In July Seth Rich who was a DNC staffer was murdered in DC and the police claimed it was a botched robbery. However, many conspiracy theorists have said that he was killed because he contacted Wikileaks. The family of the murdered DNC staffer who was gunned down is speaking out against a report that he sourced emails to WikiLeaks.
The report was issued by a third party investigator and Fox New contributor Rod Wheeler who also gave an interview to the a local affliate TV station in DC which you can watch here. Many have suggested (even Rich’s family) that Seth was upset with how the DNC handled the Democrat Primary, Fox News reports:
Rod Wheeler, a retired Washington homicide detective and Fox News contributor hired by a third party to investigate the case made the WikiLeaks claim, which was corroborated by a federal investigator who spoke to Fox News.
“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks.”
But a spokesman for Rich’s family on Tuesday said Wheeler was not authorized to speak for the family and called assertions Seth Rich sent emails to WikiLeaks “unsubstantiated.” Brad Bauman said even if purported emails were to surface, it would not necessarily mean Rich had helped WikiLeaks.
“Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so,” Bauman said. “We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers.”
The family has been sensitive to speculation that Rich could have leaked emails damaging to the DNC since he was murdered during the height of the presidential campaign in a case that remains unsolved. Wheeler and the federal investigator insist that there is evidence to back their claims.
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.
It is important to note that the family is not dismissing the claim and has admitted that Rich could have been leaking information but has not given Wheeler permission to speak for the family. Secondly, no one has officially reported that Seth Rich did attempt to contact WikiLeaks.
Well if this is true is definitely could change the facts about a lot of things. Do you think this story could be true? Or is this a conspiracy theory?
Source: Fox News