(This story has been updated to reflect new revelations in the story. Scroll to the bottom to read the update.)
In a shocking new twist to the Seth Rich saga, it seems that the murdered DNC staffer was indeed in contact with WikiLeaks!
Many conspiracy theories have swirled about the former employee of the DNC since his untimely death last year, but the one that made the most sense was that Rich was the person who leaked much of the DNC email trove to Wikileaks. What made his story terrifying was that he was murdered outside of his home as the leaks were ongoing, while police ruled the death a robbery-homicide, the killers didn’t actually take anything from the victim.
(Read about the murder of Seth Rich and the connection to the Clintons and the DNC here, here, and here.)
While Democrats and the liberal media mocked the “conspiracy theories” surrounding Rich’s death, the local Fox 5 affiliate in Washington, D.C. has uncovered evidence that lends more credence than ever to the story that Seth Rich was indeed the WikiLeaks-DNC mole.
Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death…
Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, is running a parallel investigation into Rich’s murder. He said he believes there is a cover-up and the police department has been told to back down from the investigation.
“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”
When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”
Wheeler also told us, “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 [Tuesday].
WikiLeaks has long implied that Seth Rich was indeed their source for the DNC leaks:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 11, 2016
WATCH: The P.I. hired to investigate the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich says he can prove Rich communicated with Wikileaks. pic.twitter.com/ILQyqpwobB
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 16, 2017
Supposedly, there will be a full report released Tuesday morning and Fox News will be leading the coverage detailing the “new evidence” in the case. Stay Tuned for updates.
This morning Fox News’ investigative reporter Malia Zimmerman released a story with multiple sources supporting the findings of private investigator Rod Wheeler. While the Rich family now says that Wheeler was “not authorized” to speak for them, Zimmerman says that multiple sources have confirmed to her that much of Wheeler’s findings are accurate.
The Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., street just steps from his home had leaked thousands of internal emails to WikiLeaks, investigative sources told Fox News.
A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report — generated within 96 hours after DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder — detailing the contents Rich’s computer said 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.
“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.