Donna Brazile Says She "Feared For Her Life" After Seth Rich Was Killed

Tyler Durden's picture

Perhaps the most shocking revelation contained in the excerpts from former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s book was, unsurprisingly, buried in a Washington Post overview of the various allegations (and frankly, we’re surprised the Post, given its status as a protector of the Washington establishment, deigned to publish it).

In the aftermath of Wikileaks’ decision to publish a cache of emails stolen from the DNC’s servers, Donna Brazile says she became increasingly paranoid about both possible Russian efforts to sway the election. Surprisingly, she says top Democrats initially instructed her not to discuss her concerns with others.

But even more than the Russians, Brazile says she feared possible retribution from shadowy elements within the campaign and the Democratic Party who might blame her for the leak. Her fears only intensified, she says, after the mysterious shooting of former campaign staffer Seth Rich, who the authorities said was killed during a robbery, though many so-called conspiracy theorists have speculated about a possible Democratic plot to kill Rich for his role in leaking the stash of DNC emails to Wikileaks. Brazile's anxiety eventually spiraled out of control, to the point where she feared for her own life while serving as interim chairwoman of the DNC.

Brazile describes her mounting anxiety about Russia’s theft of emails and other data from DNC servers, the slow process of discovering the full extent of the cyberattacks and the personal fallout. She likens the feeling to having rats in your basement: “You take measures to get rid of them, but knowing they are there, or have been there, means you never feel truly at peace.”


Brazile writes that she was haunted by the still-unsolved murder of DNC data staffer Seth Rich and feared for her own life, shutting the blinds to her office window so snipers could not see her and installing surveillance cameras at her home. She wonders whether Russians had placed a listening device in plants in the DNC executive suite.


At first, Brazile writes of the hacking, top Democratic officials were “encouraging us not to talk about it.” But she says a wake-up moment came when she visited the White House in August 2016, for President Obama’s 55th birthday party. National security adviser Susan E. Rice and former attorney general Eric Holder separately pulled her aside quietly to urge her to take the Russian hacking seriously, which she did, she writes.

While she doesn’t elaborate on her reasons for suspecting that Rich’s death may have been a homicide, just the fact that Brazile says she, too, suspected that something nefarious might’ve been afoot is reason enough to take a second look at Rich’s death. Of course, if it’s true that Rich was killed as punishment for leaking the emails, then that would of course invalidata most of the evidence supporting the Russia interference narrative that has been propagated by the Democrats and their partners in the intelligence community.

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RKae's picture

His body is probably still sprawled out on the sidewalk.

MrBoompi's picture

Brazille seemed to do everything she was supposed to do during the elections so I don't understand why she would have been scared at that point.  I think writing and publishing this book should make her scared, relatively speaking.  Did she have something to do with the leaks to Wikileaks?  Does she know who ordered the hit on Rich?  Was she given some kind of "authorization" to publish this book, so she feels safe doing so?  She's now on the DNC rules committee.  Will she keep her job after ratting out HRC and the DNC?  If she does, it may be an indication the DNC wanted her to write the book as a limited hangout.  

John Humphrey's picture

Her statement on Seth Rich proves the DNC's complicity in his murder.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Massah done whipped my ass real good. 

She even called me a big dumb buffalo. 

Brought back memories of pickin cotton in the hot Georgia sun.

Oh and um Russians something something.

MuffDiver69's picture

Ummm...I thought he was killed in a typical late night robbery on a street in the nations Capitol..Why be afraid Donna..It literaly happens every single day somewhere in our country..

StreetObserver's picture


"Black Livelyhoods Matter!"

fiddy pence haff pound's picture

I think the first comments, above hinted at this,

but let's see if I got this straight.

The article was not too clear about one thing:

Did Brazile think, or KNOW, that SR had leaked the

emails? I'm getting the idea that she knew he


That's why the story ends with the definitive death of the

Russia story because an insider is making the claim.

Did I get that right?

StreetObserver's picture

The DNC dump has EST time stamps showing it was copied locally to a high speed thumbdrive at a rate impossible online, i.e. "from Russia." Also, the NSA, which intercepts all traffic overseas would have records of it and this would have been made available to congressional investigators.

The next time some old shillary hag tells you the Russians hacked the Democrats, ask them about those facts, if you are still talking to those fucking fools.

Zorba's idea's picture

I can just imagine Ms Rice and Mr Holder taking Donna aside...Pppsssssssss, Remember Seth Rich.

starchild65's picture

lol  yet she wrote a  book. lol 

sleeperd's picture 5/24/2017:

“Rich was reportedly very talkative with police and paramedics, and many were surprised when he died about two hours later at the hospital from blood loss.”


If Seth Rich was alive and talking for two hours at the hospital, how come that fact has never been reported in any American media that I know of..?

And if it is true, what did he have to say while he was alive...?