Skip to comments.Lawsuit outs Ellen Ratner as source for Seth Rich information
Posted on 07/15/2019 10:04:01 AM PDT by Eurotwit
Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Richs role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.
Although Ms. Ratner appears on Fox News, she is by no means a Republican or a conservative, and her role in the Seth Rich saga (like that of journalist Sy Hersh) obliterates the Democratic narrative that right-wing zealots fabricated the story about Mr. Rich leaking emails from the Democratic National Committee.
Mr. Rich, a DNC employee, was murdered in Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2016, and the murder remains unsolved. Heres an excerpt from the amended suit (RCH stands for Russian Collusion Hoax):
45. Mr. Butowsky stumbled into the RCH crosshairs after Ellen Rattner [sic], a news analyst for Fox News and the White House correspondent for Talk Media News, contacted him in the Fall of 2016 about a meeting she had with Mr. Assange. Ms. Rattners brother, the late Michael Rattner, was an attorney who had represented Mr. Assange. According to Ms. Rattner, she made a stop in London during a return flight from Berlin, and she met with Mr. Assange for approximately six hours in the Ecuadorean embassy. Ms. Rattner said Mr. Assange told her that Seth Rich and his brother, Aaron, were responsible for releasing the DNC emails to Wikileaks. Ms. Rattner said Mr. Assange wanted the information relayed to Seths parents, as it might explain the motive for Seths murder.
46. Upon her return to the United States, Ms. Rattner asked Mr. Butowsky to contact the Rich family and relay the information from Mr. Assange, apparently because Ms. Rattner did not want her involvement to be made public. In the two months that followed, Mr. Butowsky did not attempt to contact the Rich family, but he grew increasingly frustrated as the DNC and #Resistance journalists blamed the Russian government for the email leak. On December 16, 2016, Mr. Butowsky sent a text message to Ms. Ratner:
BUTOWSKY [7:10 a.m.]: Why dont [sic] you speaking up about email hack?
RATTNER [9:28 a.m.]: I have
Ms. Rattner subsequently told Mr. Butowsky that she had informed Bill Shine, who was then the co-president of Fox News, about her meeting with Mr. Assange in London. Ms. Rattner also informed Fox News producer Malia Zimmerman about her meeting with Mr. Assange.
47. On December 17, 2016, at the instigation of Ms. Rattner, Mr. Butowsky finally contacted Joel and Mary Rich, the parents of Seth, and he relayed the information about Ms. Rattners meeting with Mr. Assange. During that conversation, Mr. Rich told Mr. Butowsky that he already knew that his sons were involved in the DNC email leak, but he and his wife just wanted to know who murdered Seth. Mr. Rich said he was reluctant to go public with Seths and Aarons role in leaking the emails because we dont want anyone to think our sons were responsible for getting Trump elected. Mr. Rich said he did not have enough money to hire a private investigator, so Mr. Butowsky offered to pay for one. Mr. Rich accepted the offer and thanked Mr. Butowsky in an email.
48. On December 29, 2016 at 1:51 p.m., Mr. Butowsky sent an email to Ms. Rattner from his iPad: If the person you met with truly said what he did, is their [sic] a reason you we arent reporting it ? At 3:48 p.m. that afternoon, Ms. Rattner responded as follows: because it was a family meeting- I would have to get his permission will ask his new lawyer, my sister-in-law.
The complaint also mentions an interesting development in my ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI. The feds claimed they had no information pertaining to Seth Rich, but they appear to be changing their tune. Shortly after Attorney General William Barr announced plans to declassify documents related to the Russian Collusion Hoax, the FBIs attorney informed me that new documents were being processed. I should receive them not later than July 22, 2019. The DNCs objections to our subpoenas for Russian hacking information are also due on July 22, 2019, and production is due on August 8, 2019.
The more Ive reviewed the Seth Rich case, the more Im convinced of its central role in the whole Russian Collusion Hoax. I believe DNC officials knew that the emails would become public as the result of an internal leak, and they knew that the emails would be very damaging, so they attempted to turn the tables by pointing fingers at Donald Trump and the Russians. Hopefully we will know more by next week.
This might be major news? But, posted in bloggers because of the source for your consideration. If true - it directly contradicts the Mueller report.
Well well well.
If Ratner took that meeting with Assange, it was at someone else’s behest.
She's a friggin' Democrat...a big Hillary supporter. I haven't missed her ugly face, or Barney Frank's sister Anne Lewis since I stopped watching Fox News years ago.
If true, this is typical TDS.
Even though this man's son was murdered, he still wants to cover up Democrat party crimes instead of people thinking his son was "responsible for getting Trump elected."
I have news for Mr. Rich - 65,853,625 people were responsible for getting Trump elected, not your son.
I knew it.
Seth Rich WAS the leak.
And he WAS plugged.
The more Ive reviewed the Seth Rich case, the more Im convinced of its central role in the whole Russian Collusion Hoax.
The whole Russia,Russia,Russia thing was to cover up the real leak and murder of the leaker.
I read enough about the document to not believe it was actually a lawsuit. It reads like a mystery novel, not a legal document!
Yeah, it seems like he also have made a major major turnaround. If I am not mistaken...
“The Family of Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Finally Gets an Apology
Faced with a defamation lawsuit, a conservative-leaning newspaper issues a long-awaited retraction
What made them go from knowing their son was the wikileaks source, to suing the Washington Times for speculating about that fact.
Very curious...If indeed the OP is truthful..
"Assange told me SETH gave me the goods on Hillary"
So it doesn’t seem credible? Good thing I posted it in bloggers then. I didn’t have time to read the legal document.
Ratner is like a lot of homely women: she hates and resents the world for reacting to her unattractiveness.
She is also the harpy who repeatedly and loudly assured us that John Kerry would win the presidency.
If it was a random 'robbery gone wrong' why would the police take his laptop?
The murder is not really unsolved.
He was alive when he was brought to the hospital, but was dead minutes later after they closed the exam room door!
How did I miss that Seth Rich had a brother? Where is he?
Nothing happens normally, nor logically in D.C.
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