will all hinge on the credibility of Fox's "federal investigator" source.  The Private Investigator hasn't seen any of the emails, he is getting info third hand.  I would think Fox would have vetted this source.

If this is true, its explosive.

Mike Masr's picture

So the fucking fake news is proved to be fake news and the US intelligence community narrative that Russia gave the emails to Julian Assange is exposed as a BALD FACED LIE!!!

Fuck the deep state criminals and fuck the warmongering neocons!!!!  

Ryan Langemeyer's picture

Bold words, ......... but when do you take to the streets?

The Gladiator's picture

"Proved"? Because of annonymous sources cited by MSM? I voted Trump, but some of you guys swallow the pill everyrime.

FoggyWorld's picture

One source wasn't anonymous:  Julian Assange.

The Gladiator's picture

Trump's new tweet: I TOLD you I loved wikileaks!"

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Trump will get an investigation going, unless, "everyone has been through enough".....

Haitian Snackout's picture

44,053.......88.......Nuff Said. For those of you who are still asleep this means " This is us " No need to waste company time reading further. PS... Code Blue trolls! Bettah hurry!

cat2005's picture

Didn't Wikileaks or someone else already confirm it was Rich who provided Wikileaks the DNC data?

Hip2BSquare's picture

Pedosta email -- " I'm definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it.

CheapBastard's picture

The crimes are so blatant and outrageous, that's why the Dems and Media are in a panic to fabrciate a new Fake News stroy every day to distract from the blood thirsty killers in the DNC and soros groups.

CorneliuCodreanu's picture

Same people who are covering up pedogate. 

Bernard_2011's picture

The media is so now "all in" on the "Russia story", it would be too publicly humiliating for them to devote ANY attention to this "Wikileaks leaker" report.


This would mean ADMITTING to brainwashing the public with FAKE NEWS for the past year.  


In which case, who then exactly has been "undermining democracy"???



Mroex's picture

Open appeal to Julien Assange

Dear Mr. Assange,

A potential source of yours was murdered. Obviously you also believe it was murder, why else did Wikileaks offer a very large cash reward for information concerning Mr. Rich's death? If Wikileaks truly exists to make public hidden truths, than please rethink this situation, The man is dead, that relieves you of any obligation to protect him as a source. Think of the greater good, break your own rules but bring crashing down the house of cards .vs. fanatically sticking to your self imposed rule, even when the source was murdered and allow the deep state to get off scott free


Please re-think this Mr. Assange. 

MickV's picture

And... the "Russia hacked the US Election" Canard goes up in flames.

tx_libtard's picture

Man, such timing that this comes along the day after Trump lets slip some classified intel to the Russians in the Oval Office, yes?  What are the odds?

You've got Wheeler, a Fox News hack, spouting off his own suspicions here, basically.  He has no proof, just his opinion.  Who hired him to investigate this, cause it doesn't sound like the family did.  And even though he's on record as a paid Fox News talking head, I'm sure I can trust his word, right?  Sure ;)

And I thought you guys had no tolerance for leaks from within the Federal government.  Right?  Oh, only when it's bad news for your "team".  I get it now.


RealityCheque's picture

You could make the same argument with the stories reversed.

Funny how the seth rich story broke first though, then the WaPo went to print with a story filled with anonymous sources and unverified "facts".

Now go cash that ShareBlue cheque.

tx_libtard's picture

Well, you've got some DC Fox affiliate vs the WaPo, so. . . do the math there.  I didn't know that this story had broke first, but again, considering the sources of said story, I'm not surprised it's not getting play.  Just like the WaPo story didn't get play on Fox News.  

Gilford's picture

I get what you're saying, but Assange has all but come straight out and said Seth was their guy.  You can't just explain that away because FOX is using one of their guys to hype the story.. or that FOX's timing is designed to run interference for the Trumpster.

Given the rather obvious circumstances, the story should have legs but so far the left-press ignores it.  

tx_libtard's picture

I mean I see your point about Assange, but this is the same Wikileaks that's looked like a propaganda arm of the Russian Federation for the better part of two years, so I'll take his word with a grain of salt.  There's nothing here that hasn't been floated before, it's just repackaged with a new anonymous source.  I didn't think you guys gave credence to anonymous sources.  

sheikurbootie's picture

A fool and their mind are soon parted.

tx_libtard's picture

A fool and his money are so soon parted is how it goes, I think.  Remember that next time you're in the voting booth pulling that lever for guys who want to take you health insurance, your parent's (or your own) Medicare and Social Security, your overtime pay.  

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

ol tx leave it to tx to be dumb and blind, to hillary's crimes..over decades of corruption ol tx see's nuthin- sell USA uranium to russia, ol tx say nuffin..get millions in kick backs to clinton inc, ol tx see's nuthin..fuck off and die you antifa gangsta.

tx_libtard's picture

You understand that Clinton Cash was just written by Schweizer to seprarate you from your money, right?  Just like Alex Jones tells you about this shit and then sells you supplements, right?  These people are just taking your money.

tx_libtard's picture

Sure, the library is free, and is a wonderful public service.  You can find Clinton Cash in the fiction section.  ;)

tx_libtard's picture

I think this might be my best score ever.  A big thank you to all the right wing crazies who made this all possible! :)

Anarchyteez's picture

You've got it backwards asshat.

The Russia nothing burger story is cover to Seth's murder and leak.

Bernard_2011's picture

Why doesn't Attorney General Jeff Sessions get on the case then?  He has authority over the FBI.


You would think Trump would have the highest motivation of anyone in the world to definitively discredit the "Russia story" ONCE AND FOR ALL.  Finding out the truth with Seth Rich would do it.


Forget about the diversions with marijuana and Assange prosecutions....

Give Me Some Truth's picture

The "tell" about the Establishment is that prosecuting Assange has become a "priority" of our government. They fear WikiLeaks because WikiLeaks is about the only source that is exposing what really goes on behind the Deep State's curtain. My guess is that they have hit only the tip of the iceberg of potentially explosive revelations. So they must be shut down.

Hamm Jamm's picture

YEP ..   WE alll knew this from the start !      FBI protecting Clinton and covering up their Murders


Planet Sucko !


Peter K's picture

It really was the Flight 93 election followed by the second American Revolution.


smacker's picture

Wheeler: "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."

As circumstantial evidence builds up on Seth's murder, you have to wonder what power or dirt any one of these people have over DC Police and/or FBI that's sufficient to block a murder investigation.

#pizzagate comes to mind.

Farmer Joe in Brooklyn's picture

The DC police said they also did an investigation on Pizzagate.

Can we call bullshit without being called crazy conspiracy theorists now..?

smacker's picture

ha-ha. My gut instinct tells me that they haven't even scratched the surface of #pizzagate. It's likely a huge scandal that includes VIPs from other countries.

sauldaddy's picture

The same dirt and power they have over EVER American thanks to NSA survveilance and the Zionist controlled legal system. Ever American commits three felonies a day thanks to the Jew legal system. Combine that with illegal NSA spying and they have us all by the nuts. Thats what Snowden was trying to warn us about.

You Commit Three Felonies a Day Laws have become too vague and the concept of intent has disappeared.

smacker's picture

Yeah, it's all about dirt "control files".

I guess if someone in the DC police or FBI has a senior position he would rather rollover than risk his career, pension and marriage.

barysenter's picture

Only 3? Pretty sure I think more than that before the coffee hits.

albatross01's picture

17 intelligence agencies? ? Where are they who continue to say that the Russian government hacked the DNC ? 

mc888's picture

17 intelligence agencies that couldn't stop a hacker? They should all be fired for incompetence.