Seth Rich, slain DNC staffer, had contact with WikiLeaks, say multiple sources

Source: Fox News

“The Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., street just steps from his home had leaked thousands of internal emails to WikiLeaks, investigative sources told Fox News. A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report — generated within 96 hours after DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder — detailing the contents Rich’s computer said 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. ‘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.” [editor’s note: This is the original Fox story; as you may guess, various outraged denials have been forthcoming, etc. I decided to just post the story’s point of origin and other angles until tomorrow’s edition to grow legs, or not – TLK] (05/16/17)

  • dL

    hmmm, am I going to have to eat crow on this one?

    • Not sure why you’d think that. Did you have some opinion that this story tends to disprove?

      It’s a damn sight from proven that Rich was in fact the source. The Fox story claims one anonymous source, and one named source that’s backtracking as fast as he can.

      • dL

        b/c we had a long debate/discussion last year on Assange/Wikileaks posting a reward for Seth Rich info, etc

        • My recollection was that you believed Rich likely WAS the source, in which case this story if true would support that opinion rather than occasioning a dinner of crow. Is that recollection incorrect?

          • dL

            yeah, incorrect..At the time, I had concerns JA was flirting w/ CDS

          • OK, I remember that.

            He’s certainly among the people most entitled to CDS. It’s not everyone that she’s proposed droning by name, etc.

            For me, the question has always been: Is his wink/nudge stuff an indication that Rich was in fact the source, or was it a mindful attempt to distract attention that someone else was?

            IF it turns out that Rich was in fact communicating with MacFadyen, that strongly indicates the former, and raises the possibility that his killing was connected.

          • dL

            He’s certainly among the people most entitled to CDS.

            well, if anyone is entitled to their paranoia, it’s him. Sweden just dropped rape charges…brits say they will still arrest him if leaves embassy. Obviously, the UK is uncle sam’s little bitch here…