While the libs wail, beat their breast and feign shock at the latest Trump non-story, a major news story slithers down the drain untouched by most of the mainstream media. The rhetoric from these folks is always some variation of “it’s the Russians, I tell you,” right? Unproven, unprovable but the same, tired variation of the Emperor’s New Clothes—if you just say it long enough… Remember, it all started with Wikileaks’ and Democrat National Committee and/or Hillary Clinton’s emails. You know—that server that ex-FBI Director James Comey said was clearly illegal but, and I’m still scratching my head as a prosecutor, non-prosecutable. Huh?
Well, it WASN’T the Russians! It appears it was DNC staffer Seth Rich. Reporter Malia Zimmerman reminds that he was gunned down last July 10th after leaking thousands of documents to Wikileaks. Says who? Actual law enforcement officials not unnamed intelligence sources in DC! In fact, and scratch your head on this one, “an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich 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.”
Retired DC homicide investigator Rod Wheeler (hired by the Rich family) says what the police won’t, “Rich was shot from behind in the wee hours, but was not robbed.” The Rich family claims Seth was “fiercely patriotic” and, a federal investigator states Rich released, “44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between DNC leaders … from January, 2015, through late May 2016”.
His motivation? Twelve days after his death, “WikiLeaks published internal DNC emails that appeared to show top party officials conspired to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders.” The faux pas that caused the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange has stopped short of identifying Rich as the source of the emails, but has taken a keen interest in the case, and has not denied working with Rich.”
The FBI has declined to comment but, did provide “cyber expertise to examine Rich’s computer.” So, why is there no real investigation of Rich’s death? Wheeler says, “My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, DNC, or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward.”
He continues, “The botched robbery theory, which police have pursued for nearly a year, isn’t panning out…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.”
Rich was on the phone with a friend who heard voices in the background, two minutes later, he was shot, police were on the scene within three minutes, Rich’s hands and face were bruised, he was conscious and died two hours later. Police detectives have refused to discuss any clues that Rich provided before his death. They’ve also refused to release security footage of the murder scene which Wheeler says, “shows two people following Rich across the tiny crosswalk just moments before he was attacked…and Rich as he fell backwards into the street after being shot.”
Wheeler says that “normally police would release the footage to the media.” Particularly, to seek public input to help identify the assailants. And, it is also absurd that Rich’s family is not privy to the entire police file. So, why libs still obsess over the death of Jon Benet Ramsey twenty-one years ago, the death of Seth Rich doesn’t generate enough interest to warm a tea cup. To quote Lewis Carroll, “Curioser and curioser!”
Pat Merriman is the Dunn County State Attorney. He is a photographer and also officiates high school and college athletics events in the area.