Federal agents have confirmed that the most troubling rumors were true: a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered on July 10 of last year was responsible for leaking thousands of emails to WikiLeaks.
According to law enforcement sources who spoke to Fox News, the DNC’s Seth Rich was in frequent contact with WikiLeaks investigator Gavin MacFayden – a revelation that draws a dark cloud over the DNC hack that threw the organization into disarray.
A cloud that has little to nothing to do with the Russians.
From the Fox News report:
A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.
“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.
The investigator told reporters that Rich sent MacFayden 44,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee in the spring of 2016. Only a couple of weeks after his untimely death, WikiLeaks published a trove of DNC emails that sent shockwaves throughout the Democratic Party. The emails showed, among other things, that DNC leaders conspired to boost Hillary Clinton to the nomination at the expense of challenger Bernie Sanders. Those revelations disrupted the Democratic National Convention that summer and ultimately led to the removal of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The hacks were blamed on Russian intelligence forces, but U.S. investigators have yet to release any solid evidence connecting Putin’s government to the emails. And cybersecurity experts have said the attack has the hallmarks of an inside leak and not an external compromise.
Meanwhile, D.C. police are continuing to investigate the murder of Seth Rich as a robbery gone wrong – a theory undermined by the fact that Rich’s killers didn’t actually steal anything from him after gunning him down in the streets.
A private investigator hired by the Rich family told Fox News that the signs of a massive coverup were unmistakable.
“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Rod Wheeler, a former D.C. homicide detective, told Fox News. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.”
Let’s put it this way: If the Democrats were willing to murder a staffer for leaking emails, they would be willing to cover it up with fanciful tales of Russian interference. This story is growing more disturbing by the day, and it’s about time the American people learned the truth.