Russian Embassy Implicates Hillary In Tweet Asking: "Who Killed Seth Rich?"

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier this week, Fox News dropped a bombshell report officially confirming, via anonymous FBI sources, what many had suspected for quite some time, that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the WikiLeaks source for leaks which proved that the DNC was intentially undermining the campaign of Bernie Sanders. In addition to exposing the utter corruption of the DNC, the leaks cost Debbie Wasserman Shcultz her job as Chairwoman.

At the time, we mockingly wondered why the mainstream media seemingly overlooked a huge new development in a highly suspicious unsolved murder case.

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.

Turns out we weren't alone, as the Russian Embassy in the U.K. just sent out the following tweet:

"#WikiLeaks informer Seth Rich murdered in US but MSM was so busy accusing Russian hackers to take notice."


We're currently waiting for Wapo to confirm that Trump actually insisted the Russians send this tweet.

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For those who missed it, here is our note from earlier this week.

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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NotApplicable's picture

I fail to see how this implicates Hitlery.

Manthong's picture

Loretta Tarmac Lynch and James Comey need to be hauled in front of a Grand Jury for the Seth Rich cover-up.

BaBaBouy's picture

Better Info Coming From Moscow, than MSM ?..

benb's picture

Kiss my ass if the Hardy Boys couldn't solve this one in 3 hours.


Four chan's picture

who ORDERED the dnc to kill mark rich?

y3maxx's picture

Mark Rich is but one of the many Democrat "elephants" in the room.

jcaz's picture

LOL- the irony...  More honesty and critical thinking coming from Russia than our Justice Department......

wildbad's picture

it is a very interesting FACT that readers of internet news form their opinions based more on the content of the comments than on that of the story being commented upon.

I LOVE Zero Hedge commenters! Even the shills like MDB etc. It is so clarifying and encouraging to see that there are genuine, awake thinkers out here.



spastic_colon's picture

i read some of the tweets in the link........what a liberal puke fest that place twitter is!!

to your point; most people also gravitate to sites that fit their beliefs and values; so no matter how many comments or stories we/they read our/their minds won't be changed.

it is also why many sites discontinued their comment sections (cnbc) due to the fact they could not any longer support their directives after their candidate lost.

wildbad's picture

yes. you are quite right. none of us are immune from wanting to have our opinions validated.

confirmation bias is the greatest danger to people who think. continuously updating our worldview is a good thing however and is what turns intelligence into WISDOM.

a really good exercise is to do what you mentioned (backhandedly): go to twitter if you are not a fan and see the propaganda. compare it to other arguments. ask who benefits from the narrative. bring the argument back to core principles. apply occhim's razor and see what passes the smell test.

spastic_colon's picture

i am more than glad to listen and then accept/decline others opinions as long as they are based on fact or rational/logical thought; this is very difficult if not impossible to find in the liberal/leftist "FIRE - ready - aim" mentality and is quite discouraging.

Nice Try Lao Che's picture

One thing we do know... fonestar wasn't SETH RICH because he keeps coming back.

jeff montanye's picture

indeed it was. this story seems a lot like the earlier one with the detective supposedly hired by the family. it has always seemed more important to me that the fbi never looked on seth rich's computer or regarded his murder as possibly related to their investigation.  he was a dnc data analyst; he could have been a russsian spy for all they knew.  their indifference to seth rich makes his killing look very much like an inside job.

now tying hillary clinton to that is a lot bigger deal than knocking down the silly russian hacking tale.

Al Gophilia's picture

Laying right next to him is LAVOY FINICUM


espirit's picture


WaPo has reported an unidentified source within the Deep State has confirmed the Rich murder will be investigated soon after a commission is organized to oversee a complaint that Putin and Lavrov were eating popcorn while watching CNN.


new game's picture

are we seeing the code of honor amounst the deep state?

and our AG? a justice dept? does it even exist. and trump?

is your pulse pulsating? deep state giving you a bad case of lack jaw?

just askin...

espirit's picture


I’m tired of being fed shit sandwiches all the time, and my cog dis/insanity has only just begun.


shovelhead's picture

It's actually quite entertaining to watch their logic process in action.

If A= Apples and we add B= Bananas we don't get appley bananas but C= Cantaloupes, or our desired resolution.

Then they will bolster their argument with an article by some mental defective who thinks adding a chimp and a lamp-post into the equation makes cantaloupe the only logical choice.

It can literally take your breath away.

Winston Churchill's picture

Talk for yourself.

I will posit the truth,as I see it, no matter the disaproval.

Hopefully people will at least give it some thought and it plants a seed of doubt in their cog dis..

teolawki's picture

I always try to be courteous and apply my 2x4 of truth squarely between the eyes first. If that doesn't succeed, then my fist will do quite nicely.

BlindMonkey's picture

go to


Twitter is useless.

Blankenstein's picture

No doubt some of those tweets are legitmate, but there are also a number of sockpuppets out there trying to sway opinions.


"It's recently been revealed that the U.S. government contracted HBGary Federal for the development of software which could create multiple fake social media profiles to manipulate and sway public opinion on controversial issues by promoting propaganda."

It now seems that these operations are more widespread, more sophisticated and more automated than most of us had guessed. Emails obtained by political hackers from a US cyber-security firm called HBGary Federal suggest that a remarkable technological armoury is being deployed to drown out the voices of real people.



adanata's picture

Webbots have even "learned" when they are very aggressive and insulting, other posters tend to back down; i.e. stop posting. Even on gun rights sites, they've been able to stop conversations... charming little tool for the globalists.

KnightTakesKing's picture

Fake News sites (like CNBC) always close their comment sections down. They can't stand the transparency. 

adanata's picture

When comments are disabled you know you're reading one of the propaganda narratives spewing forth from the "news" site.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Was Roger Ailes about to disclose evidence of Shitlery's links to Seth Rich's death?

TheReplacement's picture

That just makes it easier for TPTB to use their google analytics to evaluate jus thow close they are to civil war and what the odds of winning are for them.


Riga's picture

Speaking of comment sections becoming unavailable, had 3 mods removed without warning and the the site cannot be viewed. 


We've temporarily gone dark in a show of strength against these unfair restrictions. 


Yeeah, a show of strength. Yesterday they were all over the Seth Rich case, autistically mining and building on each other's successes and archiving like crazy. Then the plug got pulled. 

My past comments there and saved posts are unavailable. They're not just stopping new comments. The discovered information of others is now not visible. 

Handful of Dust's picture

The Seth Rich Family should hire a high profile lawyer to sue the DNC, the DC police Department and the FBI, and tease the evidence out of them. Get as much publicity as possible and someone will finally tell who did it. The reward is $120,000 last time I read.


Maybe set up a Gofundme and double the reward.

wildbad's picture

watching the vids of Seth Rich's parents left me with the impression that they were (are) long time libs who were nice and living the dream but thoroughly unawake to the evil realities of the milieu in which their brave son was ensconced.

they are leaving all justice to their compromised god.

new game's picture

opening the barn door is going to let many to many horses out.

some, and me included, would call it exposing the swamp for what it is.

now, now, now, we can't have that, can we?

Rhetorical's picture

Or they were and are now just scared for their remaining loved ones if they speak whats true.


He just wanted to make a difference

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Maybe the DNC has promised to take care of the Rich family...

junction's picture

Take care of in what way?  A drive by shooting.   

shovelhead's picture

On the face of it, I would venture to say never underestimate the power of a professional to manipulate the grieving parents of a murdered son.

Nice Try Lao Che's picture

The Seth Rich Family should hire a high profile lawyer to sue the DNC


I wouldn't get my hopes up...


With those kind of tactics, they'll just end up pinning the whole thing on OJ Simpson & all we'll get out of the deal is a new crop of fat assed Kardashians.

CJgipper's picture

Great way to also end up in a botched robbery.

datbedank's picture

They won't, because like many misinformed liberals they view the DNC as God's gift to mankind and can do no wrong.

Even when faced with overwelmingly strong evidence that Seth was killed by Hillary Clinton his parents won't take the red pill.4

I wouldn't be surprised to see his parents say that their son's death was for the greater good of a liberal future. 


puckles's picture

Maybe they should find this guy first:

Apparently this med resident at GWU has first hand knowledge of the case, and finds it very fishy indeed...