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

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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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FoggyWorld's picture

Think Trump has Jackson's portrait hanging in the Oval Office.

veritas semper vinces's picture

I think it's Bibi's portrait on his nightstand

Endgame Napoleon's picture

He does. He also has a portrait of Thomas Jefferson in his office. He is a populist, like Jackson, and a Jeffersonian Republican.

jeff montanye's picture

his election in 1828 was a watershed of sorts:

With the ongoing expansion of the right to vote to most white men, the election marked a dramatic expansion of the electorate, with 9.5% of Americans casting a vote for President, compared with 3.4% in 1824.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

A large portrait of Old Hickory hangs in a choice spot in the Oval Office.

ConnectingTheDots's picture

Yes, I hope so as well, however, his pro Wall St appointments make that very unlikely.

Jackson at least went after the central bank, Trump has done nothing about the Federal reserve.

Freddie's picture

Trump has Jared Kushner-Soros - so no he is no Andrew Jackson. 

Giant Meteor's picture

Tom Mix wept ... now you know why ..

I'd settle for Bill Black .. he is still kickin ..

beemasters's picture

"Obviously, she knows that SR was 'green-light'ed"

Yes, but she still thinks by Russian agents. Obviously she didn't get the list of dead people associated with the Clintons. Someone please forward it to her!!

Bollixed's picture

She knows. Those were weasel words about the Russians.

Giant Meteor's picture

Donna may just be the final curtain call. Who knew ?

edit; Also, breathlessly awaiting the Clinton response ..

This is definitely going to be worth watching ..

These bitches are getting ready to throw down ..

Ex-Oligarch's picture

And yet we get sloppiness like this from ZH:

" that would of course invalidata most of the evidence supporting the Russia interference narrative"

... which of course begs the question:

What evidence?

TwelveOhOne's picture

Noticed that as well.  Someone's used to typing "data" I guess.  Every time I type "serve" it usually ends up with an extra "r" at the end, before I backspace.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

I wasn't referring to the typo.
The sloppiness was in the reference to non-existent "evidence."
Mistakes like that reinforce bogus propaganda and discourage critical thinking.

fulliautomatix's picture

What about "suspecting that Rich's death may have been homicide"? I haven't seen suicide mentioned anywhere, so it has to be homicide: no suspicion applies.

Normalcy Bias's picture

How will that greedy white trash from Arkansas suicide Donna? By stuffing a BBQ Rib down her throat? A Drumstick? Too many Fried Shrimps? Too much Strawberry Daiquiri down the windpipe?

Nah, she'll probably just double-tap herself in the back of her head. That's so unimaginative, but it always seems to convince the Coroner.

Collectivism Killz's picture

Well, if Hillary starts smokin pot Jeff Seasions will get on her ass. For treason and treachery, not so much.

knukles's picture

Now that would be funny; HRC busted for possession of unlicensed Xanax dispensers

SybilDefense's picture

If cankels rolled a few and actually smoked some pot, perhaps her world views would have not been so self serving and malicious.  Who knows... A "cool" Hillary gets more votes than a greedy fraud Hillary any day of the week.  I'm not talking once a year puff or two where she giggles with her lesbo friends, , but daily bong hits to develop more of an Easy Rider/Peter Fonda deep knowledge of being.

"Here George, its grass.  It gives you a whole new way to look at the day.".

Silverback ain't out of the Seth Rich forest yet.

Its always amazing that the pawn with too little knowledge often can take down the know it all king (or queen).  I'd like a copy of brazilla's book... Autographed by Sessions

RafterManFMJ's picture

Obviously Seth had to die since he was the real leaker - and they could not allow him to be caught or confess as that would wreck the Russian Narrative.

Pretty simple, really.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Whoa.  There's a storyline!  I wonder if he was even paid to do so -- or perhaps convinced, with promise of future payment?

phatfawzi's picture

Chunga, WTF is Jeff Sessions going to do? What has he done so far to give you any hope of doing something now. He has no idea what to do, how to do it or where to start. He is way over his head. 

Bigly's picture

Agreed. He is horrible. He needs to be replaced. Someone with huge balls and a fuck you attitude to the deep state who will immediately try to co-opt him.

American Dissident's picture

He's busy cucking about like a establishment chicken hawk with its head cut off. He should secede or something.

Darkthirty's picture

Jeff Smeagol recused himself of doing anything to drain the swamp

Normalcy Bias's picture

At this rate Sessions will likely recuse himself of any further prosecutorial duties, and sit back and collect his paycheck.

IH8OBAMA's picture

Try not to wake Jeff.  He's sleeping.


Blue Steel 309's picture

Sessions is too busy fellating little boys. They have to have something on him and it has to be big. He is effeminate as fuck. I am calling it as this.

sauldaddy's picture

Secret Transmission from FSB agent Pineapple Juice.

Follow Stealth Jeff on twitter.

End Transmission

SoDamnMad's picture

Nope Sessions died 6 months ago.  They just haven't told us and the FBI is still investigating his death though something about a pillow, no autopsy and his fluids are in the Potomic somewhere. 

FreeNewEnergy's picture

For what it's worth, my take on Sessions is that his recusal and "outsider" position is a ruse.

What has he been doing all these months? Playing Angry Birds?

I think he's active in a number of investigations, and/or people are reporting to him, clearing things through him.

It's kind of the way you'd actually want a director to work: quietly, behind the scenes, under cover, not making headlines. Headlines are for the staff to make.

Why do you think Trump tweeted about Sessions a few months ago, suggesting in the media that he was about to fire him?

Classic misdirection. Classic Trump. Classic Art of the Deal.

If I could bet on it, I'd bet Sessions was instrumental in turning Mueller into a Trump ally, and turning the tables  on the Dems. Sessions recused himself for good reason. So he could work outside of the investigation and get the goods on dear Mr. Mueller, et. al.

Remember Trump's "calm before the storm" tweet a few weeks ago? The storm has arrived.

MasterControl's picture

Can session recuse himself on this one?

rubiconsolutions's picture

"While she doesn’t elaborate on her reasons for suspecting that Rich’s death may have been a homicide..."


If he was killed during a robbery isn't that homicide by definition? 

Giant Meteor's picture

Only if shit was actually stolen ..

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Apparently someone wants to foster the misimpression that Rich's death was a suicide, or that there is some doubt that he was murdered.
This same tactic showed up in another ZH post a few days ago.

Eyes Opened's picture

She's singin like a blackbird in spring....

Ajax-1's picture

But, but, but...I thought Seth Rich was killed in a botched robbery? Donna, are you suggesting that the DNC had him murdered?

Automatic Choke's picture

"I've starting to run out of coke and popcorn."

get more food stamps.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"I've starting to run out of coke and popcorn."

We're still in the early innings. Time to hit the refreshment stand and the head.

tion's picture

Or buy bulk so you don't miss the good part while running out to get more.

The 30 seconds off the heat is the secret sauce.

Realname's picture

This popcorn popper is what I use and its great. I also use it for green coffee bean roasting. If the power goes out I can still use it on my wood cookstove, to boot.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

"The secret ingredient is salt."

TwelveOhOne's picture

"Acording to the gas chromatograph, the secret ingredient is ... LOVE?  Who's been screwing with this thing?"

dlweld's picture

Keep an eye on that waistline - the plan is to kill you through obesity.

tion's picture

--> Don't forget to get the good butter and the real salt :)

El Vaquero's picture

Naw, he'll be fine.  He's including his weight loss supplement and his stimulant with the popcorn.  Coke...

General Titus's picture

Timmy, you and the rest of the ZH crew should remember what president Obozo said in his last speech as Prez, thAT IT WAS A leak not a hack. 

On another front, do you think Talmudic Kosher pervert Harvey Weinstein ever grabbed Michelle Obozo's balls?