Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Was In Contact With Wikileaks Says Former DC Homicide Detective

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Submitted by ZeroPointNow

It's been close to a year since Seth Rich, the 27 year old computer expert who worked for the DNC, was murdered - shot twice in the back without anything of value taken from him.  Rich was found alive and in shock before he bled out - his death ruled nothing more than a botched robbery.

Many believe Rich was a victim retaliation for being the source who provided Wikileaks with a trove of DNC emails. Rumors were fueled by the odd circumstances surrounding his death, the sudden retirement of D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier five weeks after the murder, and an email John Podesta sent to Hillary's inner circle about making an example of a suspected leaker.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the Rich family hired a private investigator - Rich Wheeler, a former D.C. homicide detective who says evidence on Seth Rich's laptop suggests he was in contact with WikiLeaks prior to his death. Of note, Wheeler does not have possession of the laptop in question - however he said specific information will be released on Tuesday (5/16). 

Furthermore, Wheeler believes there has been a cover-up:

"The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven't been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”


When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That's confirmed."


"I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ -Fox5

So a former D.C. homicide detective, hired by the Rich family, claims he was told directly by a source within D.C. police that they were told to stand down.

It also casts doubt on the Russian hacking narrative...

Furthermore, Wheeler said there's more to come:

I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor's office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].


Let's not forget Julian Assange heavily implied that Seth Rich was a source, and Wikileaks offered a $130,000 reward for information leading to the murderer:

Tying together with Dr. Pie's narrative

Right before the election Dr. Steve Pieczenik - ex deputy Sec. of State under Kissinger - told the world that the Wikileaks releases were part of a 'counter-coup' in which elements within the US Intelligence community decided Hillary Clinton and the globalist interests she represented couldn't be allowed to reach the Oval Office. In response, US citizens - not Russia, gave the DNC / Podesta / Hillary emails to Wikileaks for a timed release schedule during the 2016 Presidential race.


How Wikileaks changed the course of history

When the Wikileaks were released, there was no table of contents or any other guide. Instead, these were raw – DKIM verified emails, which would take nothing short of a massive crowd-sourced effort to process and decipher. Within days however, dots were rapidly being connected across various message boards – mostly 4chan and Reddit’s “The_Donald”. New discoveries reached massive audiences through digital megaphones provided by social media giants Twitter and Facebook, and eventually made it into the mainstream. 

The results of the online efforts were staggering, as the world witnessed revelations of “Pay for Play” by Clinton Foundation donors who funded ISIS, the DNC cheating against Bernie Sanders, MSM collusion with the Clinton campaign, Hillary’s dreams of open borders, “unaware and compliant” citizens, #SpiritCooking, Wet Works, and evidence of Aliens and Zero Point Energy – (either that or a completely insane Edgar Mitchell (15052)).

Back to detective Wheeler and Seth Rich

If Seth Rich was in fact one of Wikileaks' sources, it's far less of a stretch to conclude that he was murdered. Moreover, what's left of the Russian hacking narrative is now - in my opinion, moot. More to come Tuesday, when this could get even more interesting.

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Thom Paine's picture

I am still wondering who the DNC had murdered which the Wet Works email most certainly indicates.

Troy Ounce's picture



Break if fucking open. Let the puss come out. Only then this will heal

nmewn's picture

"Stop these reckless investigations now!" - Chuck Schumer ;-)

securitized-debt's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet...

lakecity55's picture

^^^ Please quit spamming our site, Hillary. ^^^

And give Sheikh Hasina's money back to her. Bangladesh is poor.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



What is the statutes of limitations on murder again?

N2OJoe's picture

For us or someone named Clinton?

Giant Meteor's picture

Correct ..

Reminds me of another movie scene, Dances With Wolves. Crude mule skinner, exclaims after finding bleached skeleton on the open prarie, with an old injun arrow through it's bony rib cage, "and somewhere folks back home are sayin,  now WHY don't he write!"  laughs manically at the thought .... Everything eventually, goes down the memory hole, it seems.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust ..

What hope in the world, that criminals themselves shall serve justice upon the land ..

A more practical approach, would be a go fund me account, to contribute to those skilled in "the craft" or of course, simply let nature takes it's course. Funny thing that. I have known many good souls, good earthly souls, never hurt or wished ill on other's a day in their life, well loved, well missed, thought of daily, and yet these evil lawless fucks, dominate the news, day in, day out ..

It's groundhog day again campers ..

VinceFostersGhost's picture



It's groundhog day again campers ..



It's coooooold out there!

kralizec's picture

I like how it is John "password is password" Podesta flapping his yap so casually...

I hope when his rope snaps his damn head pops off!

bigkahuna's picture

I wager the so called "democrats" are just fine with this guy being assissinated. Therefore - no investigation - we all better switch to their party so we can do whatever the fuck we want.

edit: except give up insider information...then we get dead.

tmosley's picture

Fake news is stickied, but this isn't.


loves the truth's picture

All this crap on the politics and what is going on is discussed to the enth degree, when you cant see the forest through the trees!

Its all discusting, its not normal, its all insane... 


It must come to an end... and soon.

yogibear's picture

The same people that worship Satan. Pushing for WWIII. 

tmosley's picture

Stop paying attention to this story and instead pay attention to our slide story, goyim.

Nunyadambizness's picture

And, why not??  Just like Satan, they HATE us.  Why not kill a few million in a World War and thin out the herd, so to speak?    Besides, it won't affect the Ruling class, and the military industry group could use the revenue.  

May they all burn in Hell.

quadraspleen's picture

At this point, what difference does it make, if nobody who will actually do anything is listening?

99% of MSM=crickets

Pandrasus's picture

The fact is: anybody can quickly inform themselves just how evil and corrupt the elite that rules the West is. But as long as the vast majority of people are distracted by public entertainment (of which bipartisan politics is just another form) nothing will happen - no-one will be held accountable. 

quadraspleen's picture

so business as usual, then..Ho-hum

divingengineer's picture

Its actually a burden knowing how fucked up everything is.

nmewn's picture


And I just gotta say, using the vast, virtually unlimited resources & manpower of the federal government as the DNC's own personal political espionage & muck raking operation sets a very bad future these "assets" were to fall into the "wrong hands" say...Trump & Sessions...why, there's just no telling the amount damage & havoc that could be done.

They just never think that far ahead ;-)

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

Not that anything Obumboy and Clintstone were doing was anything other than immaculate, yes?

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Nuthin new. Karl Rove had his own IT guru set up all of the congressional servers in the early 2000s. The same guy he worked with to electronically steal OHIO in 2004(before he became a liability and was 'single engine plane crashed' a couple years later). You can be sure Rove knew everybodys business.

azusgm's picture

Not anymore. Year 2000 vintage servers are long gone and so are a great number of the members of congress from that era. The staffers are more likely to have persisted.

Rove doesn't need to control the servers when he controls the Speaker.

lakecity55's picture

"Those are not my fingerprints on the gun, officer! Let me clean it up for you!"
"Wait, Senator Schumer, you have erased all the prints!"
"Gosh, sorry."

nmewn's picture

"See! No evidence!"

Its a lot like Hillary's server isn't it?...

Step One: Review emails about to be subpoenaed with your unauthorized, non-security cleared personal attorney's.

Step Two: Delete all incriminating emails. 

Step Three: Reconsider the competence required to complete steps 1 & 2.

Step Four: Apply BleachBit, a sledgehammer and a blow torch ;-)

lakecity55's picture

"I was ordered to make the hit by Hitlary."
"Sorry, Senator Khazar, that is no excuse. Rope! Drop! Next!"

snr-moment's picture

comey sacked, and suddenly seth rich!

Max Cynical's picture

The morning Seth was murdered, it's been reported he was on his way to meet with the FBI...could it be possible the FBI is involved in the murder/coverup of Seth Rich?

thunderchief's picture

The Clinton crime family in action!  

New_Meat's picture

Anyone who is surprised at this, raise your hand.

If it shocks you, please go to your safe space immediately.

bigkahuna's picture

Im a little surprised that this story has been allowed back from the memory hole - Now I will be surprised when they go get all of the pizzagate monsters behind this.

jcaz's picture

I'm thinking that the timing here isn't just a coincidence with the rise of Hillary's bullshit operation yesterday.......  

They gave her a chance to walk away, she just won't...

I'll bet Obozo finds a reason to take another getaway trip to a non-extradition country in 3..2...1

Turbo_diesel's picture

I assume that is sarcasm since the email mentioning wet works was five days before Scalia "died in his sleep".

Thomas Paine's picture

Been waiting for this one to manifest...WhoooHoo!!!

aurum4040's picture

Hey Thom Paine - that one is easy - wet works refers to Antonin Scalia - the email exchange was a day(s) before Scalia was found dead.

John Law Lives's picture

I wish Assange would open up about this.  If Seth Rich was a "DNC hacker" who leaked information to WikiLeaks, this would be an a-bomb dropped right on their heads. 

syzygysus's picture

If he starts revealing sources, will anyone trust them? Could be wikileaks has their protocols which force them to cover no matter what happens to the source.

John Law Lives's picture

Yes, that is a good point.  However, maybe this is (potentially) too big to conceal, and maybe he will decide to make an exception re. this story.

New_Meat's picture

or maybe Julian knows that he's in the crosshairs right now and this is his last unspoken threat to stay alive himself.

BorisTheBlade's picture

His insurance vault, I'd venture to suggest, contains much juicier stuff than what has been released so far.


chubbar's picture

IF Assange will make a policy that anyone murdered after supplying Wikileaks with important information and said murder is believed related to the information leaked, will have that information forwarded to the authorities.

I know that I'd rather have that fact I leaked information on important people given to the authorities if I were murdered shortly thereafter. I don't think a policy like that actually would turn away informants. Assange needs to do this because a lot is riding on this point.

Thought Processor's picture



This is a tough one.  Here's why.  Rarely do individuals act all alone in this type of thing.  There are likely others involved who may or may not even be aware that they ARE involved (sounds crazy, but this is how the real world works, think family members of the deceased etc.).  

Wikileaks has a founding principal to protect it's sources.  Dead or alive.  This is the correct stance I think for situations of this nature which involve players that can and will terminate those involved in order to achieve certain objectives.  It's that simple.  


Wikileak's source protection must come first.  For the safety of all involved.

MS7's picture

Good point. Also, in past statements, Assange has gone pretty much as far as he can go without violating his non-disclosure policy. Today he retweeted wihout comment the Fox story about Seth Rich's contact with wikileaks.

kommissar's picture

tell WHO and for what reason?  the dc police??!  comey & co?  fer fuck's sakes, get real...

Mareka's picture

Assange could provide a video of Hillary ordering the hit and Chuck Schumer pulling the trigger and the MSM would ignore it to run another story about Russia hacking the election.

Max Cynical's picture

"I wish Assange would open up about this."

He did long ago...and also put up a $20K award.

John Law Lives's picture

I am aware of the reward WikiLeaks put up.  If Rich was the source, we might assume Assange knows it.  Maybe this is one instance where WikiLeaks could do more than "suggest" Rich was the source now that Rich is dead.  I hope WikiLeaks doesn't conceal this forever if it looks like the circumstances re. Rich's role in the DNC leaks and his subsequent death will be tossed down the memory hole.