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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syzygysus's picture

One can hope Seth's legacy will be revealed.

And he burns down the cabal...

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Right after Michael Hastings' is

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Lot's of people getting killed......just ask Andrew Breitbart's coroner.

Thought Processor's picture




The silence from all those agencies / departments that are supposed to be upholding the law is frankly, deeply disturbing. 


There is much more to all of this and the fact that it's not being pursued is quite telling (silence is deafening).  The system is beyond repair.  It is the problem (ie: the deep state or whatever you want to call it).


And if Trump is an example of anything it's that the country is not going to be able to vote it's way out of this.  And that's  the real problem.

Thom Paine's picture

Then the manner in which Seth Richards was killed most definately indicates it was a hit.

He was selected for execution.

By who and why... have a guess or two.

Thom Paine's picture

Grand Jury into the DNC execution of Seth Richards with immunity given to a witeness.... 

...cue more accidental deaths of Democrat persons knowledgeable of Richards murder.

DaddyO's picture

Remember Seth Rich...


gregga777's picture

The FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) is Protecting the murderers of Seth Rich. The sole role of the FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) is Protecting the Intellectual Yet Idiot classes ruling Morons. Hell, it might have been the FBi (Feral Bureau of iWeasels) Assassinations & Coverups Team that whacked him. Former Director James "Hillary's Bitch" Comey certainly knows the truth.

gregga777's picture

Seth Rich was Arkancided on Hillary Rodham Clinton's orders. She deserves to burn in Hell for eternity.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

Wapo's fake , Trump told  russia top secrets story...might have just pushed Trump too far..

counter attack with Trump's DOJ.."somebody has got to go to jail"

the GOPe never trumpers & and Dems might have gone after the wrong guy..

he came to kick ass and chew gum, and he is all outta gum.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

the big enchilada

 carlos danger's lap top..with comey gone- maybe it will again see the light of day...

with new AG, there is hope that justice has a chance..

lakecity55's picture

Look at Trump's history.

He would never reveal true secrets to Lavrov.

At any rate, considering my former job, Trump did not tell Lavrov anything the Foreign Minister did not already know, and vice-versa.
There is a clique in the USG that places Confrontation ahead of Co_Operation. We need to support the cooperative side. Now, the Russians are a wily group, you have to keep them straight. But, we are too, so it's a two-way street.

The Russians do NOT want to lose Tartus. They do NOT want Hadjis invading Russia. Thus, they have to back up Assad. It is in their National Interest.

The main enemy of the Russian Federation are the City of London and the other Financial Interests who want financial control of Russia AND access to their vast natural wealth. Not just Oil, but Minerals, Wood, lots of raw materiels.

As a USA citizen, I think our resources belong to us. The Russians' belong to them. Who wants some shady bankster in the mix trying to cut out anyone else?


Ghordius's picture

good comment. only this facet, I have something about it

"As a USA citizen, I think our resources belong to us"

yes. but... they are pledged

specifically, the pledge is that most are shared only between the Five Eyes

which, in turn, discuss which items are given to the Fourteen Eyes, etc.

now, the problem here is that they are given... and something similar is expected in return. (including the part of the pledge of the Five Eyes not spying on each other)

so the angle that all US media seems to be neglecting, amids all this domestic confusion, is that if the other Five/Fourteen have the impression that Russia gets "Five Eyes Only" information... they might be less forthcoming in feeding the Five Eyes

the problem here is always the same: who makes sure that informants are safe?

the more an intelligence item is known, the less the informant is safe

that's the angle that is relevant on the broader worldstage

lakecity55's picture

As far as I and my M14 are concerned, our shit is ours.

It's full auto on select, bitches.

lester1's picture

And where the well are Woodward and Bernstein on this???

Where the hell are the NY Times to investigate ???


Where the hell was Comey ???

Ferrari's picture

One of them was former Navy intelligence. I believe Watergate was a deep state hit job.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Damn straight.  John Dean was the deep state asset who brought the (deliberately) botched break in to light along w/Butterfield.

iamerican4's picture

Nixon was cracking up...going on about "the Bay of Pigs thing" (aka Rothschild/Rockefeller hit on JFK).

Nunyadambizness's picture

Comey??  You mean Mr. Nose-up-Clinton's-Ass Comey??  He was hoping for Attorney General after the cunt won.  He couldn't give a shit about some junior staffer at the DNC, it wouldn't help his career.

ICValue's picture

If the governments primary role was to protect rights then we could have true democracy without representatives and productive innovation as we trade without regulation.

lester1's picture

I fucking hate the liberal media in this country!! Nothing but a bunch of greedy evil people!!


Fucking investigate this sleepy eyes Chuck Todd !!

lakecity55's picture

Desperate people do desperate things.

The Clinton Family has never had any trouble getting rough with those who would not go along. If Rich released the data to Assange as it now seems, he would be a Target. And it now looks like he became one.

Po-Lice 101: if your vic is not robbed, shot from behind, it was a grudge shot.

Think of the millions of dollars in potential bribes Hitlary took to pay off after she assumed her Regency. That's a lot of serious players you suddenly can't pay back. Whacking Rich was one way to stem the flow of information; re-assume the narrative, and beat Trump.

Step back for a moment and realize younger people don't know how long the Clintons have had access to Power: over 25 years. Pretty good run for any mafia family.

If you had that Power for that long, having a hit made is not outrageous.

There is a Rot that runs too deep in American government, and it needs to be sorted out.

Bastiat's picture

One theory is that the Clintons, as deep state players, have deep state connections that take care of business when they want--part of the deal.  The conversation might be:  "We have a problem"  and a name.

lakecity55's picture

100% Bastiat, but let's don't go there. It's dangerous.


Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

The Clinton's have killed more people than yellow fever.

Readership_of_the_Financial_Times's picture

Seth was a courageous guy, may he Rest In Peace.


VinceFostersGhost's picture



Just Jeff Sessions dead? seems like he is.

new game's picture

once again the obvious is not happening. this being delivered to the r's on a silver platter. what is it with the clintons? are they that powerfull so as to be untouchable. hard to believe/understand, but fear must run very deep in dc.

sessions, anyone home? at the office? or is this the one party tyranny? doing the will of the people...

shovelhead's picture

Everybody knows

Nobody does anything because everybody's compromised one way or another, great and small alike.

Like the IRS being the action arm and collection agency for FED banksters, the Clinton Crime Cartel was the one of the cash spreading arms of the Deep State that gets them dirty and keeps in line.

The State Dept... What is it? An international organ of the US govt. with a prescence in EVERY country on the planet with most of it's operations overseen by covert operatives from CIA and various other intel groups. It's basically a spy shop with diplomatic duties and cover.

Mull that over a bit and it doesn't take a lot of imagination to see the possibilities since most business done with the US, even between private firms, is going to cross a Dept. desk one way or another for permits, permissions or foreign trade concerns. Having someone oversee that Dept. who's throughly corrupted and has no compunction against wetwork makes Deep State business flow smoothly. Need regime change or a 'color' revolution? No problem. Strongarm a countries leaders to take IMF and World Bank Development Loans? Piece of cake.

So a crime de jour pops up in the media from time to time... So what? Nothing's perfect in life and you can always get your loyal agents in the Big Box media to obscure and confuse the issue until it gets moved to pg. 27.

NYC's Police Comm. loudly proclaimed he was going to move on Weiner's laptop that outlined Clinton Crimes and Pedogate if the FBI failed to take action. How's that coming along?

You could have 10 good honest people working in a govt. dept. but all their efforts can be compromised by one well placed rat working for the crooks. Hercules and the Augean stables comes to mind. It looks to be an insurmoutable task.

The only way to get them cleaned out is to start grabbing a few and start squeezing their balls and get them to sing long and loud. This takes someone with a large pair himself who won't bend to the pressure that will come down on him. I guess we'll see soon enough if Jeff Sessions is that guy or just another Washington empty suit. I don't expect miracles of bending rivers to his will but I will expect him, at the very least, to show up at work with a shovel in his hand.

Ramble out.

lakecity55's picture

#6 is a worthy opponent.

TwelveOhOne's picture

"I was looking out for number one, and I stepped in number two!" -- Rodney Dangerfield

Whodathunkit's picture

This will never be reported in the msm. Never

JackMeOff's picture

Never thought more about the Cathy Lanier "retirement" followed by her job as head of security at the NFL.  Ironic that Joe Lockhart (the owner and lessor of Obama's Kalorama home) is the head of PR for the NFL.   hmmm...

RovingGrokster's picture

Hmmm, "Kalorama home," the one in DC where Valerie hangs out, and only 2 miles from the murder scene?

south40_dreams's picture

It was the Iranian dwarf what done it

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

this is it!!! follow this and the whole lot of filth goes down

samsara's picture

Paul Wellstone

this is it!!! follow this and the whole lot of filth goes down

Ron Brown

this is it!!! follow this and the whole lot of filth goes down

Vince Foster

this is it!!! follow this and the whole lot of filth goes down


this is it!!! follow this and the whole lot of filth goes down


this is it!!! follow this and the whole lot of filth goes down

Hillarys Server's picture

Podesta for the electric chair, as well as the woman who hired him.

I'm tired of America being a justice free zone.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

America a "justice free zone"..but the rich get richer, so where's the problem?

throw religion out the .gov door..and your rule book soon follows..

some old white guys in 1776 said you need moral people to run this government or it does not work..

General Titus's picture

The whole "Spirit Cooking" & child molestation ring which the satanic Podestas were involved in should all be given the electric chair.

Look at the Yelp website pictures of "Comet Pizza" and especialy note the symbol used.  The DNC held many fundraisers there as well as look into some of the sick weirdo bands that played there.

Thom Paine's picture

Seth Richards leaked in anger when he realised they were stacking the deck against Sanders?

Global Hunter's picture

That's possible.  I saw a picture of him from a 4th of July party, he was sitting in a deck chair with full red, white and blue stars and stripes outfit.  His pants, shirt were the American flag.  He might have been Patriotic and being young, impulsive, idealistic decided to act.  I think some friends or family have said he was a Patriotic man. 

you_are_cleared_hot's picture

That makes sense to me. As a young kid he probably saw first-hand DWS rail-roading Bernie and decided to do something about a Patriot. I don't care that he was a democrat, the Kid was what was going on and had the balls to do what was right; that boy was a PATRIOT. Sadly, I am not surprised Clinton (Hillary) is involved (vis-a-vis Podesta). I hope to god that this ALL comes to light and we can finally prosecute Hillary, Podesta and some others and send them off to prison. Trey Gowdy, if you're listening out there...get ready.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

This is a real shocker.


I'm going to throw in on the big pile of shockers and stunners I'm building out back.