A private investigator for the family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich says there is evidence on laptop proving Rich was in direct contact with Wikileaks
Last year, in the middle of the night, a young man working for the DNC as the Voter Expansion Data Director was murdered for no apparent reason in his neighborhood of Washington D.C. While conspiracy theories flew, the only facts we had on the case were that he was loved by many and nothing was stolen from him on the night he was murdered. The mystery of who shot him has escaped us ever since. And when notorious Wikileaks editor in chief Julian Assange had alluded that this young man, Seth Rich, had been in contact with him, that’s when conspiracy theorists really got fired up. Despite Assange merely asking for information regarding who murdered Rich, it spawned a litany of fake news articles and conservative blame gaming against the DNC for foul play.
Today, it turns out, everything may be exactly what it seemed all along — the conspiracy theorists were right.
Yesterday, a private investigator who was hired by the family of Rich told Fox News that he had evidence from Rich’s laptop that he had direct contact with Wikileaks and says he plans to speak more to the press today about this evidence this week.
D.C. police have treated the case as open and shut, despite being no leads and no reason to believe the official story, which was that it was a robbery gone wrong — nothing had been stolen from Rich and he was shot in the back. PI Rod Wheeler, hired by the Rich family, says that the DC police, the lead agency on the investigation for the past ten months, have no evidence to suggest a robbery and are refusing to continue to investigate.
Wheeler told Fox News,
“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 on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out”
The Voter Expansion Data Director is responsible for handling the Democratic party’s voter database and making it easier for voters to find polling locations and register to vote. This means that Seth Rich saw everything that happened during the primaries leading up to the Democratic National Convention. As the director, Rich was a high-level DNC staffer who oversaw and troubleshot problems related to voter database problems and, as the title implies, expanding the database. He would be a key witness in an investigation into election fraud and voter suppression within the Democratic party during the 2016 Democratic primary.