The investigation into the mysterious murder of Seth Rich has been a long, convoluted saga – and that’s putting it lightly.
In the early morning hours of July 10, 2016, Seth Rich was shot on the streets of Washington, D.C. Though the police department labeled Rich’s murder as a “botched robbery”, Rich’s wallet, credit cards, and watch were left on his person. He was transported to the hospital but succumbed to his gunshot wounds just hours later. Since the murder, no official police report has been released publicly. No body cameras worn by responding officers has been released. Instead of answering (or even asking) any real questions, the mainstream media has been more than content to focus on the “botched robbery” angle of Rich’s murder and exclusively that.
Then, almost a full year after the murder in May 2017, Rod Wheeler – a private investigator working for the Rich family – confirmed that Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to his death. Fox News, after reporting Wheeler’s bombshell claim, eventually retracted the report giving deluge to accusations of the story being “baseless” and “discredited”. Late May, I also chronicled instances that didn’t add up with the Seth Rich investigation. Beyond that, the furor over the unsolved murder slowly fizzled out and slid into the back of the public’s collective conscious…
…That is, until now…
Two audio recordings – uploaded to YouTube weeks before they broke into the public sphere on August 1 – purport some explosive, bombshell claims over the Seth Rich investigation.
The first bombshell audio features the Rich family P.I., Rod Wheeler. Wheeler speaks at length, detailing his investigation into Seth Rich’s murder and the roadblocks he’s hit thus far.
Of course, Brad Bauman, the DNC-assigned PR handler for the Rich family, has stonewalled the investigation but according to Wheeler, Aaron Rich – Seth Rich’s own brother – has allegedly been stonewalling the investigation as well.
Wheeler claims that Aaron Rich has only wanted to focus on the “botched robbery” angle of Rich’s murder – just as the police and mainstream media want to. Wheeler also claims Aaron refuses to talk about any sort of technology relating to Seth – e-mails, Seth’s personal computer; it’s off-limits even if it has to do with the murder.
Interestingly, Wheeler also claims that Seth Rich’s father insisted Seth had two cell-phones but whether or not the extra phone was activated or not is unknown…
The second audio features Seymour Hersh, a storied, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with an impeccable reputation. Before he begins talking, he claims all of the information he has comes from an FBI document read by one of his long-time, trusted anonymous sources inside the government. That claim alone is staggering – if all of this info was gleaned from an FBI document, the government and former President Obama already know Seth Rich was WikiLeak’s source!
Hersh claims that while Rich was WikiLeak’s source, Rich wanted money for the DNC e-mails and sent sample, teaser e-mails to the whistle-blowing organization. Hersh also claims that a .22 caliber gun was used in Seth Rich’s murder. Hersh notes:
“…there’s no DNC… emails that exist beyond May 21st, May 22nd.”
No e-mails in the DNC dump by WikiLeaks go further than mid-May of 2016… Seth Rich was murdered about a month later, in early July. Hersh claims that Seth Rich was using Dropbox to hold the e-mails before he gave them to WikiLeaks and gave the password to the cloud storage to trusted friends as insurance.
Through the last half of the audio, Hersh claims that after Rich’s murder, the government (Obama, CIA-head Brennan, NSA-head Rogers) manufactured and created the lie that Russia hacked the DNC and gave their e-mails to WikiLeaks.
As Hersh puts it:
“It was… American disinformation… At one point, they even started… briefing the press [again]… Rogers was telling the press that we knew who in… the Russian Military Intelligence Service… leaked it – all bullshit.”
You may be asking yourself: why does any of this matter?
It’s merely two low-quality audio recordings; one of which is definitely Rod Wheeler speaking about the Seth Rich investigation. The other isn’t even 100% confirmed to be Seymour Hersh; however, the fact that it sounds exactly like him and he brings up working at the New York Times – where Hersh worked for seven years in the 1970’s – makes a pretty good case.
Julian Assange, de facto head of WikiLeaks, has said he would never reveal a WikiLeaks source. He’d certainly debunk one, right? To publish and broadcast these recordings would be brazenly irresponsible if what the audio was saying was untrue.
Before the audio recordings were shared by WikiLeaks on August 1, the mainstream media attempted to deflect and shape the narrative away from the incoming revelations. Media outlets, almost in unison, published stories about the “discredited” Seth Rich story; oh, and that President Trump allegedly worked with Fox News in pushing out Wheeler’s original story way back in May. In short, their ludicrous attempts at subversion are dead in the water – simply because the mainstream media has no credibility left.
— Jon Hall 🐼 (@JonHallFMS) August 2, 2017
As Hersh hit on, the mainstream media – and likely even the U.S. government – manufactured the Russian hacking hysteria to cover for their assassination of Seth Rich.
Enter Crowdstrike, a firm hired by DNC to investigate claims of Russian hacking on our election and democracy.
As ZeroHedge reports:
“In lieu of substantive evidence provided to the public that the alleged hacks which led to Wikileaks releases of DNC and Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta’s emails were orchestrated by the Russian Government, CrowdStrike’s bias has been cited as undependable in its own assessment, in addition to its skeptical methods and conclusions. The firm’s CTO and co-founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank with openly anti-Russian sentiments that is funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who also happened to donate at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.”
Crowdstrike was given $100M by Google; nevermind that Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt worked extensively for and donated to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. The Daily Caller even reports:
“In April 2016, two months before the June report that alleged a Russian conspiracy, former President Barack Obama appointed Steven Chabinsky, the general counsel and chief risk officer for CrowdStrike, to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.”
On top of all of this, Crowdstrike was the only one to come to a conclusion on the “Russia” conspiracy. The FBI never even inspected the hacked DNC servers and simply went off of Crowdstrike’s conclusion that Russian hackers did infiltrate DNC servers when there is absolutely no proof behind their claim.
Plainly, with all of this laid out, it’s extremely suspicious. With Crowdstrike’s connections to elite Democrats and their lack of any real conclusive evidence, it makes you wonder why they so ardently pushed the Russian hacking narrative for so long. Not only Crowdstrike, but the mainstream media latched onto and pushed anti-Russian hysteria for a full year – formerly reputable outlets were reduced to shoving misinformation and propaganda down viewer’s throats…
Was it really for ratings? Or was the Fake News media trying to cover for the Establishment’s murderous hit on the real leaker of the DNC e-mails?