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

Tyler Durden's picture

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.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
delmar Jackson's picture

Calm down everybody. if the Russians or North koreans wil not make you stop digging up stuff we want buried then it is time to bring out the ebola plague to refocus the motley mob.

adampeart's picture

Don't forget, Zika is making its come back too!

J J Pettigrew's picture

Who would benefit from his death?

File this with Vince Foster..

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

Murdered by the NWO.......only going to get worse people...only going to get worse. 

MrBoompi's picture

When trillions are at stake, lives become very cheap.  

xrxs's picture

Indeed.  Start thinking this way, and the cognitive dissonance starts to clear. RIP Seth and many others.

Soph's picture

Hitlary and crew getting away with another murder? Trump the Flipper let her walk right after his victory...doubtful anyone in government will follow this one through. 

Bernard_2011's picture

Oh well, I guess the combined "intelligence" of the "17 intelligence agencies" didn't bother looking into Seth Rich before they issued their "high confidence assessment" about Russia and Wikileaks.


It really bolsters my "confidence" in them.  


Going forward I will unconditionally believe everything they say with "confidence".  They really know what they are doing.

Savyindallas's picture

It was an honest mistake. Putin fooled them all. He deliberately mislead and fed false info to US Intelligence, so as to put Trump in hot water-to help Hillary win the White House. Don't be fooled  -the Russian uranium deal with Hillary was very important to the Russians. Putin no doubt killed Seth Rich for spilling the beans and jeopardizing the presidency for his man in Washington  -Hillary. No wonder Trump isn't getting along with Putin. 

FoggyWorld's picture

Again it was Schweitzer in his book _Clinton Cash_ who exposed the uranium story - way before Seth Rich was killed.

What Rich had was access to the Podesta DNC files that were published by WL almost two weeks before Rich died.


Haitian Snackout's picture

Of course there is nothing to stop us from doing a bit of digging. Lessee, born to Jewish parents with no name in Nebraska, he attended a Jesuit University before being made DNC expansion data director and then catapulted to fame. Nope, nothing to see here....move along.

adampeart's picture

Why would intelligence be bothered with a random armed robbery gone bad? LOL

Mzhen's picture

The Texan had the story on crisis manager Bauman way back on August 11th.

Democratic 'Crisis Communications' PR Agent Hired to Shut Down Seth Rich "Conspiracy Theories"

Savyindallas's picture

So I guess Putin killed Seth Rich  -in retaliation for jeopardizing the sweet uranium deal the Russians had with Hillary.

FoggyWorld's picture

Nope because that came out way before Rich was murdered in the book _Clinton Cash_.

Feel it Reel it's picture

The Clinton Foundation was a money laundering scheme of epic proportions which also involved numerous Congressmen.....and Seth Rich knew it......

Expat's picture

Apply the ZH Formula to this story: negative reporting about the opposition party = false news.  Oh, sorry, that only applies when it's the democrats criticizing the right.  LOL. Carry on, safe and secure in your Bunker of Blind Allegiance.

sheikurbootie's picture

Liberal heads exploding!

This actually makes sense to have an insider "hack" a computer.  The "Russia did it" lie was from the crowd that couldn't point to where DPNK is located.

Throw Hillary in jail anyway. 

Smedley's Butler's picture

Very cool. This is great news.


Altho I am sure it will be countered with more insane and fantastical news.

Anarchyteez's picture

Already is. The Trump Russia classified info leak.

lakecity55's picture

Clinton had the guy assassinated.

The USG needs to be Purged.

A rope leash's picture

A man was murdered in cold blood. Who tells the police to stand down on this?


The reptile theory is really starting to make sense.

giorgioorwell's picture

Fox News has as much credibiity as difference between the two. 

Anarchyteez's picture

His nam was Seth Rich! And it was blatant tit for tat leak murder.

DjangoCat's picture

You seem to be supporting the criminal cabal.  Do you mean to?  Are you one of them?

Chaos_Theory's picture

If you haven't figured it out yet, there are no un-biased "news" organizations anymore.  Yellow journalism never went away, they just rebranded themselves and improved their psyop TTPs.  I don't mind Fox when they report on anything shady on the "D" side because they're the only game in town to not have the starting ideological position that the American "D" party is good and pure.  Conversly, I prefer their counter-part MSNBC for critiques of the "R" party for the same reason. 

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

I will keep posting this..the real rock hard spying case,,is of course ignored:

"Imran Awan and his two brothers, Jamal and Abid, are at the center of an investigation that deals with, among other things, allegations of illegal access.  They have been barred from the House of Representatives network.

A member of Congress expressed concern that, “they may have stolen data from us.”

All three of the Pakistani brothers had been employed by Democrats. The offices that employed them included HPSCI minority members Speier, Carson and Joaquín Castro. Congressman Castro, who also sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, utilized the services of Jamal Moiz Awan. Speier and Carson’s offices utilized Imran Awan."

where's the huma laptop?? dir comey, oh

FoggyWorld's picture

Where is the Rich laptop??  Dir. Comey, oh wait ... lol.

paint it red call it hell's picture

Once again a observation of mine on life holds true.

If you stick your head above the hole, it is usually taken off, some holes being obviously more dangerous than others.

SantaClaws's picture

The NSA/CIA monitors all emails, thus likely discovered Seth Rich's leak, and decided he had to be stopped/punished.  As in the case of Vince Foster, the Clintons were the indirect beneficiaries of the hit, but they probably didn't need to order it.  They knew the NSA/CIA's interests were aligned with theirs when it happened.  Probably also the same scenario with Ron Brown (murdered in Kosovo) and countless others.

RIP Seth Rich.  Bless you for having a conscience and acting on it.

One lesson here:  perhaps encrypt emails like these and send them from an untraceable email account.

FoggyWorld's picture

And it's interesting that Mike Pompeo just recently started to attack Assange who would quite likely have actual proof of the contacts between WL and Rich.   Trump "loved" Wikileaks and needs to start putting the pieces together.

Anarchyteez's picture

God bless you Seth.

Will the Clinton body count ever stop?

If the Clintons go to prison I'm sure they'll be killing inside. They can't and won't stop.

Bastiat's picture

They'll stop when they have nothing to pay with.

jughead's picture

But of course Rich wasn't murdered for political reasons...and I am Gunga Fucking Din!

indaknow's picture

There is more to this story than Seth Rich giving emails to Wikileaks about collusion among the dnc to give Hillary the nomination.  Much more. 

Goldbugger's picture

I am amazed that nothing came of the Podesta files.

SRV's picture

One had Podesta saying he had no problem "making an example" of anyone leaking BEFORE the obvious hit... he was alive for some time and gave up other names... remember the top WikiLeaks people being killed last year.

Hillary was doing a lot more than just running the worst presidential campaign ever... 

Well Cuomo at CNN (Reptile) did do a segment on why the plebs can't read them because they were stolen by the Russians it's a crime to read them. But no worries, he'll report on what is fit for the ears of Mr Global's slaves.

DjangoCat's picture

You need to be offended, really pissed.

Panic Mode's picture

Tell me which part of politicians are not the same as mafia??

warpigs's picture

This guy tried to clip one of the wings of the govie bird and lost his life because of it. Pretty savage stuff here.

Ckierst1's picture

It seems like this fellow was enough of a real patriot that he couldn't countenance some of the stuff that the co-opted DNC / Clintonista Crime Family was doing and sang to Wikileaks.  If so, he died as a soldier for some bit of liberty, and should be recognized as such.  In reality, every man, woman and child in the USA is now effectively a soldier, particularly if they resist serfdom.  Any of us can become expendable under the wrong circumstance (9/11 flights, Ukrainian false flag shoot downs, Koresh bulldoze overs, NYC takeoff missile incidents, oopsie SWAT residential invasions, academic/event/public transportation terrorism, government sponsored/condoned race violence, etc. ad nauseam).

ironmace's picture

Now we need to link this to HRC. 

DjangoCat's picture

There is already a steaming pile to link to HRC and zippo is happening.

Yars Revenge's picture

Why doesn't Trump go after these fuckers?

I mean he's literally being handed the Dems heads on a silver platter...

Anarchyteez's picture

That's a goddamned good question. Wtf DJT?!

Take all these murdering pedos down now!

adampeart's picture

Are you prepared to hear how "evil and vindictive " he is for the next year were he to do so?

SummerSausage's picture

Patience, grasshopper.  There are a lot of alligators in that swamp. They took decades to breed and grow. You can't kill them all overnight.