Around the nation, Americans have been fascinated with one of the auxiliary stories that was in orbit around the 2016 presidential election; a tale of murder, mystery, and mayhem.
Of course, I’m speaking about the death of DNC staffer and suspected Wikileaks source Seth Rich.
Rich, who was believed by many to be the man responsible for Julian Assange getting his hands on a treasure trove of emails from John Podesta, then-campaign manager for Hillary Clinton. These emails were soon published for the world to see, exposing a deep and deplorable corruption within the Hillary camp, as well as a a DNC in peril, having been tainted by an influx of campaign cash from Clinton herself.
Rich was soon found murdered in what authorities claim was a botched robbery, (in which none of Rich’s valuables were taken including his watch, wallet, or cell phone). This has left plenty of room for speculation, especially as the nation’s distrust of Hillary Clinton was already sky high.
Now, a legal challenge against Fox News by the parents of the slain staffer has been tossed out of federal court.
A federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed the lawsuit Seth Rich‘s parents filed against Fox News over their now-retracted articles about their DNC staffer’s murder.
Joel and Mary Rich sued Fox News and several of their of their contributors last year after the network promoted the conspiracy theories questioning whether Rich was really killed due to a botched robbery in Washington. Rich’s family accused Fox News of inflicting deliberate emotional distress on them by running with the unsubstantiated far-right idea that Rich was actually killed in retaliation for leaking the DNC’s emails to Wikileaks.
According to the judge in the case, the Rich family has “failed to state a claim”.
Once again, Seth Rich is in the headlines, and once again there is no resolution to his case. No justice. No closure.