Last week, Fox 5 DC’s report incited a storm of controversy after former D.C. police homicide detective Rod Wheeler stated that there was tangible evidence on murdered Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich’s laptop suggesting that he was communicating with Wikileaks prior to his death. The story generated a large amount of outrage, with outlets like the Washington Post and Vice labelling it a “conspiracy theory” and claiming that it had no basis in fact. But details regarding the political affiliation of spokespeople and representatives of the Rich family appear to indicate that the DNC may be prioritizing its own interests, minimizing alleged political elements to the tragedy.
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It’s been close to a year since Seth Rich, the 27 year old computer expert who worked for the DNC, was murdered – shot twice in the back without anything of value taken from him. Rich was found alive and in shock before he bled out – his death ruled nothing more than a botched robbery.
Many believe Rich was a victim retaliation for being the source who provided Wikileaks with a trove of DNC emails. Rumors were fueled by the odd circumstances surrounding his death, the sudden retirement of D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier five weeks after the murder, and an email John Podesta sent to Hillary’s inner circle about making an example of a suspected leaker.
In the aftermath of the Seth Rich shooting, his family hired a private investigator, Rich Wheeler, a former D.C. homicide detective who says evidence on Seth Rich’s laptop suggests he was in contact with WikiLeaks prior to his death.
Of note, Wheeler does not have possession of the laptop in question – however he said specific information will be released on Tuesday.
Links tweeted recently by Wikileaks have undermined the ‘Russian hacking’ narrative. The documents show Guccifer2.0 pivoting away from earlier claims that he was the source of the DNC leaks, in attempt to pre-emptively smear murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich’s reputation by associating him with ‘Russian hackers’ just after Julian Assange had implied that Seth Rich was Wikileaks’ source. These developments suggest the Russian hacking narrative is deeply flawed, while implying Seth Rich was Wikileaks’ whistleblower he probably had nothing to do with Guccifer2.0, who was portraying himself as a middleman only to smear Rich’s reputation.