Skip to comments.WikiLeaks offers $20K for info on DNC staffer's killing
Posted on 08/11/2016 4:12:54 PM PDT by annalex
WikiLeaks announced Tuesday on Twitter that it is offering $20,000 for information leading to a conviction in last month's shooting death of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich.
ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2016
Police say Rich, 27, was shot multiple times at around 4:19 a.m. Sunday, July 10, while walking to his apartment in the Northwest Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Bloomingdale.
At the time, police say they believed Rich could have been killed in an attempted robbery, though nothing was stolen.
The WikiLeaks announcement, however, appears to be related to unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that Richs death could have been politically motivated.
Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange seemed to suggest during a Dutch TV interview on Tuesday that Rich was the source of the leak of DNC officials' emails.
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, he told Nieuwsuur.
Im suggesting that our sources take risks.
When pressed, however, Assange said Wikileaks does not comment on who its sources are.
We have to understand how high the stakes are in the United States, he added.
WikiLeaks is offering the reward more than two weeks after the group published thousands of internal DNC emails on the eve of the party's national convention, which caused an uproar among supporters of Bernie SandersBernie SandersClinton seeks to distance herself from Trump on trade Reid: Dems could force Senate vote on Garland Signs of progress in case of WikiLeaks founder Assange MORE and forced Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down.
The anti-secrecy organization has been accused of having an agenda against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: Clinton holds 46-point lead among Hispanics Progressives praise Clinton's stronger stance against the TPP Trump campaign official: Clinton 'lied wildly' on childcare tax deduction MORE, who has long been a target of conspiracy theories related to the death of onetime White House aide Vince Foster.
Police in Washington have been tight-lipped about the Rich investigation but have suggested they believed the crime was a robbery.
Just last week, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said it was possible that Rich was killed in an attempted robbery. She spoke at an event with Richs mother, and both made a plea for tips that might help solve the case.
There have been 77 homicides in Washington in 2016, though Richs death is the only one recorded in the last year within 1,500 feet of where he was killed.
Fifty-one violent crimes have been recorded by D.C. police in that area in the last year, however, including 19 robberies with guns and 10 assaults with a dangerous weapon, according to the police crime map.
After Richs killing, neighbors told Fox 5 that violence in the area had recently spiked, especially in a nearby construction zone.
One Howard University student said he had been the victim of an armed robbery just a week before Richs death, according to the Fox 5 report.
I was walking through this construction area, and as soon as I got into the construction area, there was a spotter that walked past me on my left, Brandon Alexander told the television station. As soon as he passed me on my left, the shooter came out of basically the construction area with a gun, put it to my face and basically took everything I had.
D.C. police are offering their own $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the shooting death of the DNC staffer.
Police said in a press release at the time that patrols heard gunshots around 4:20 a.m. and found Rich suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead later that morning.
--This report was updated on Aug. 10 at 10:41 a.m.
I’m betting Julian already has the goods and it is going to be his October Surprise.
Seth Rich’s new “family spokesman” is Brad Bauman a professional Democrat crisis PR consultant with the Pastorum Group
Interesting side note from wiki a little while ago. .
Comey will be right on that.
I am heartened by Trump not caving to the Washington Republicans and the media. He should be doubling down on treating the Clinton crime syndicate how they need to be treated.
It is now clear that unless Trump says it in the most bombastic way possible, items like this get obscured by the media.
Thank you. Hope this story gets legs.
Assange probably owes his life to the fact that the Brits won’t let him out of the Ecuadorian embassy.
If they suddenly relent and give him safe passage, he should know the end is near.
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This is not my typical “right wing, monarchy, paleolibertarianism and nationalism” post. However, this deserves your attention.
.... Or did Wikileaks already release it and nobody cared?
Compared to Whitewater and the associated allegations that went nowhere is that now we have a presidential candidate who is not going to shy away from “bombshell information”.
This is a new formula. I hope it works.
This hit was pulled off by the men in black. There are no witnesses that will ever talk.
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