Shock Claim From Inside DNC: Seth Rich Leaked Emails To Moscow Lawyer One Month Before His Murder

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With the 'Russian hacking' conspiracy theory hanging by a gossamer thread, a new claim from a prominent Seth Rich investigator casts further doubt that the DNC servers were breached by a foreign actor - yet maintains the charge of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election: Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails to the same Moscow attorney who met with Trump Jr. in June 2016. 

According to Radar Online, an anonymous staffer currently employed by the DNC contacted prominent attorney, GOP lobbyist, and Seth Rich investigator Jack Burkman with the claim that Rich met with Natalia Veselnitskaya one month before his murder - giving her a cache of DNC emails later released by WikiLeaks.

“They claimed the Russian lawyer had met with Rich about a month before his death, four to six weeks, and Seth provided her with emails that were, apparently, leaked later on WikiLeaks." -Jack Burkman

Of note, Veselnitskaya - who doesn't speak English, would have needed an interpreter to meet with Rich unless he spoke Russian.

Jack Burkman represents the family of Seth Rich, and has been pushing the Seth Rich - Russia connection for months, calling for an investigation into links to the murder. In January, he told Infowars Rich was murdered by Russia after uncovering evidence that they hacked the DNC.

In addition to creating the website, Burkman is staging a reenactment of Rich's murder next Tuesday.

'Russian Hacker' narrative in it's death throes...

After serious doubt was cast on Crowdstrike, the firm which produced the evidence of Russian hacking - and recent forensic analysis revealed at least the Guccifer 2.0 portion of the leaked emails could have only been accessed locally, the Russian hacking narrative is on incredibly thin ice. Seth Rich leaking to the Russians would breathe new life into that narrative - however it would also suggest Rich was a traitor. 

One has to wonder why Seth Rich would leak to Veselnitskaya instead of going straight to WikiLeaks? Rich was an incredibly patriotic American who loved Democracy and pandas. Why would he meet with a shadowy Russian lawyer who doesn't speak English to hand over a trove of DNC emails?


Is it possible that Burkman was fed disinformation by the DNC in order to maintain the Russian interference narrative? Was Seth Rich one of the hundreds of people unmasked by the Obama admin?

I'm just going to leave this here...

Updated to specify that only the Guccifer 2.0 files have been implicated in the local access claim.


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philipat doctor10 Sat, 07/29/2017 - 23:54 Permalink

Aren't the DIMS just digging an ever bigger hole for themselves by confirming that the DNC  was not hacked but leaked by Seth Rich? First, this was the only possible shred of "evidence" for Russian hacking of the election (Hence the server was never subpoena'd) and Second, it puts more suspicion on the (unsolved) murder of Seth Rich?Oh, what a tangled web we weave.........

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Save_America1st SafelyGraze Sun, 07/30/2017 - 20:55 Permalink

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swmnguy thenameismendy Sun, 07/30/2017 - 18:37 Permalink

I'm going to guess he represents himself and the angle is money and maybe a better gig in the interwebz conspiracy echo chamber.  If you come up with a tidy theory that includes a lot of loose ends and hangs it all around the necks of whomever we're suspicious of, there's a lot of jing in it for you.300 years ago it would have been witches.  70 years ago, Communists.  40 years ago, ancient alien astronauts.  30 years ago, satanic ritual sex abuse.  Now it's global political conspiracies.  It's infected both arms of the Corporate Warfare party, each conjuring up the worst possible explanations for everything that can be pinned on the other group of Oligarchs.  Meddling Russians who don't exist any more than there's a torture dungeon under a pizza place.It's no longer enough to disagree, or to decry stupidity or incompetence, or wrongheadedness.  Every has to be a traitor or a monster to get any click-momentum.It's pathetic. 

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jeff montanye swmnguy Sun, 07/30/2017 - 22:07 Permalink

well let's look at some recent events: 9-11 features some building collapses unique in history.  instead of examining the ruins with a fine tooth comb to decide how exactly it happened (forget who did it for a moment), the debris is disposed of as fast as possible, unexamined, the steel cut up at breakneck pace and sent to the other side of the world to be smelted at a low in scrap prices.  the two government investigations are cursory and curbed (spent more on monica's blue dress; excluded explosions as a possible cause in the nist report).  so, imo, highly suspicious on the face of it, without even getting into the zionist perp angle which smacks you in the face wherever you look closely.any attempt to check this extremely influential event is dismissed out of hand, mocked and censored by the legacy press and nearly all other official opinion with punishment often meted out to those who dare investigate.  this is followed by a huge increase in surveillance of the world and especially u.s. citizens with new "rules" on torture, executive assassination, indefinite imprisonment without charges, etc.  at least five wars are begun and lost (if you don't win a guerrilla war you lose it), a million or more largely innocent people are killed (and the "guilty" are killing people who invaded their country), millions more are exiled, many going to europe impoverished and with fairly justified hatred of the west.  this occurs over two administrations, thought by their partisans to be so different, yet both following very similar policies.what does it take to be considered a traitor or a monster?

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jeff montanye doctor10 Sun, 07/30/2017 - 00:49 Permalink

as to craig murray:… to mccarthy:…, call me crazy, if seth rich really had handed off the dnc emails to a russian, even if of shadowy pedigree and limited language, i think the fbi would have investigated his murder and activities generally with at least the intensity the clandestine services checked out the russian contacts of the trump administration.  this new attempt to draw in the russians kind of ignores the guccifer 2.0 and cloudstrike efforts that were clear dnc attempts to construct a russian hacking accusation.  imo if the dnc thought there was even a likelihood (chance in fucking hell?) that seth rich's theft (now admitted by the dnc?) would have ended up with a russian national, that would have been the first line of defense, not, as we see here, the last.

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jeff montanye Handful of Dust Sun, 07/30/2017 - 01:56 Permalink

so now that all interested parties (well, except for the legacy news media and, what?, 17 clandestine agencies) agree that seth rich was the source of the dnc emails leaked by wikileaks, we can begin, just about a year late, examining the evidence.  as far as your question though, this is the fbi that can be "rebuffed" when it tries to examine the primary evidence, the dnc servers, of a national security investigation.i can just see them trying to face down a hospital administrator with the hipaa law as protection.

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swmnguy jeff montanye Sun, 07/30/2017 - 10:06 Permalink

Yes, this has the smell of bullshit to it.  Starting with Jack Burkman.  His story appears to be mostly bullshit.  First off, I don't think he really is representing the Rich family.  He seems to imply he is, but he doesn't seem to come right out and say it.Also, this is way too pat.  Why that particular Russian?  Just seems too...convenient.This seems like the kind of breathless clickbait assembled after the fact from pieces lying around, to feed the echo chamber of websites that re-write each other's stories and comment on each other's rewriting of the same stories to build the appearance that there's something at the bottom of it.  I'm reminded of "TruePundit"'s story citing Erik Prince that the NYPD had gotten warrants for every top Dem on the basis of what the NYPD found on Carlos Danger's laptop.  That steaming pile got circulated all over the usual echo chamber participants, and promptly vanished.It would be great if this Seth Rich story panned out.  But this has all the earmarks of a grifter looking for a payout.

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jeff montanye Bastiat Sun, 07/30/2017 - 22:35 Permalink

right.  it likely isn't true that seth rich did this.but is it true that the dnc says he did?  that's the rub imo.  if the dnc says this, they obviously tie the seth rich murder to the email theft and demand a thorough investigation.  not this pile of shit that constitutes the "truth/real news" from the legacy media:… like the not letting the fbi search the servers or the fbi not investigating the rich murder, these are events which if true (or at least purported to be true by the fbi) cause any thinking person to question the competence and/or honesty of this the premier investigative body ot the nation.  it's so much more powerful than if the fbi said yes we checked the servers and looked like it could have been russian hacking or even we couldn't tell.  or with the rich murder, yes we looked closely at the phone and computer and everything and we support the d.c. police: botched robbery.for the life of me i can't figure out why they didn't go this way.  who among us is going to get to look at any of those devices and dispute them?  no one.  but how many can say that the current official story makes no sense?  potentially every person that hears it.even if they do go back and say precisely that, it's not the same.  everyone still gets to roll her/his eyes and say "sure it is.  but tell us again why you didn't do it a year ago when the evidence wasn't quite so fucking cold oh best cops in the world."

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swmnguy stampman Sun, 07/30/2017 - 09:57 Permalink

That's a good one.  I coordinate fancy-pants business meetings.  I collect bullshit phrases, and create my own to keep myself amused.  The business world simply loves acronyms and initialisms.I've come up with an HR Diversity campaign I titled "Fully Utilize Cultural Knowledge," and an IT campaign I titled "Strategically Harness Internet Technology."I also like it when corporate consultants tear down silos and implement cross-functional synergies.  I don't have any more idea what they're talking about than they do, but it sounds very bleeding-edge, doesn't it?  And that's, apparently, where we want to be.Whatever.  As long as they pay me, and indeed they do.

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jeff montanye PiratePiggy Sun, 07/30/2017 - 00:52 Permalink

spirit cooking a jus.well since seth rich is now brought into this by the dnc (at long, long, long last), let's see what his phone, computer, etc. have to say, as well as those darn dnc servers. and, were i the fbi, every fucking computer, phone, blackberry, memo pad and etch a sketch that hillary or bill clinton, loretta lynch, john podesta, imran awan and his extended family, huma abedin and her extended family, and debbie wasserman schultz (and her extended family? that's a lot of people) has touched in the last decade or two. 

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KuriousKat Sat, 07/29/2017 - 22:02 Permalink

Good Grief Jack..Don't you kinow we already aware of your Lobbying for wind river llc, Rothschild husband creation, and links to HRC and Hollywood..The incredible part was send you all the tips on Seth. yeah Right...A claim from inside the DNC is not the same as an independently verified leak.

jeff montanye KuriousKat Sun, 07/30/2017 - 01:23 Permalink

well you're right, it isn't.  another independent leak that seth rich was the source of wikileaks' material does not push the needle that much further than where it was after julian assange offered a reward for information on seth rich's murderer.but an anonymous dnc source relaying to a russian hacking meme tool that seth rich was the source of the stolen dnc emails ("limited hangout"), even if given to a shadowy russian operative of uncertain curriculum vitae, puts a few more ax blows into what is still touted as "the news" or "the truth" by the legacy media and some number in the high teens of u.s. intelligence agencies (isn't that the number can be in the high teens bad enough on it's own?).  it also breaks the hearts of a few more democratic deadender faithful who have been hoping against hope that somehow trump's election was illegitimate and that it was just possible that hillary clinton is not, in fact, who she really is. 

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nmewn jeff montanye Sun, 07/30/2017 - 08:08 Permalink

Its a good line of reasoning, of course being yet "another anonymous source" its hard to count on its validity but it is ultimately damning to the DNC. 1. It puts a murdered DNC employee squarely in the spotlight that the Alinsky press has tried mightily to keep turned off.2. It brings to the forefront (again) the how & the why and under what circumstances were MULTIPLE visa's and waivers granted by Lowrenta Lynch from on high to Natalia V in order to even be allowed into the country. 3. To a lesser extent, the US "intelligence community" must suck pretty bad for a Russian spy to be photographed sitting in a prime spot at Congressional committee meetings even as said "intelligence community" is trying to get FISA warrants to spy on course, when you've got a communist running the CIA (Brennan), a perjurer installed at DIA (Clapper), a now admitted felon at the FBI (Comey) and Mrs Matters as Comey's boss, anything is possible ;-)  

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DjangoCat Sat, 07/29/2017 - 22:27 Permalink

Jack Burkman, DNC legal consultant, is giving out information relevant to Seth Rich murder??This looks and smells bad.  More Russia Russia Russia, and taken to the achilles heel of the DNC, Seth Rich.They play a deep game.