Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Identified as Russian Agent By Democrat Leadership

Since the actual headline:

BOMBSHELL: Seth Rich sent 44,053 DNC emails to WikiLeaks

Doesn’t otherwise fit the Dhimmicratic rhetoric.

Fox News is reporting this morning that a federal investigator who reviewed murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer after his death found evidence that he had been communicating with WikiLeaks:

Money quote:

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.

On July 22, just 12 days after Rich was killed, WikiLeaks published internal DNC emails that appeared to show top party officials conspired to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from becoming the party’s presidential nominee. That controversy resulted in Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as DNC chairperson. A number of Sanders supporters refused to back party nominee Hillary Clinton, and some subsequently formed groups to work against Clinton and the party.

Whoa.

Or, as Glenn Instapundit Reynolds quips: “FROM LUDLUMESQUE CONSPIRACY THEORY TO ACTUAL NEWS”

Then there’s the Ace of Spades take:

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A Tale of Two Modern-Day Liberals
  • Par4Course

    Don’t cross the Clintons if you value your life.

  • Scalia

    Julian Assange: Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. 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.

    Reporter: That was just a robbery, I believe. Wasn’t it?

    Julian Assange: No. There’s no finding. So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.
    https://youtu.be/Kp7FkLBRpKg

  • Scalia

    The official story is that Rich was the victim of a botched robbery, but

    “If it was a robbery-it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money-he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life,” said Joel Rich, Seth’s father.

  • Scalia

    Rodney, where is the report that Democratic leadership ID’d Rich as a Russian agent?

    • Since the actual headline doesn’t support the Dhimmocratic narrative. It was the Russians, they tell us, who hacked their internal e-mails…

      • Retired military

        But we will never find out who hacked the DNC servers as they didn’t turn them over to the FBI just like the FBI never looked at Hillary’s server. Funny how both of those things happened under Comey.
        Rich’s laptop is supposed to be in possession of the FBI or the DC police. Funny how no one knows which it is and the MSM reporters aren’t even asking who has it, what is on it, and if his killing was a robbery why do they even need his laptop.
        But hey it is about Hillary so nothing to see here.
        Meanwhile with Trump.
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  • pennywit

    So far, his family denies the story.

    • That is a very sound survival strategy.

    • Retired military

      It is purely coincidental that someone was supposedly going to the FBI about the Clintons and they get murdered in a robbery where nothing was taken. Why it happens every day to anyone. You see people leaking about Trump dropping dead all the time dont you.

    • Vagabond661

      His family hired a PI to look into his murder. That should tell you something.

      Didn’t the PI find the Wikileaks connection?

      • pennywit

        A PI salaried by a third party, that the family has in turn identified. If there’s truth to any of this, then all we need is for somebody (family, police, etc.) to release images of his computer hard drive(s) and we can see for ourselves.

        • pennywit
          • Vagabond661

            Lot of questions run thru my mind. Botched robbery? nothing was stolen. PI was contractually told not to speak to the press. Why did he? and if the story was bogus, why lie to the press about something that easily be proved bogus?

            Why did a third party hire the PI? and why tell him not to speak to the press?

          • Scalia
          • pennywit

            Let’s see what answers play out in the next few days, shall we? The Comey memo is much more newsworthy and is going to suck up most of the oxygen. But at least a couple reporters will keep an eye on the Seth Rich death.

          • Scalia

            WikiLeaks also stated that their information came from inside leaks:

            New claims by a former UK ambassador provide another possible explanation as to how the embarrassing emails wound up in the public domain. Craig Murray, a former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan and self-described “close associate” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says it was a disgruntled insider who leaked the emails.
            “Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,” Murray said in an interview with the Daily Mail on Tuesday. “The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.”
            According to Murray, the personal emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta and the cache of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), were obtained by an insider who then passed the information on to Wikileaks through a series of intermediaries, including Murray himself.

          • Retired military

            Pay no attention to anyone who is saying nothing about the Clintons. Why they are as honest as the day is long. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71ac1fffad225e6ba2bf248f0bd4577d95849b8b1ae513c86149d7e50d41ffbf.jpg

          • Scalia

            The Comey memo is much more newsworthy…

            Scenario 1: The president pressures the FBI director to back away from an investigation, and when the director refuses to comply, the president fires him.

            Scenario 2: A DNC staffer feeds WikiLeaks thousands of emails written by Democratic insiders. Said staffer is then murdered by a fellow Democrat in retaliation.

            Now, you’re saying that Scenario 1 is more newsworthy than the murder of a man who fed information to WikiLeaks? Really??

            Note, I am assuming the worst in both scenarios. Scenario 1 isn’t even close to Scenario 2.

          • pennywit

            Now, you’re saying that Scenario 1 is more newsworthy than the murder of a man who fed information to WikiLeaks? Really??

            OK, reaching back to my undergraduate days here.

            Immediacy, credibility, and proximity to power are three vectors of newsworthiness:

            Immediacy. The death happened a year ago. The Comey memo is recent — very recent — and is unfolding in real time.

            Credibility. Whoever the anonymouse is, reporters consider him very believable, and it looks like there are at least a couple anonymice at work. Also, the story builds on Comey’s well-known penchant for keeping memos of everything. (That said, it would be helpful if the anonymouse would turn over a copy of the memo to one of the news outlets). The Rich story is sourced to Fox News contributor who hasn’t produced much evidence to back him up. An NBC reporter followed up with officials and was told the story is bunk.

            Proximity to power. These days, Hillary Clinton is a famous retired grandma. Donald Trump is the president. That makes anything about him more newsworthy.

          • “No prosecutor would pursue such a case.”

          • Retired military

            “No prosecutor would pursue such a case.”

            Here let me fix that for you

            “No prosecutor would pursue such a case if they value their life.”

          • Retired military

            “The death happened a year ago.”

            So a murder that happened a year ago is nothing since we have Comey, who gave Hillary a pass, writing a memo about the man who fied him.

            Yep I can see that being so totally more important.

            “These days, Hillary Clinton is a famous retired grandma.”

            Who just started a dark money PAC against Trump and who will be running in 2020 even if she is in an Iron lung.

          • Scalia

            Murder is much more newsworthy, period.

          • fustian24

            Three things:

            1. Ordinarily, you would be right on the newsworthiness issue, but you are forgetting that the comparison is “democrat-committed murders” vs “republican leaks”. Clearly republican leaks are more “news-worthy”. What ARE you thinking here!?

            2. My understanding is that Fox has a second source at the FBI that has confirmed the P.I.’s story and has added the number of emails sent to wikileaks to the story. This may actually be real news. Ordinarily it would lead in newsworthiness, but for the involvement of democrats.

            3. Interestingly, if Comey thought Trump’s comments to him about Flynn were a real attempt to obstruct justice, he had a legal duty to report this to the Justice Department. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. That’s a little wrinkle you won’t get from the leftist mob, and it’s why this is just a nothingburger if not outright fake news.

          • Constitution First

            So screw the fact Seth was murdered for outing the DNC for throwing Sanders under the Clinton bus?

          • Retired military

            Now now you cant take away from the DNC narrative

          • pennywit

            Also, the Clintons are, to put it mildly, much smarter about dealing with scandalous news than Trump is. On this, at least, the Clintons aren’t releasing any statements so far. Trump, on the other hand, tends to fan the flames with his comments. Also, the surfeit of scandals and Trump’s unpredictability are running his communications team ragged.

          • Retired military

            Well it helps that the MSM would refuse to report Hillary screwing a 10 year old on the WH press conference podium at High noon.

          • Retired military

            “But at least a couple reporter”

            LOL and if they find anything it will be buried so deep that it will never see the light of day.

          • Retired military

            “Let’s see what answers play out in the next few days, shall we”

            Oh you mean like all the other stories which had the left running around with their hair on fire and which turned out to be nothing.

          • Retired military

            “Let’s see what answers play out in the next few days, shall we? ”
            Yes I eagerly await the unbiased reporting from the MSM on this
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          • Vagabond661

            Big Media declares that Trump is a loose cannon and can’t be trusted.in reality is Big Media who is a loose cannon with fake news and can’t be trusted.

          • Retired military

            ” The Comey memo is much more newsworthy”
            Yeah I mean it isn’t like Comey has a history with the Clintons now is it
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54ebe82672209e52394199e32072e7590378eb5f4813947e7424901e2fcd21c8.jpg

          • No named sources.

        • Vagabond661

          I would have new found respect if the third party was Bernie.

      • Yes, the PI did. He was hired by an as yet unidentified third party and received the cooperation of the family.

  • pennywit
    • Retired military

      Meanwhile Podesta had sent out an email prior to Rich being killed that leakers should be made an example of and oh BTW the body cams of the 3 officers who found Rich alive seems to have mysteriously vanished. But it is all a coincidence right? Nothing to see here. Moving right along.

    • Scalia

      Your link says:

      No real evidence has been provided to support such claims and Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department, which continues to investigate the murder, says there is evidence to suggest he may have been the victim of a botched robbery.

      Did you laugh when you read that part? For months, media outlets like CNN have been vomiting a flood of unproven assertions from unnamed sources, but when a FoxNews reporter quotes an unnamed FBI source, CNN demands proof. Laughable, but not surprising.

      Moreover, their insistence that local police have “evidence” that may “suggest” a botched robbery is next in line for comedy. Rich was carrying a lot of cash, not to mention various credit cards and an expensive watch, but nothing was taken. He had bruises on his hands, face and other areas of his body. That “suggests” a fight, not a robbery, but as RM says, “Nothing to see here. Move right along.”

  • Retired military

    Well Pennywit
    I dont know what the Comey memo will say but Comey testified before Congress on May 3rd
    http://gotnews.com/breaking-fbi-director-james-comey-testified-oath-may-3rd-trump-administration-doesnt-obstruct-investigations/

    “Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes.

    Comey admitted that the FBI has always been free to operate without political interference”

    From the horses mouth UNDER OATH

    “So if the attorney general or senior officials at the Department of Justice opposes a specific investigation, can they halt that FBI investigation?” asked Sen. Hirono of Comey during the question-and-answer period of his testimony.

    “In theory, yes,” replied Comey.

    Hirono pressed: “Has it happened?”

    Comey said, “Not in my experience. Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that – without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we don’t see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But I’m talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason. That would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.”

    So if he goes against that congressional testimony then he is commmitting or has committed perjury.

  • Scalia