Seth Rich is a DNC staffer who was under investigation by the FBI for his possible contacts with Wikileaks. He was found dead, after a suspicious murder. His Wikileak contact was Gavin MacFayden.
There has been evidence that there have been emails exchanged between the two. The FBI is currently in possession of those emails.
There were over 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments that went from Rich to MacFayden between 2015 and 2016. When Wikileaks published internal emails on July 22nd, the majority of this information may have come from this stash.
The goal behind these released emails was to prevent Senator Bernie Sanders from becoming a Presidential Nominee, with the ultimate goal of prodding his supporters to back Hillary Clinton once he was gone.
Julian Assange did not acknowledge or deny that Set Rich was the source of his emails.
Currently, the FBI has little to no information as to who murdered Rich. There is a $20k reward for anyone would nay information leading to an arrest or conviction. Lips are sealed when it comes to police officers doling out information about this case.
The FBI’s national office declined to comment, but sources said the bureau provided cyber expertise to examine Rich’s computer. Wheeler believes powerful forces are preventing the case from a thorough investigation.
“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Wheeler told Fox News. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.” The botched robbery theory, which police have pursued for nearly a year, isn’t panning out, Wheeler said. Two assailants caught on a grainy video tape from a camera posted outside a grocery mart, shot Rich twice in his back, but did not take his wallet, cell phone, keys, watch or necklace worth about $2,000.
Police should consider all angles, Wheeler said, especially in light of Assange’s statements to a Dutch television reporter who asked about Rich. “I am suggesting,” Assange told the Dutch reporter, “that our sources take risks, and they, they become concerned to see things occurring like that.” On Twitter, WikiLeaks announced the reward but said Assange’s statement “should not be taken to imply that Seth Rich was a source for WikiLeaks or to imply that his murder is connected to our publications” because WikiLeaks has a policy not to release the names of its sources, even after their death.
In subsequent appearances on Fox News Channel, Assange confirmed, “We’re interested in anything that might be a threat to alleged WikiLeaks sources.” Assange has not returned a series of recent emails from Fox News about Rich. MacFadyen, who was considered a mentor by Assange, died of lung cancer on Oct. 22 at age 76.