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

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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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pods's picture

There is not a better defense of liberty than an unmoderated (or minmally moderated) comment section. That is where you can really see arguments had. Not just simple false left-right paradigm ones. (((They))) love to have you arguing in a very narrow range of possible right answers, but an unmoderated board will allow views that would never make it past the moderators.

A comment section that makes you feel uncomfortable when first reading it is a good sign that you are on the right track.


SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Too busy? Is that code for not allowed to actually report the news?

nmewn's picture

lol...if they were allowed to report the news everyone in America would know the DNC is busy defending itself from two yuuuge class action lawsuits brought by Burnie Marx supporters.

But we can't have that  ;-)

shovelhead's picture

Fuckin' squirrels are everywhere you look.

Holy shit! You see that?

Flying squirrels too.

Undoubtedly Russian.

shovelhead's picture


It just occurred to me that maybe there's an innocent explanation for all this...

Ever since Trump threw his hat in the ring, it's been all Trump 24/7. Like a cobra hypnotizing a mongoose, Trump is all they can focus on.

Maybe they're just stuck in a rut?

overbet's picture

Disgusting that in our society, which is drowning in unecessary regulations in every other industry, the tallest soap box media is the wild west and able to say or omit whatever they want.

Troll Magnet's picture

Don't worry, guys.  Our law enforcement will solve this case just like they solved Michael Hasting's case. 

vulcanraven's picture

This is precisely the reason why I visit ZH and /pol/ multiple times a day, everything else is a waste of time.

Nice Try Lao Che's picture



& then there's the REPORT feature, whereby, notwithstanding an official moderator, (((certain users))) will drop on a dime if THE MESSAGE & NARRATIVE starts to move beyond their control.


It's an absolute certainty that none of (((those))) users have ever been kicked out.


Here's an example right here:


"Then when the Africans in America start acting up, they can turn em loose and blast the bling right out of da monkeys' moufs"


I guarantee you that nobody will ever get kicked off of ZH for calling Black Americans "monkeys". The person that made that comment never has to worry about the spotlight being turned inward.

Thought Processor's picture



Lets all keep the focus on Seth Rich.  This is like building 7.  Wake people up to something they cannot ignore.  


He was murdered for leaking evidence of highly illegal activities to Wikileaks.  It extends beyond the DNC to the Clinton Foundation and to other major political players.


There is even motive inside the DNC (Podesta) emails he leaked, for his own murder.  Why has the FBI been asked to 'stand down' on this?  Keep asking why is this not being fully investigated.  There is much more here and there is an abundance of email evidence that the authorities already have.  


Ask the hard questions and demand answers.  Everything began with the Seth Rich leaks.  The Russian distraction is a classic re-direct to get everyone's attention on something else.  A wild goose chase.


Focus on one thing.  It will open and unravel everything.


Who killed Seth Rich.

Nice Try Lao Che's picture

The Seth Rich killer is hiding out down in the memory hole somewhere.

Thought Processor's picture



It's the investigation that will lead to answers such as motive, and probable cause in addition to further evidence.  There were many more players involved in this than the the hit team.

Nice Try Lao Che's picture

Horseshit... It'll go nowhere (just like everything else TPTB want to make vanish)...


(((They))) don't give a shit about you & your 'hopes' for justice

Chaos_Theory's picture

"Who killed Seth Rich."

Most likely they're already dead.  Besides, more important to know who ordered his death, and who were the second and third-hand enablers who organized the hit vice the low-level shooter.

Side-question:  what was the caliber of bullet(s)?  If .22, it was professional (Mossad's prefered wetwork ammo). 

Thought Processor's picture



All of the above and more.  There is likely much more 'evidence' that is server based, though the DNC has likely destroyed or tampered with everything they have.  


NSA has it though.  All of it.  They record everything.

shovelhead's picture

It's obvious they care nothing about the monkeys feelings.

Nice Try Lao Che's picture

You'd better ask Las Vegas Dave about that. He's perfectly fine dishing out racial hatred but he can't take it.

DarkestbeforeDawn's picture

That's way too simplistic. 

Bay of Pigs's picture

I was scared to post at ZH when I first got here for fear of being ripped to shreds.

Cheeky Bastard, trav777, mako and many others were some tough posters to debate with.

Chaos_Theory's picture

I wish trav777 and CB were still around.  Hell, even Chindit was interesting prior to the election.

tmosley's picture

Only if you like autistic screeching and strawman arguments RE trav.

He tried to tell me and everyone else here (and elsewhere, ffs) for like four years that I never said that silver was going to zero before it broke out of the current paradigm (and subsequently soared to unheard of hieghts in an industrial panic) despite the fact that I said that continuously during the time he bludgeoned me with that non-argument. All he could ever talk about was my exasperated comment about how fast the price of silver was rising in the run up to the Sunday night massacre (the run-up seemingly disproving my thesis).

There was also no way to find common ground with him. Even if he convinced you of one thing or another (he was the one who introduced me to race realism), he was so hostile there was simply no talking to him nor agreeing with him.

He degenerated into a baby, the same way Chindt has, though at least Chindt has the good sense/common courtesy to post only very rarely.

Chaos_Theory's picture

You've got a couple of years on me, and I never got into a tussle with Trav, so I'll have to accept your view as a possibility. 

Bay of Pigs's picture

Trav was a real pain the ass on silver. Bob Dabolina was another and he's gone too.

Md4's picture


We do the best we can...

Xredsx's picture

well done because you just realized you and every other news media blogger in the world are serving the frontlines in the final battle between good vs evil.. "Who ever controls the media controls the minds". What every single one of you here on zerohedge should go and sign up to every media site and engage with the forums. Evil provails when good decent people do nothing. "BUT" I say Evil runs when a good man goes to war. Go and get out there and help change the world.I truly wish all you Yanks the best of luck. And i know deep down that no matter what happens, the British people will be right with you to the end. The governments who help enslave the human race might be evil. But I know that the American people are truly amazing. You have pride and the love of humanity in your hearts. So yeah, good luck and "May justice, mercy add peace prevail among the nations"

phaedrus1952's picture, also, X.

Never, EVER  quit

Al Gophilia's picture

They don't want peace or justice to prevail. That's the problem. It's their MO.

Xredsx's picture

But look how far the world has come. Just look how much the  resistance has grown in just a few years. The world is wakening up, and they are wakening up fast...BREXIT was BIG BANG 2...We can, and we will win. Positive energy always triumphs over negative energy. We have believe and hope in a pocket while they only have their dying ego.

Mr Hankey's picture

MDB not a shill...shtick too cartoonishly boilerplate msn...even some old timers still don't get him(?) ...still makes me lol


Gold Dog's picture

I love ZH because I can act like I have touretts and nobody cares.



rosiescenario's picture

Yes....the country of choice for any real DC whistleblower....

j0nx's picture

Where is Jeff Sessions?

Nice Try Lao Che's picture

Chasing after Cheech & Chong

JRobby's picture

Mark Rich pardoned by Clinton. That Mark Rich

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

Question to Hillary:  DID YOU ORDER A CODE RED?!?!?!!!

Chupacabra-322's picture

Does Vald have an email address? Forward Vladimir Putin the following:

Who signed Rich's death warrant, Hillary or Bill?  Was Nancy Pelosi in the loop? Murder Inc. at the highest levels of the government, with the FBI's Comey and the District of Columbia police chief providing interference to block the investigation. And that hit squad is still on call.  As Trump well knows, which is why he is staying away from Trump Tower.  

Podesta was the one that ordered "retaliation". It was in one of the wikileak's.

This email shows/demonstrates probable cause.

I wonder who ordered the murder of Seth Rich. Was it John Podesta?

Was it Hillary Clinton?

Was it Debra Wasserman-Scholtz?

As I side note, I wonder who double crossed and informed on Seth Rich?

Was it Julian Assange or was Seth Rich careless and confided his intentions to someone that he thought he could trust? 

I'd bet my balls to a barn dance the whoever those two gunmen were that were on the surveillance tape were also in the bar that night.
?Bet that bar has video too.

You know the kid said something to paramedics and the ER Docs, too.

Seth Rich was talkative when police arrived.  Was not even aware he'd been shot.  In fact, the cops were surprised to learn that he didn't make it.  So what did Rich have to say before he passed?  And why did Rich wander so long that early morning, far longer than the walk home should have taken - was he trying to shake someone?

What did he tell his GF?  

The frat bro he also spoke with that morn?

They were surprised because he died of ricin poisoning, not the gunshot wound.
Ricin is only used by one geopolitical power. They just used a gun in this case instead of an umbrella.

The machinations surrounding the Election 2016 and its aftermath could hardy have been scripted more intriguingly.  So many vile characters.

Bastiat's picture

"They were surprised because he died of ricin poisoning, not the gunshot wound.
Ricin is only used by one geopolitical power"

Do you know of any evidence of this?

Winston Churchill's picture

Why only one power ?.

Hardly high tech, almost anyone can make it in their kitchen.

The soviets used it.Theyve been gone for nearly thirty years now.

Please try and keep up with CURRENT events, or FOAD.

phaedrus1952's picture

True, Winston, but patterns in MOs regarding assassinations - particularly which poisons used - can offer  clues. 

Delmart Vreeland told Canadian officials that he could identify the intelligence agency that killed their  diplomat, Marc Bastien, if the poison was known.

Antifaschistische's picture's a GIANT difference between TRUMP and HILLARY.

Hillary could NEVER EVER EVER EVER take a lie detector test.  As well as the other top DNC insiders.

TRUMP?  No need...every thought in his head already comes out his mouth....the dude can't possible hide anything.  :)

SgtShaftoe's picture

Based on the emails I've read from the dump, it appears that the Podestas are the "Action team" and the Clintons are just the front men. The podestas likely are using their cult/satanist/pedo connections to get the wet work done.

I don't believe in torture, but I could perhaps make a minor exception with those two podestas. Or send them on a series of Ayuwasca trips and let God rip their souls apart. (Read some of the accounts of people who have done it. Bad people generally have a pretty bad time)

X- x3's picture

You are 100% Correct.

The Pedo-Podestas are "the hands", the HillBillies are "the face", and the RedsShields are "the brains".

Cheers  X-

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ X,

Comey's a Criminal accessory.

Much satisfaction knowing that Comey probably won't sleep tonight or ever again for that matter.

Not long now before the Clinton "Wet Work" Minions get to him.

Honerable mention "Wet Work" Susan Rice. As Comey can no longer protect her much less himself.


Where's Anthony's Lap Tap?
What was in it James?


Why aren't you investigating the Awan brothers?

Where are the Awan brothers Andrew?

Andrew, Why aren't you investigating Criminal at large Debbie Wasserman Shultz & the IT Awan brothers working for her?


Because your a Criminal Accessory too.

Absolute, complete, open in your Face Criminal

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

X- x3's picture


Comey is the dirt under "a fingernail".

Eventually, Comey will be *clipped* and he will drop-to-the floor.

At 6'7", it'll be with a 'bang'.

After that, the Pedo-Podestas will wash their "hands".

;) & :) X-

Winston Churchill's picture

George Webb has said wikileaks dropbox is compromised.

Don't forget who was in charge of the NSA at that time, there were tracks left by Rich and a quick search

in Utah would have nailed him.Idi Obama is also a prime suspect as a co conspirator.

Socratic Dog's picture

Ricin? Dunno. May have been death by medicine. I got onto this link this morning, following something else from the Hedge. I have no idea if it's true or not, but it seems credible to me.