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Seth Rich: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Seth Rich, DNC

DNC staffer, Seth Rich, in his DNC profile picture. (LinkedIn/Seth Rich)

Seth Conrad Rich’s unsolved murder on a Washington D.C. street has sparked a flurry of conspiracy theories because he was a staffer and self-described data analyst for the Democratic National Committee.

WikiLeaks is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in Rich’s death (that’s in addition to a previous $25,000 reward being offered in the case).

Most recently, Rod Wheeler, a private investigator recanted claims he made to Fox 5 in Washington D.C. about Rich and WikiLeaks – claims that are disputed by Rich’s own family. Newsweek has now reported that the FBI is not investigating the Rich murder, and is quoting the private investigator as denying he has any firsthand knowledge of purported Rich/WikiLeaks contact. According to the New York Times, the Rich family is demanding retractions from Fox.

Rich, 27, who worked for the DNC on voting issues, was shot and killed in Washington D.C., and his murder remains mysterious. “Police have found little information to explain his death,” said The New York Daily News.

Conspiracy theories are raging about Rich’s death because of his DNC employment and also the lack of an obvious motive, eyewitnesses, or suspect in the case. Rich, 27, was shot on July 10, 2016 at 4:15 in the morning near a Washington D.C. neighborhood where he lived, said CBS News. Some are also raising questions about the August death of Shawn Lucas, who served the DNC with a lawsuit alleging fraud in the presidential race.

However, Lucas’ death was eventually labeled an accident as a result of a combination of drugs, including kratom.

In the Rich homicide case, The Washington Post wrote on July 11: “Police said they have no suspects, witnesses or motive, though they are looking at whether Rich could have been slain in an attempted robbery.”

Washington D.C. Metropolitan police public affairs told Heavy on Aug. 9: “At this time, there is no indication that Seth Rich’s death is connected to his employment at the DNC. However, we welcome information that could potentially lead to the identification of the individual(s) responsible for his death and are pleased when any outside contributors help us generate new leads.”

Here’s what you need to know:


1. His Father Says Key Items Were Not Taken Even Though It’s Being Called a Possible Robbery & the Family Is Pushing Back at the New Allegation About WikiLeaks

Seth Rich. (Facebook/Seth Rich memorial page)

Seth Rich was murdered in July 2016. (Facebook/Seth Rich memorial page)

NBC Channel 4 in Washington says that Seth’s mother, Mary Rich, said police “told her family her son may have been the victim of an attempted robbery.” In August, Mary joined police in a press conference in which she asked the public for help in providing tips.

However, after Assange spoke about the death and WikiLeaks offered its reward, the Rich family asked, through a spokesman, that people stop politicizing the tragedy.

“The family welcomes any and all information that could lead to the identification of the individuals responsible, and certainly welcomes contributions that could lead to new avenues of investigation,” Rich family spokesman Brad Bauman said in a statement to Business Insider.

“That said, some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are actually causing more harm than good and impeding on the ability for law enforcement to properly do their job,” the statement continued. The family also asked the public to stop spreading “harmful” and “unproven” theories about Rich’s death, said Business Insider.

Rich’s father told The Washington Post that Seth’s watch, wallet and credit cards were not taken, but he thinks Rich was “killed after resisting a robbery in which the assailant got nothing.”

Daily Mail says Rich was attacked across the street from a convenience store on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, not far from a brownstone he shared with three or four roommates. Rich was from Omaha, “where his family played a strong role in the Beth El Synagogue,” said Daily Mail.

However, Acting Capt. Anthony Haythe of the Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide branch said in a July news conference that all motives were being considered, said CBS. The New York Daily News quoted police as saying, “There is no immediate indication that robbery was a motive in the attack…but it has not been ruled out as a possibility.”

The police said they are looking into whether Rich’s death was tied to other robberies in the area, and his roommate told WUSA9 that Rich “was probably walking home from his girlfriend’s apartment when he was robbed and then shot.” The Washington Post said there were two robberies “in the city in the hour preceding the shooting, both more than one mile away.”

The family of Rich is now pushing back at the private investigator’s claims about Rich and WikiLeaks.

The PI, Rod Wheeler, has stepped back from the Fox 5 account, now telling Fox News of the claims he made, “I don’t know for sure, I don’t know as a matter of fact if the emails went out to the Wikileaks or anybody else.” He told Buzzfeed that the Fox 5 account was not accurate.

The family’s spokesman, Brad Bauman, is a partner at the Pastorum Group, a crisis communication firm that works with progressive causes. WikiLeaks was quick to point this out:

The Rich family, in a statement published by NBC News, said it has seen “no evidence” and was a “family committed to facts” not “fake evidence.”

The family also said Wheeler was paid for by a third-party and was contractually obliged to not comment in the media about the case without the family’s permission.

“As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press,” the Rich family statement said. It continued:

“Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so. We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers. The services of the private investigator who spoke to press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.

According to UK Daily Mail, Wheeler recanted his comments, and Rich’s family sent the private investigator “a cease and desist letter threatening legal action.”

According to NBC News, a lawyer for the Rich family sent a letter to PI Rod Wheeler that said, “Your statements and actions have caused, and continue to cause, the Family severe mental anguish and emotional distress. Your behavior appears to have been deliberate, intentional, outrageous, and in patent disregard of the Agreement and the obvious damage and suffering it would cause the Family. Your improper and unauthorized statements, many of which are false and have no basis in fact, have also injured the memory and reputation of Seth Rich and have defamed and injured the reputation and standing of the members of the Family.”

NBC News reported of Wheeler, “Wheeler has since completely recanted his story, both in the press and in a private message to Rich’s family. The private investigator told other outlets the Fox reporter essentially put words in his mouth by giving him information that he then repeated in an on-camera interview.” Although the family has asked for an apology and retraction from Fox 5, none has been granted thus far, reported NBC.

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2. There Was a Struggle Before Rich Was Shot Multiple Times, Including at Least Once in the Back

Seth Rich, DNC

Seth Rich was a DNC staffer when he was murdered. (Facebook/Seth Rich Memorial Page).

Rich’s mother told NBC Channel 4 in Washington D.C. that her son’s “hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, and yet he had two shots to his back, and yet they never took anything.”

The Washington D.C. Medical Examiner’s office told Heavy that Rich died from gunshot wound to the torso and the manner of death was homicide. The office did not say how many times Rich was shot and said that autopsy reports are not publicly released to the news media in D.C.

The Washington Post says at least one of Rich’s multiple gunshot wounds was in the back. The shooting occurred in northwest Washington D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, said WUSA9. Rich was taken to the hospital, where he died, said WUSA9.

Rich was discovered by police who were patrolling the area and was conscious and breathing at first, said CNN. He was talking on the phone with his girlfriend when the shooting occurred and told her not to worry about it when she heard a noise, said NBC 4. There is a $25,000 reward being offered in the Rich murder case.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Discusses Seth Rich, Sources & the DNC

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange spoke to Dutch television about murdered Democratic National Committee analyst Seth Rich. Here is what he said about Rich, sources, leaks, and the DNC.

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3. Hillary Clinton Mentioned Rich’s Death in a July Speech & Debbie Wasserman Schultz Praised Him

The Washington Post has posted video of that speech. “Surely, we can agree that weapons of war have no place on the streets of America,” Clinton said after mentioning Rich as an example of someone killed who doesn’t make the headlines. She said he had worked on voting rights for the DNC.

Two days before Rich died, he posted a plea on Facebook to end gun violence, saying, “I have family and friends on both sides of the law. Please, stop killing each other,” says UK Daily Mail.

According to CBS, former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that Rich was a “dedicated, selfless public servant who worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as Americans.”

To People Magazine, friends described Rich as self-deprecating, non apathetic, a bit of a goofball, and someone who “would stand up for anybody.”


4. Rich Worked on the DNC’s Voter Expansion Efforts & Described Himself as a Data Analyst

Seth Rich with friends. (Facebook/Seth Rich memorial page).

Seth Rich with friends. (Facebook/Seth Rich memorial page).

On his LinkedIn page, Rich described himself as “Experienced and impassioned data analyst. I have an enormous interest in public service and working towards making the world a better place.” The page says that Rich had worked as the DNC’s Voter Expansion Data Director since 2014.

Before that, he was a Research Data Associate for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner; a Boating Education Director and Staff Programming Director at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin; a research intern for Senator Ben Nelson; a member of the campaign staff for the Nebraska Democratic Party, an enumerator for the Census Bureau, a field organizer for Senate campaigns, and other jobs.

People Magazine says he worked on voter expansion efforts for the DNC and The Washington Post says that, as a DNC staffer, he worked on a project to “help voters easily find their polling places.”

Rich graduated from Creighton University with a B.A. in Political Science: Public Policy and History, said his LinkedIn page.

According to Town Hall, Rich had previously worked on the U.S. Senate campaign for Nebraska businessman Scott Kleeb. “The Clinton Global Initiative provided funds for a clean energy business started by Kleeb, which had come under investigation after losing $300,000 in 2010 and another $300,000 in 2011 despite the subsidies,” asserted Town Hall, adding that “Rich was also previously employed at a data firm that had worked with the Clintons.”

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5. Conspiracy Theories Have Sprouted up Online About Rich’s Murder

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The cover photo of the Seth Rich memorial page on Facebook. (Facebook/Seth Rich memorial page)

Various conspiracy theories have sprouted up about Rich’s death, without concrete evidence to back them up, but fueled in part by the WikiLeaks dump of almost 20,000 DNC emails, which led to the resignation of Wasserman Schultz.

However, numerous news sites, such as NBC, have reported that government officials and security firms believe that Russian intelligence was behind that leak; WikiLeaks denies being tied to Russian intelligence but won’t reveal its sources for the emails, which, among other things, appear to show DNC officials favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary.

Reddit threads devote exhaustive discussion to dissecting the Rich murder case.

Snopes is one of the sites that has sought to debunk evidence-less claims about Rich. Heat Street is another.

In the interview with Dutch television station NOS, a public broadcasting company, on Aug. 8, WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange and the news anchor discussed Rich. See the second video in this story. Here is what they said in the videotaped interview conducted in English:

Assange: “Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material, often very significant risks. There’s a 27-year-old that works for the DNC who was shot in the back, murdered, just two weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington. So…”

Anchor: “That was just a robbery, I believe, wasn’t it?”

Assange: “No, there’s no finding. So, ah – “

Anchor: “What are you suggesting? What are you suggesting?”

Assange: “I am suggesting that our sources, ah, take risks and they, they become concerned to see things occurring like that.”

Anchor: “But was he one of your sources then, I mean?”

Assange: “We don’t comment on who our sources are.”

Anchor: “But why make the suggestion about a young guy being shot in the streets of Washington?”

Assange: “Because we have to understand how high the stakes are in the United States. Our sources, ah, our sources face serious risks, that’s why they come to us so we can protect, ah, their anonymity.”

Anchor: “But it’s quite something to suggest a murder. That’s basically what you are doing.”

Assange: “Well, others have suggested that. We investigated to understand what happened in that situation, with Seth Rich. I think it is a concerning situation. There is not a conclusion yet. We wouldn’t be willing to say a conclusion yet, but we are concerned about it. More importantly, a variety of WikiLeaks sources are concerned when that kind of thing happens.”

WikiLeaks later put a statement out on Seth Rich:

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      • Snopes is a bought-and-paid-for shill. Never believe anything Snopes produces. I have found their research so shallow and unintelligent so many times that I had to quit using them as a resource. I am a research analyst and I absolutely must “get it right”. Snopes does not produce accurate data.

        • Snopes is okay for debunking tabloid stuff like cocaine in mummies, and the forums have a decent following, but it there’s a political element, the site is plain state-controlled media. I’m not sure I’d call it “liberal”. They support Hillary, and she’s a warmonger.

          • Lol, They debunk lies about Conservatives, i.e. Trump, Bush, Gingrich, etc. as often or more often as they do for liberals. You who criticize them strictly for being “liberal shills” are just repeating what your fringe pundits tell you. Here’s a thought, subscribe to their weekly newsletter and write down the number of times they debunk lies against the right and lies against the left.

            • davud darouse you make me laugh, The demogoons are always involved in scandals , lies and coverups about their own party. Go back to your liberal brain dead college and tell your numnuts professor to GET OVER IT, TRUMP WON….

    • Snipes does not just cover political info. They talk about celebrity gossip, mythology, and cultural stereotypes among many other things.

  1. It was a quiet crime free neighborhood, but media has tried to confuse the issue by saying there were robberies one mile away in the prior month. One mile away in an urban or suburban area may as well be in the next state. Crime one mile away does not change it from a crime-free area. Secondly, the girlfriend said that she heard a “noise” and Seth said he would call her back. In another report, the girlfriend was reported to have heard a “shot”, and that Seth said he would call her back. If it were a “shot”, they had to be shooting him from a distance. The media may be again trying to confuse the issue about his so-called “bruises.”

    • that “more than one mile away” comment i believe is the author’s attempt to say that it IS far away and likely not the same robbers.

      if he’s shot in the back then he’s likely going to have bruised his knees and such falling foward…

    • Yes, there is a lot of information absent, such as the caliber of bullet dug out of his body, shot placement, bruises, last phone call receiver and/or dialed (exclude his girlfriend), any emails, tweets or text messages asking for a 4am meeting, phone calendar entries, whether he was walking toward his home or away from it.

      Someone convinced Mr. Rich to meet them at the ridiculous hour for “security reasons”, and Seth trusted the person enough to go out walking in the dark of the late morning hours in Washington, DC. Maybe it was wiki, and the CIA was listening in. Maybe it was FBI, and the Clinton’s got tipped off. Remember that FBI Director Comey didn’t even bother to attend the meeting with Hillary Clinton, and right away he said “no charges will be filed.” It seems he is protecting her. So if he is, then it stands to reason that he has people using electronic means to monitor calls and internet activity of people close to her, which includes Seth Rich. The Clinton’s would have had Seth’s cell number, which makes it extremely easy to monitor his conversations and text messages. Triangulating a “drop phone” to his home would have been almost as easy.

      I do know this much – I published an article on Clinton last week that was immediately picked up by two offices in Washington, DC (I watch them, they watch me). Obviously someone is keeping a sharp eye out for anyone opposed to her. The scrutiny of someone in Seth Rich’s position would be extremely granular. They would capture every keystroke he made on every digital device he used, and someone most likely discovered Seth did send wikileaks the information. That would explain Wikileaks offer for a reward for conviction, because they have a relationship with a murdered man who did a good thing.

      This is a standard Clinton operation. There are very many dead people in the wake of the Clintons, and there will be more. They have help. They do not operate as normal people operate. Nothing is allowed to stand between them and power. The reason Seth was not suicided is because they had to send a very clear message to any other truthful people.

      • Did we ever learn what caliber the bullet was? Interesting going back and reading what was happening at the time surrounding the start of FBI Investigation of Russia. Looks like the Russian’s probably had him killed because he was there mole in the DNC. THey covered themselves by pushing more of the fake news out blaming Clinton.

        I think the bullet is probably very unique or associated with Russian trade craft.

    • Laugh out loud. 1. No neighborhood is crime free. 2. All one has to do is look up a property in the neighborhood (NW D.C. a few blocks east of Howard University on a real estate site, which I just did, and one can see how wrong you actually are. Theft, theft, theft, armed robbery, armed robbery, armed robbery, theft, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, theft, etc. etc.

  2. The deaths of those around the Clintons keeps on going up. All the scandals and the obvious graft of the Clinton Foundation. What does it take for the American people to wake up and reclaim their country and freedom from these crooks. As for black life’s matter ,they might want to watch Clinton Xash on the internet( it’s free) and answer the question of those blacks in Haiti, Congo, Nigeris, whose monies were redirected to people who than paid off the Clintons and were themselves left in poverty, did their black lives matter. Wake up America and do your duty for your children and grandchildren. Your being sold into slavery.

  3. All you peeps my find this interesting, it happened at MCAS el toro. The murder of James sabow is very similar to that of Seth.

  4. Speculation is not conspiracy theory. Law enforcement uses speculation CONSTANTLY. The facts point to this murder being very convenient and suspicious. That’s not Conspiracy Theory. To say it wasn’t suspicious we’d have to be a “coincidence theorist” now wouldn’t we?

  5. Robbery gone bad. A “hit” would’ve been quiet or made to look like an accident and most likely wouldn’t have been in a public space.

    The perp most likely got scared after the sounds of his own gunshots and took off.

      • I agree, but these days, any type of hit can be dispelled with a single sentence from John Oliver about how ridiculous the conspiracy theories are.

        • OK–here’s a conspiracy theory for you……it was the video. That one was a well orchestrated conspiracy involving Hillary, Obama, Susan Rice and any number of state dept folks. The conspiracy was to deceive the American people….to protect Obama’s upcoming election because of his lie about terrorism being on the ropes. The military was part of it as well. They were told to stand down–to change in and out of uniform half a dozen times while sitting on the ground waiting for the go order which never came. We could have had a couple of F-15 jets overhead in a couple of hours yet we did nothing. The excuse was “we didn’t know how long it would last”. It lasted a lot longer than it would take for the F-15s to get there and light the place up. Even if it didn’t…..the worst case is some burned Jet-A fuel. Seth Rich was only one of many who, while orbiting the Clinton world, get dead. Ask yourself this question……in your entire life how many people do you know who have been murdered or committed suicide? My guess is damn few if any. Yet those who get close to the Clintons get killed or kill themselves with seeming regularity–starting all the way back when Slick was governor in LIttle Rock. Is it proof? No. Is it enough to give one pause? It sure in hell should be. .

  6. Yeah, why bother trying to critically think about anything? All we need to do is realize that anything that seems odd, unsolved or out-of-place has already been “debunked” by professionals. So don’t bother seeing the larger picture, just go about your day and vote for one candidate or the other, both of which were never friends, haven’t donated to each other in the past, have never golfed together, would never let their daughters be BFFs and would never attend family weddings. One is pure evil and one isn’t as bad because the other one says mean things all the time. Everything is fine, just move along.

  7. There is also speculation that those who killed Seth are the ones he thought were actually agents with whom he had planned to meet to discuss shady goings-on and possibly Election Fraud in the DNC.
    As another person posted, this shouldn’t be called conspiracy theory, this is speculation; as it is properly referred to in law enforcement.

  8. You can tell a shill reporter by the repeated invocation of the formula: “without evidence to back them up.” There is also no evidence to back up the official theory that it was an attempted robbery.

  9. I doubt it was a conspiratorial hit if he lived to make it to hospital. Plus, why beat him up? Nope. Not a professional hit.

  10. Hillary clinton and bill Clinton: wherever they, whatever they touch there always seems to be “mysterious deaths” occuring. Gee i guess they kinda, like, bring bad luck to people, huh?

  11. Hillary is a murderer and she must be stopped.

    This isn’t tinfoil hat conspiracy nonsense anymore. This is really happening. Hillary, the media, and the political elite in this country are colluding to hold on to their power. It’s crystal clear at this point. Everyone needs to vote — for ANYONE other than Hillary. I don’t care if you want Trump, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein… but literally anyone other than Hillary.

  12. There is as much proof of Russian involvement in the hacking as the theory of Seth Rich being assassinated with a shot to the back for being the wikileaks source, despite what “NBC” claims. And what govt sources have fingered the Russians? Slanted.

    • I believe the old kgb had a hand in this. The poor guy probably caught on. They have done this over and over in Russia and other nations.

  13. It is a real possibility that the conspiracy is associated with the hackers and not the hacked, so the old kgb is more likely suspect. We know that Washington is now overrun by Russian spies who serve as intel arms for Putin.

    • Do we really know that? How do we know that? The secret service agencies say they have proof but can’t show anyone. Hmm, something a little wrong with that type of evidence if you ask me. What hides behind secrecy is mostly corruption and lies.

  14. Go to Wikipedia and read about Daniel Ellsberg. He was going to be charged by the Espionage Act because he exposed the Pentagon Papers. He stated the government lied about the Vietnam War, and the proof was in the Pentagon Papers. Howard Hunt and Gordon Liddy ordered a “covert operation” to get a “mother lode” of info to discredit him. There is more to this story, too much to go into detail. If interested, research Daniel Ellberg on Wikipedia. It makes one wonder what might have really happened to Seth Rich. Prayers to the family of Seth Rich :(

    • the ‘catch’ is rather obv. you can’t halfheartedly whistleblow them or no-one will believe you, and you just cant go fully public on them, because you’d then accused of treason and be ‘dealt’ with before you even knew what hit you…

  15. Firstly this young man’s death is a tragedy and condolences to his family. I’m no fan of Hillary Clinton and I believe the DNC’s handling of the primaries was reprehensible. However the idea that Mr. Rich may have been murdered because he ” may have been a whistleblower threatening to expose election fraud carried out to help Hillary Clinton win the Democrat primary.” is a bit much. In the first place there’s really no such thing as election fraud in the primaries because no laws actually govern what is essentially the election of a country club president save those of the parties themselves and secondly EVERYONE knows the Democratic primaries were absolutely rigged for Hillary Clinton.That’s no reason to kill anybody unless you’re planning on killing half the country

    • the saddest part is that you just figure out their plan, and choose not to believe the ‘evidence’. half the nation is way too short anyhow ;(

    • He was killed because he knew too much about the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation. He supplied a good deal of that information to Wiki He also knew about HRC and Huma’s relationship….including Cheryl Mills. The immunity deals given to all those folks recently has more to do with her personal relationships and the Clinton cash syndicate than they do with classified emails. Congress can’t even ask questions of those reprobates because they have immunity and can tell Congress to go to hell….and have. Witness Patrick Kennedy attempting to deep six a classified email about Benghazi–offering a bribe to the FBI to declassify it and then place a document classification on it that would bury it in the state dept archives never to see the light of day again. He asked the FBI if they intended to go public with the attempted bribe and even the existence of that email. He was told that they would not. The very next day Hillary lies with a straight face and tells all of us that there were never any classified emails on her server. Kennedy greased the skids with the FBI so that Hillary could lie to us and get away with it. My question here (one among hundreds) is why did the FBI agree not to talk about it? They never told Congress about it. We wouldn’t know about it except for the 302 summary doc that was probably an OOPS doc release when Congress demanded more. Remember when the FBI wanted some released documents back from Congress? Gee–I wonder why.

  16. Clinton Body Count or Left-Wing Conspiracy? Three With Ties to DNC Mysteriously Die

    Since the Democratic National Committee emails were leaked a few weeks ago, three people associated with the DNC have all been found dead under what could be questionable circumstances. Some — including Bernie Sanders supporters — suspect the Clintons were behind the deaths, just more episodes in the alleged “Clinton body count” dating back to the 1990s. Others dismiss the speculation as left-wing conspiracy nuts. But until the police have completed their investigations and the medical examiners have released autopsy reports, it is premature to make any determinations.

    Seth Rich

    DNC staffer Seth Rich was mysteriously murdered in the streets of Washington, D.C., on July 10. Although it is being investigated as a robbery, his wallet, credit cards and watch were not taken. The 27-year old was shot in the back on July 10 at 4:15 a.m. near his affluent neighborhood, while he was reportedly walking home from his girlfriend’s apartment. Police still have no suspects, witnesses or motive. His mother told the local NBC station that there were bruises on his face, knees and hands, apparently from trying to fend off his attackers.

    Some are speculating that Hillary Clinton is behind the murder, because Rich could have been the DNC staffer responsible for leaking the 20,000 damaging DNC emails to Wikileaks. The allegation is that powerful Sanders allies convinced Rich to leak the data. He had previously worked on the U.S. Senate campaign for Nebraska businessman Scott Kleeb, who lost his election. The Clinton Global Initiative provided funds for a clean energy business started by Kleeb, which had come under investigation after losing $300,000 in 2010 and another $300,000 in 2011 despite the subsidies. Rich was also previously employed at a data firm that had worked with the Clintons. After news of possible corruption emerged between the Clinton Global Initiative and Kleeb, supposedly that led to Sanders’ cronies pressuring Rich to leak what was going on.
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    Rich was a data analyst, so it is very possible he could have had access to the DNC’s emails. Julian Assange of Wikileaks said recently on TV that it wasn’t Russian hackers who intercepted the emails, as the Hillary Clinton campaign has alleged; instead, any one of a number of staffers within the DNC could have leaked them.

    Emily Zanotti of HeatStreet, who is no leftist, has written a skeptical article about the conspiracy theories surrounding his death, analyzing Reddit threads. Reddit has contributors covering the circumstances of his death extensively, but they aren’t professional journalists, are mostly anonymous and can get things wrong, which hurts the credibility of the speculation.

    The myth-debunking site Snopes labeled the suspicion over Rich’s death as false. This is strange, since how does Snopes know that it is false? The police haven’t even completed their investigation yet, which Snopes admits. Many murders go unsolved, including several of the strange deaths of people associated with the Clintons. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information about who killed Rich.

    There should be no rush to judgment either way. Two people were robbed at gunpoint within the hour before Rich was murdered, a little over a mile away. If Rich was really the victim of a robbery, why didn’t the robbers take his valuables? It is possible that Rich refused to turn his valuables over, so the robbers shot him, and then fled without the valuables due to the noise from the gunshot. Police investigators will likely speak with the victims of the earlier two robberies and ask if they can recall what the gun looked like to see if the ballistics match the two rounds that killed Rich.

    Shawn Lucas

    Shawn Lucas, along with filmmaker Ricardo Villaba, served the DNC on July 3 with a complaint and summons in a fraud action on behalf of Sanders supporters. In the video, he can be seen grinning, happy to do it.

    On August 2, he was found lying on the bathroom floor dead by his girlfriend when she came home that evening. His girlfriend said he was in good health.

    John Ashe

    The former President of the United Nations General Assembly, John Ashe, mysteriously passed away on June 22, a few days before he was scheduled to begin pretrial meetings involving shady financial dealings regarding a former Clinton crony. Local police officers said he died from dropping a barbell on his throat while working out, but the UN oddly first claimed he died of a heart attack. The 61-year-old was supposed to testify against Chinese real estate developer Ng Lap Seng, who was implicated in the “Chinagate” scandal for funneling money to the DNC for Bill Clinton through Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Trie. Ashe was arrested last year for allegedly taking over $3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen, including over half a million from Ng Lap Se, in exchange for building a United Nations conference center in Macau.

    Dominican attorney Henry Shillingford questioned his death, “It is strange for Antigua’s most senior diplomat to be implicated and die under such troubling circumstances.” The New York Post’s Page Six ran a skeptical article questioning the circumstances. A source told the paper, “During the trial, the prosecutors would have linked Ashe to the Clinton bagman Ng. It would have been very embarrassing. His death was conveniently timed.”

    However, his widow, Dr Anilla Cherian, said it was the third time that her husband had been found collapsed at their home.

    More suspicious deaths recently of people with ties to the Clintons

    Victor Thorn, who wrote four books exposing the Clintons, reportedly killed himself with a gun on his 54th birthday, August 1, while on top of a mountain near his Pennsylvania home. The books he wrote were Hillary (And Bill): The Sex Volume, Hillary (And Bill): The Drugs Volume, and Hillary (And Bill): The Murder Volume, and his latest which was published in February, Crowning Clinton: Why Hillary Shouldn’t Be in the White House.

    According to the Inqisitr, Thorn had appeared multiple times on The Russell Scott Show and told the host, “Russell, if I’m ever found dead, it was murder. I would never kill myself.”

    Joe Montano, an aide to Hillary’s running mate Tim Kaine, died of a heart attack on July 25. He had worked for the DNC and was only 47.

    A man named Larry Nichols claimed on the Pete Santilli Show that he was hired as a hitman for the Clintons, and killed several people years ago.

    What is comes down to is this: how many other politicians have you heard of who have had so many mysterious deaths associated with them? You don’t hear of a Bush body count — not even an Obama body count. Snopes, the left-leaning internet myth debunker, labels the Clinton body count as false. However, the main site that hosts a list of the Clinton body count reports that is constantly under attack by hackers of Hillary’s.

    Regardless of whether there is any truth to the Clintons being behind these deaths, at a very minimum, the gun laws in DC need to be changed to allow people to protect themselves. After being robbed while housesitting for a friend, former Washington Times columnist Emily Miller wrote a book about how difficult it was to obtain a gun for self-protection in DC, Emily Gets Her Gun. Fortunately, there is now ongoing litigation challenging these draconian laws. Whether Rich was killed by robbers or someone else, a gun likely would have saved his life.

  17. Conspiracy theorists: Why let facts get in the way of a good tale.

    NVM that these ppl have families & friends who loved them yet these twatwaffles find it amusing to spread baseless theories w/o a modicum of fact or evidence.

    • There is a body and he did not die of natural causes. He was clearly not robbed and Assange always claimed that the information did not ome from hacking but from documents provided by an insider. Seems that there is some smoke so we need to think what are some other motive that negate these known factors. Perhaps you can explain them Uli.

  18. Another Clinton ‘accident’. And as usual, the Left will ignore a murder. Stalin is a alive and well and running the Clinton Foundation

  19. Too many dead DNC bodies for any coincidence…..anyone with a brain could not possibly vote a Clinton back in the White House, the FBI has become corrupt, the State Dept. along with the DOJ is corrupt, everything they touch becomes corrupt and a lie, eventually there will be a price to pay…after all, they can’t kill everyone, I can’t wait until the October surprise, who knows what Wikileaks will expose? They want this so bad they will stoop to anything to get it, I believe it will take the hand of God to stop them and I pray for that every night!! They must be stopped along with the Obama administration because I don’t believe their hands are any cleaner than the Clinton’s! A word of advice to Debbie, Cheryl and Huma…….be careful!!!!!

  20. It’s pretty obvious that the Clinton’s had something to do with his death right after he leaked those documents and was going to testify against her. It’s just sad that people are so scared of Trump that they’re willing to ignore Clinton who has murdered 6 people in the last month alone. All Hillary critics, all with valuable information that could destroy her…and all under strange circumstances that don’t add up.

    Gosh all these “botched robberies” where not a thing was taken sure seem to be common nowadays. Gee what a coincidence, right morally-superior liberals??

  21. It is difficult to believe that two former Clinton associates were allegedly murdered in street crimes that were not robberies in just a week or two. This basically defies one’s sense of reality. There is much more below the surface that hopefully will be uncovered someday.

  22. Nothing to see here. Move along please. CNN is talking about those big bad Ruskies. RESTART THE COLD WAR! WW3 HERE WE COME! Yeah! Let’s fire up the bombers! Wait, if you’re liberal, aren’t you against causing and starting wars. Hmm, maybe you want some proof before you start accusing Russia of hacking? You think? Oh what do I know. I’m just a stupid, white, male deplorable. No one needed my vote.

  23. Sounds like there is no evidence of anything here. Wikileaks is a menace they are injecting all kinds of miss information into our system. If Russia is the true source of the emails the wikileaks is a bunch dumb asses be played by a foreign power to influence our election. They are more of a danger then anything else.

    • Sorry Bob the fact is Assange/Wikileaks has a 100% record for accuracy. You my friend are 100% wrong and should show us some evidence of this misinformation. Furthermore Debbie Wassermann Shultz confessed to cheating as did Donna Brazile so its easy to prove you are wrong. Open your eyes and your ears and let a little sunshine in to that brain of yours that cannot contemplate your loss and your sides cheating. Its called delusion mate.

  24. You forgot to mention government officials have zero evidence on a Russian hack. Why is it that the media is getting everything wrong about Seth Rich? Saying he went to the bar because he had a big fight with his gf, that he was stumbling drunk. It says in this article the roommate says he was probably robbed and shot…ok so he was robbed, shot and then the robber put everything back in his pockets..wow ok.

  25. Shot multiple times..420am very dark and a nervous gunman had time to recover shell casings? Father said no casings recovered. this all before police already on way. Plus he was conscious and talking. shottspotter can detect number of times weapon fired AND type weapon. what was lapse of time from spotter 420am to police arrival? which must have been nearly immediately. How did an amateur thug suddenly become pro and find all the casing? Am I missing something Here? And by the way..that lawyer guy connected to both dreamscape and dreamworks big donors to the hillary campaign. I would not send any donations or tips to his group and tip anybody off. Hire independent investors like they did in the Ethel Kennedy case