Seth Rich Investigator Accusations Debunked By Own Interviews As Seymour Hersh Leak Kills Russia Story

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Yesterday, a private investigator in the Seth Rich murder case hired by the family of the slain DNC staffer filed a lawsuit against Fox5 news and GOP financier Ed Butowsky for misrepresenting statements he made in order to”shift the blame from Russia and help put to bed speculation that President Trump colluded with Russia…” because “that is the way the President wanted the article,” the suit alleges.

The plaintiff, former D.C. Police detective Rod Wheeler, also asserts that the Trump administration was directly involved with the story. Butowsky, who paid for Wheeler’s investigation on behalf of the Rich family, arranged a sit-down meeting with former Press Secretary Sean Spicer to brief him on Wheeler’s findings. While Spicer acknowledges the meeting, he told NPR that he only agreed to it as a favor, and he wasn't aware of any Trump involvement in the Fox5 article.

Butowsky later boasted to Wheeler that President Trump had personally reviewed the Fox story prior to publication – a statement he now says was a joke.

“Rod Wheeler unfortunately was used as a pawn by Ed Butowsky, Fox News and the Trump administration to try and steer away the attention that was being given about the Russian hacking of the DNC emails,” -Douglas Wigdor, attorney for Rod Wheeler

Fox’s ‘Fabricated’ Quotes

Wheeler asserts that in order to kill the Russian hacking narrative, Fox5 and the Trump administration fabricated the following quotes for the article:

“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks”


“My investigation shows someone within the DC government Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward…”

Except Wheeler said Seth did contact WikiLeaks, which is the whole point

In an on-camera interview with Fox5, Wheeler conveyed the exact same sentiments as the allegedly fabricated quotes:

Wheeler: I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer…

Fox5: You have sources at the FBI saying that there is information that could link Seth Rich to Wikileaks? 

Wheeler: For sure, absolutely, and that’s confirmed.

Wheeler goes on to claim that the police were told to back off the case:

I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said “Rod, we were told to stand down in this case, and I can’t share any information with you.”

Detective Wheeler backpedaled the next day, calling his on-camera statements a “miscommunication.”

Then, a week after the Fox5 story – Wheeler then sat down and told investigator George Webb “I do believe there was some communication between Seth Rich and Wikileaks.

Regardless of the other elements in the lawsuit, Rod Wheeler’s findings are on record: Seth Rich directly communicated with WikiLeaks – which, if true, destroys the Russian hacking narrative (notwithstanding any new attempts to smear Seth Rich as a traitor who worked with the Russians).

Aaron Rich

Wheeler also claimed in recently leaked audio that Seth Rich’s brother, Aaron – a Northrup Grumman employee, blocked him from looking at Seth’s computer and stonewalled his investigation.

Per Big League Politics:

Wheeler said that brother Aaron Rich tried to block Wheeler from looking at Seth’s computer, even though there could be evidence on it. “He said no, he said I have his computer, meaning him,” Wheeler said. “I said, well can I look at it?…He said, what are you looking for? I said anything that could indicate if Seth was having problems with someone. He said no, I already checked it. Don’t worry about it.”

Aaron also blocked Wheeler from finding out about who was at a party Seth attended the night of the murder.

“All I want you to do is work on the botched robbery theory and that’s it,” Aaron told Wheeler

Leaked phone call with Seymour Hersh destroys Russia narrative 

Rod Wheeler’s lawsuit also drags Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh into the Seth Rich fray. Hersh is as legitimate as they come – and is very connected to cloak-and-dagger types, however he drew sharp rebuke in 2011 when he said that the U.S. raid on Bin Laden was “one big lie, not one word of it is true.”

In Wheeler’s lawsuit, Butowsky claims Hersh – who was also investigating the Seth Rich case, told him of a ‘purported FBI report establishing that Seth Rich sent emails to WikiLeaks.”

Hersh denied the claim, telling NPR “I hear gossip… [Butowsky] took two and two and made 45 out of it.

Not exactly…

While Hersh told NPR on Monday that Butowsky’s claims of an FBI report hold no water, Butowsky taped their conversation – as profanity-laced leaked audio, reported Tuesday by Cassandra Fairbanks of Big League Politicsconfirms that according to Hersh, Seth Rich contacted Wikileaks.

Via Big League Politics:

What the report says is that some time in late Spring… he makes contact with WikiLeaks, that’s in his computer,” he says. “Anyway, they found what he had done is that he had submitted a series of documents — of emails, of juicy emails, from the DNC.

Hersh explains that it was unclear how the negotiations went, but that WikiLeaks did obtain access to a password protected DropBox where Rich had put the files.

All I know is that he offered a sample, an extensive sample, I’m sure dozens of emails, and said ‘I want money.’ Later, WikiLeaks did get the password, he had a DropBox, a protected DropBox,” he said. They got access to the DropBox.”

Hersh also states that Rich had concerns about something happening to him, and had

“The word was passed, according to the NSA report, he also shared this DropBox with a couple of friends, so that ‘if anything happens to me it’s not going to solve your problems,’” he added. “WikiLeaks got access before he was killed.”

Brennan and Russian disinformation

Hersh also told Butowsky that the DNC made up the Russian hacking story as a disinformation campaign – directly pointing a finger at former CIA director John Brennan as the architect.

I have a narrative of how that whole f*cking thing began. It’s a Brennan operation, it was an American disinformation, and the fu*kin’ President, at one point, they even started telling the press – they were backfeeding the Press, the head of the NSA was going and telling the press, fu*king c*cksucker Rogers, was telling the press that we even know who in the Russian military intelligence service leaked it.

Listen below, or read the full transcript by Reddit user /u/candylotus: 

And with that, Rod Wheeler and Seymour Hersh – in their own words, all but confirmed that Seth Rich directly provided Wikileaks with the emails which were leaked during the election. Moreover, and this can’t be overlooked – Hersh accused the Obama administration, and John Brennan in particular, of fabricating the Russia narrative.

Awan Brothers connection?

In a pair of odd tweets from last week, Wheeler hints that the arrest of DNC IT staffer Imran Awan is somehow connected to the Seth Rich case:


Last but not least, let’s not forget that Julian Assange heavily implied Seth Rich was a source:

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chubbar south40_dreams Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:57 Permalink

This lawsuit could be a ploy to get this information into discovery and the mainstream media would be forced to cover it. At least FOX would cover it and it would be confirmed because it was in open court. Otherwise it's pretty stupid to sue someone over statements that were taped and confirmed twice as coming from the investigator. I don't think they can keep a lid on this any longer. Look for a major world wide disruption/false flag in order to get this put on the back burner. Trump is getting fucked by the deep state and Obama/Brennan (fucking traitors) are in on it!

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NoDebt chubbar Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:10 Permalink

"This lawsuit could be a ploy to get this information into discovery and the mainstream media would be forced to cover it."Oh, absolutely it is.  Nobody cares about DWS.  But the Awan stuff, if it can tie back into Hillary and/or Obama was always where the gold was buried.I think it's important at this juncture to go slow and follow the facts, lest we all start sounding like the MSM and discrediting ourselves.  If the facts are there (and I believe they may well be), hand-waving hysteria and wild speculation is not helpful at this point. 

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DeadFred NoDebt Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:35 Permalink

I would love to know what was in Seth's autopsy report. I wonder why we can't see it? It's stuff like this that makes me believe the story. Random guys (even Hersh) can make up stuff as they go and how could you tell if they're speaking truth? But when they squash the evidence it speaks volumes. 

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jeff montanye Anarchyteez Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:27 Permalink

indeed he did according to the official story.  after reading the hersh transcript (where is the rest of the cut off tape?) a thought occurred that hadn't before: what if rich was both: the source of wikileaks' dnc email material and killed in a mugging gone wrong?  talk about your deus ex machina.  the thing that makes me doubt it is the fbi's refusal to acknowledge that they investigated seth rich's murder.  why would they do that?  they could always say we checked it out fully, no connection to wikileaks, botched robbery, next case.  but they didn't.  and that looks super i've said more than once, nancy drew or the hardy boys would have investigated this murder (even if it was in fact a botched robbery) because it doesn't look like a botched robbery.  it looks like it might very well be connected to the dnc email theft and if you were investigating that you would follow this lead to its end.i guess it comes down to: part of the fbi may be detectives but part of the fbi is pure propagandists working for the deep state which at that moment included making hillary clinton president.

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Jim in MN bonin006 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:39 Permalink

This had to do with an ER internist who said that procedures weren't followed, Seth was called a 'VIP', the room was cleared by LEOs, and only the physician in charge, who is connected to the Obama/Clinton top crew, was in the room.  Also said he's seen many victims survive much worse injuries.There is a One America News extended report that has pretty solid discussion of this--but when looking for it be aware that a shorter, 20 minute version is MUCH easier to find.  Keep looking.  The real report is an hour long.  

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jeff montanye Jim in MN Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:04 Permalink

thanks for that.the thing that gets me about the sy hersh take on the seth rich murder is how much more damaging it is in the short term to the dnc and "the resistance" generally.  not only is this a reporter of stature (as opposed to "lesbians with pink pistols" rod wheeler…’reilly-factor-lesbian-gangs-are-raping-young-girls) but one doesn't have to go the whole hog and believe hillary clinton contracted for seth rich's murder.  and rich himself is even compromised somewhat (told wikileaks he wanted money, something had not seen before).and names john brennan late of the cia ceo chair as the source of the russian hacking story pressed into infinity by the legacy media, the obama remnants and the dnc.  you can't create a more deadly combination of assertions to knock down the russian hacking story.  oh and this monster scoop is totally blacked out on the legacy media who are, again, caught reporting the fake news not the real stuff.  this can't help their long term return on capital.

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The_Dude bonin006 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:42 Permalink

Don't have a citation but recall reading an article (or possible reddit thread) citing one of the docs that rounded on him in intensive care.  He is quoted as saying that orders came down that the normal staff was restricted from rounds on him, something he hadn't seen before.  So only select people had access.There was also a claim that there wasn't a code blue called when Seth's heart stopped which is almost unheard of.

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Dickweed Wang bonin006 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:42 Permalink

According to multiple reports on this that I've read Rich was actually talking with police at the scene and was conscious when he was admitted to the hospital.  It was at the hospital where things got really strange as access to his room was restricted by someone from the federal government, even to medical staff.  He supposedly died from his wounds in his room.  And I have a bridge in Nevada I'll sell ya if you're interested.

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how_this_stuff_works vaporland Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:25 Permalink

If Seth Rich was shot, and by all accounts he was, how could any conceivable prosecution EVER be mounted without evidence from an autopsy? That doesn't even make sense. The family doesn't even get the chance to refuse. It's a state matter.

Let me offer this analogy: According to AVMA PLIT attorney John Fiocca, pet owners CAN NOT possibly prevail in allegations of veterinary malpractice/negligence in the event a pet dies by veterinarian UNLESS the owner has obtained a necropsy which proves CAUSE of death. Surely veterinary legal standards are not higher than those for humans.

Who the heck was the coroner?

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jeff montanye rbianco3 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:26 Permalink

i thought they did one over the phone.'s+phoned+in… who questions any of this is obviously a conspiracy nut.  the deep state continues to push inherently unbelievable narratives to exercise the powers of gullibility in the sheeple.  without constant use, some may lapse into suspicion or at least's a little something on the er experience of seth rich:

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Dickweed Wang chubbar Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:33 Permalink

Look for a major world wide disruption/false flag in order to get this put on the back burner. Kinda like the attack on the Pentagram on 9-11, the day after Rumsfeld held a press conference saying they couldn't account for 2-1/2 TRILLION dollars, right?  Oh and by the way, the cruise missile that hit the building that day just happened to strike right where the investigators of the missing money were - not to mention they were all called into the Pentagram for a meeting that morning, which in and of itself was unusual.  Just all a coincidence I'm sure.

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jeff montanye Dickweed Wang Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:46 Permalink

well, that and the guy in charge of finding the missing money, dov zakheim, pentagon controller, israeli rabbi, CEO of SPC International (the firm that sold the "anti-hijacking" instruments to the planes hijacked on 9-11) didn't come to the meeting.  kind of like larry silverstein not showing up for work that same day. 

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iamerican4 (not verified) Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:01 Permalink

Pretend Muslim fag Brennan is a fag Roman Catholic molested altarboy, with pedo homo Muslim pretend-American, married to a man Obama serving the pedo homo Anti-Christ's JFK-assassinating 9/11-committing Deep State Fifth Column Beast of (((Gog))) and Babylon we "nation of priests" "the righteous remnant of the House of Israel" came to New Israel in express covenant with the perfect Creator God Almighty to escape.Death for Treason 

Pol Pot Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:01 Permalink

I still prefer watching Designated Survivor on least I know there will be an outcome and we will finally know who was behind it all.... in the case of the DNC all we will learn is nothing....same story...different day....
the whole DNC story could be great for TV....
What a cast off characters....
Bill Clinton: I like to cum on interns
Hillary: show me a rug to munch on
John Pedesta: I should have been a priest...luv those alter boys
Perfect movie night porn....along with a Pizza...hummm....I wonder of Podesta has any recommendations around Washington for a good pizza..hand tossed

mc888 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:20 Permalink

Everybody knows about the long history of the CIA operating illegally within the domestic US to manipulate the media.What's more interesting here is Rogers. A Navy Admiral, head of the NSA, spying on the President, turns out to be one of the top leakers. This is court-martial firing squad shit.

iamerican4 (not verified) mc888 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:28 Permalink

"Rogers" is a Roman Catholic clan name...Fifth Column since they usurped the name "whig" in the 1830's pretending to be Americans before taking us over with Rome's proxy Union Army; assassinating Mr. Lincoln; and nailing their logo, the Fasces, to the front wall of the U.S. House.Only the Creator, God Almighty, is an American's Sovereign.

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devilsporkchop Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:24 Permalink

Fox News exposed as Faux News.  Butkowsky exposed as a fake news purveyor. Sean Spicer admits meeting with these two boobs about this "story" in the White House -- but it's not a problem for you idiots. Wake up Trumpsters!!  you've been had by your own tin-hat, conspiracy theory, dumbass urban legends. You no longer qualify as reasonable, smart people. You are now cro-magnons complaining that you haven't gotten a fair deal.  WAAAAAHHHHAAAHHHH !  #crybabies Trump's after the big money -- Putin level money -- he could care less about you, this country, or decency. But then again you Trumpsters have never cared about decency.

jeff montanye devilsporkchop Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:45 Permalink

first off why should your first paragraph be a problem?  fox news is no paragon of journalistic integrity; i don't care if they get blown up.  but how about sy hersh's statement that seth rich was the source of wikileaks' dnc emails?  what about the fbi never investigating seth rich or his murder?  the dnc "rebuffing" the fbi's attempt to look at the servers?  these aren't conspiracy theories, they are facts, the first hersh's statement, the second and third the fbi's, the second recently confirmed in the npr piece.and cro-magnons are what the current human population of the world is; "could care less" makes no sense, it must be "couldn't care less" and decency? anyone who supports the activities of either george w. bush or barack obama should consider the mountain of a million or more corpses they have left in the middle east and collapse in weeping shame.

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assistedliving (not verified) devilsporkchop Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:34 Permalink

Had?  The American people have been had for 50+ years.My concern is Kushner, badly in need of $$$, tRump "4 or 6?" bankruptcies always needing moar tied to Russia's VEB bank.  tRump said his RED LINE for Mueller is when he goes near tRump finances?  Follow the money, sanctions, Putin (director of VEB)not good

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