Former DNC Chief’s New Book Re-Opens the Seth Rich Pandora’s Box

I felt some responsibility for Seth Rich’s death. I didn’t bring him into the DNC, but I helped keep him there working on voting rights.

With all I knew now about the Russians’ hacking, I could not help but wonder if they had played some part in his unsolved murder.

-Donna Brazile, “Hacks”

Until the excerpts of Donna Brazile’s book began to appear, one could not invoke the name “Seth Rich” without being told to double the thickness of your favorite tin foil hat and being laughed off of your conspiracy theory message board. But Ms. Brazile mentioned the murdered DNC employee more than once in her new book “Hacks” in a tone that reignited the controversy over his death.

During the summer of 2016, DNC Staffer Seth Rich was shot and killed in an upscale DC neighborhood. The police said it was an attempted robbery…but nothing was taken. At the time there were rumors that Rich was the person who gave Wikileaks the emails about the party fixing the primary process for Hillary Clinton, the emails that led to Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader.I

A month after Rich was shot down Julian Assange implied in an interview (but would not confirm) was the source for Wikileaks

Speaking to Dutch television program Nieuswsuur Tuesday [Aug.10, 2016] after earlier announcing a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Seth Rich’s killer, Assange said the July 10 murder of Rich in Northwest Washington was an example of the risk leakers undertake.

“Whistle-blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks,” Assange said. “As a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.”

When the interviewer interjected that the murder may have been a robbery, Assange pushed back.

“No,” he said. “There’s no finding. So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.”

When pressed as to whether Rich was, in fact, the leaker, Assange stated that the organization does not reveal its sources.

Now just when any discussion of the Rich murder became taboo, interim DNC Chief Donna Brazile, who was exposed by Wikileaks for assisting Hillary Clinton with early access to CNN debate questions, has raised Seth’s specter once again with quotes like the above and by dedicating her latest book to him...

 

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