There has been a lot of banter back and forth online today between those who believe that stories of Seth Rich’s murder being anything more than a robbery are conspiracy theories, and those who believe anyone who thinks Seth Rich’s murder was a simple robbery gone wrong is being naive. Can I offer a 3rd solution?
The Seth Rich murder story doesn’t have to be either a conspiracy theory or a “simple” mugging gone wrong.
It can be a wholly believable combination of the two. Fate meeting pure happenstance.
An FBI forensic report of Rich’s computer — generated within 96 hours after Rich’s murder — showed he 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, the federal source told Fox News.
“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 federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.
Now, you don’t have to believe that the DNC hired hitmen to silence Rich to understand that there is a bigger story at play here. In fact, let’s say that his death was a robbery gone wrong… but that he was the source of the DNC leak.
The implications are astounding.
If Seth Rich leaked the emails to WikiLeaks, then Russia had nothing to do with it. That means MONTHS of speculation about the Trump campaign’s connection to Russia have been built on a series of lies that all began with the lie that Russia had hacked the DNC emails.
But it goes further than that.
It means that the FBI has had the means to stop the rampant media speculation about the Russia-DNC hack and has refused to do so.
John Nolte at the Daily Wire covers a bit more ground on this:
1) If Rich is indeed the source of the DNC WikiLeaks document dump (his family denies it), the entire conspiracy about Trump colluding with Russians goes completely out the window. Russia did not steal these emails, they were leaked by a DNC staffer who was probably furious (justifiably) over the DNC rigging the election against Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary.
2) This would finally explain why the DNC refused to let the FBI investigate its servers as a means to track down the source of the leak.
3) If you read the story above closely, a federal investigator knows that Rich was the WikiLeaks source. If that is true, former-FBI Director James Comey had to have known it and, as has been suspected, was covering up evidence that would undermine the entire Russia-Trump hoax. In fact Fox’s on-the-record source, a private investigator working for the Rich family, openly claims the FBI is not being forthcoming.
Do you get the implications here? It means that months of media stories undermining the Trump administration have all been at least partially wrong, and even worse these stories were all predicated on lies. In fact, many of the anti-Trump stories we’ve heard only became national news because of the faulty premise that Russia and Trump were somehow connected and that connection only exists because of the DNC “Hacking” story… that now, suddenly, seems so suspect.
If Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails, that means Russia didn’t. If Russia didn’t leak the DNC emails then there was no Russian “meddling” in our election. If Russia didn’t meddle in our election, then there was no collusion with Trump. If no collusion with Russia, then the Comey firing was no big deal. In fact, if Fox News’ story is right it means that Comey has known all along that Russia didn’t leak the emails and he simply misled Congress and the American public about what had happened… so he deserved worse than being fired.
Do you see how important the Seth Rich story is now? Even if there is no conspiracy to silence Rich, the impact of this story is MASSIVE.