UPDATE: Former DNC director of Data Science Andrew Therriault shot off a tweet posthumously mocking Seth Rich - referring to him as "An Embarrasment." Clearly he knew this was Rich's account. Therriault deleted the tweet today, but the internet never forgets...
After private investigator Rich Wheeler claimed proof exists that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich gave Wikileaks the infamous leaked emails from the 2016 presidential campaign (statements he's since walked back on) - Reddit and 4chan have been hard at work trying to connect more dots surrounding Rich's murder.
To that end, a user in Reddit's 'the_donald' forum found Seth Rich's Reddit account - 'MeGrimlock4' (a Transformers reference) revealing much about the slain DNC staffer. For the most part, Rich seemed like a regular kinda guy - into football, dogs, patriotism, riding his bike, fun clothes, and volunteering at the Washington Humane Society.
The link - Seth Rich posts his email address while trying to help get the word out about his parents' missing dog
His last submitted topic was about patriotic clothes
Seth loved pandas
He was a Joe Rogan fan
He took a picture with Warren Buffett
He believed in the Armenian genocide
He had a guiding quote
Then, Redditor /u/FricasseeingRabbit then found what appears to be a pro-Bernie Sanders alternate twitter account which is very close in spelling to Rich's primary account.
Seth Rich's twitter is @panda4progress, which follows @Reddit, which led us to believe he was in fact a redditor. That seems consistent with this reddit account, in that they're both in DC and have an interest in bicycles. Edit: not JUST bicycles. A company named "split" which this account is talking about here @Panda4Progress talks to them here. Also /u/MeGrimlock4 is posting about Nebraska football.
Rich was from Omaha. No cornfed midwestern kid from Nebraska isn't a Huskers fan. THIS IS DEFINITELY SETH RICH'S ACCOUNT
Here's where it gets interesting: /u/pandas4bernie and a tumblr by the same name ALSO stopped posting at the same time as this account. If that's Rich, then that proves motive. Rich was a BernieBro.
Which may be why Rich gave WikiLeaks the DNC emails - after they false flagged Bernie...
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) uses an outside software partner "NGP VAN," founded by Nathaniel Pearlman, chief technology officer for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. Their 'VoteBuilder' software was designed for Democratic candidates (Bernie, Hillary, etc.) to track and analyze highly detailed information on voters for the purposes of 'microtargeting' specific demographics.
On December 16th, 2015, NGP VAN updated the Votebuilder with a patch that contained a bug - allowing the Sanders and the Clinton campaigns to temporarily access each other's proprietary voter information for around 40 minutes. Lo and behold, the Sanders campaign National Data Director, Josh Uretsky, was found to have accessed Clinton's information and promptly fired.
Uretsky's excuse was that he was simply grabbing Clinton's data during the window of vulnerability to prove that the breach was real.
Bernie cried false flag!
Sanders claimed that Uretsky was a DNC plant - "recommended by the DNC's National Data Director, as well as a former COO of NGP VAN."
Of note, Seth Rich was not the National Data Director. According to the DNC's 2016 roster, Seth Rich was the DNC's "Voter Expansion Data Director" while Andrew Brown was the National Data Director - who Bernie said referred Uretsky.
So Seth Rich, a Bernie supporter, would have known people involved in the 'hack' Bernie says was meant to frame him...
It's easy to speculate how Seth Rich could have become disgruntled after witnessing the DNC attempt to sabotage the Sanders campaign. As such, it's not a stretch to imagine that Rich - a guy with access to sensitive emails and technical skills, did in fact communicate with Wikileaks in order to expose and root out the DNC's misdeeds.
(OR, Rich was involved in the DNC breach)
Another rumor floating around is that Rich was involved in the December 2015 'hack' on the Clinton DNC files, since he was one of about four people who would have had access during the 40 minute window of vulnerability.
Given Rich's apparent support of Bernie Sanders, however, it seems unlikely he would work to frame his campaign for hacking.
Whatever the truth, I'm sure Reddit and 4chan anons will fill everybody in.