There is a lot to go over on this story and we’ll provide updates later as the story develops. But first we want to remind you of how serious the DNC email leaks were last year.
Do not forget the seriousness of those email leaks. They exposed left wing powerhouse John Podesta for trashing Hillary Clinton, say she had terrible instincts and complaining about her candidacy in general terms. Then there was Huma Abedin’s near blatant admission that in order for the Clinton Foundation to lock down a $12 million donation from the King of Morocco Hillary had to attend a summit event. “Her presence was a condition for the Moroccans to proceed so there is no going back on this,” Abedin wrote to campaign manager Robbie Mook, making it clear it was pay to play.
In another email Clinton openly admitted that what she says in public may not be true because she has positions she holds privately that very much different from her public positions. “But if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position,” said Clinton in an email.
And what about the emails outing former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz as a hack in the bag for Clinton, actively using the DNC to oppose Sanders in the primaries? Or the emails exposing the fact that the DNC and CNN were communicating on questions before the debate?
There were emails discussing open borders, collusion with the DOJ and a complaint about refugees. And let’s not forget the “needy latinos” comment.
The leaked emails humiliated the DNC and Clinton campaign. They presented months upon months of a defensive posture by the Clinton campaign and even in a media world where the MSM protects Democrats, Clinton’s campaign could not find solid footing as far as communications go.
There were certainly a lot of very powerful people in very powerful positions who were about to lose access to power, money and federal government if and when Hillary Clinton lost.
So whoever was responsible for leaking these emails was likely a target to be silenced.
Could that person be Seth Rich, the 27 year old DNC staffer who was mysteriously murdered? Keep in mind Rich was developing applications for the DNC and worked as the Voter Expansion Data Director. He very much understand DNC IT systems, was excellent with programming and computers in general, and likely would have had knowledge of software infrastructure for the DNC.
So it is entirely plausible that Rich would have been able to obtain emails using some sort of password script, guessing at passwords or gaining backend access to the entire email system of the DNC.
And now we hear that some 44,000 emails were sent from Rich to Wikileaks, many of which included attachments.
More from Fox News.
The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.
On July 22, just 12 days after Rich was killed, WikiLeaks published internal DNC emails that appeared to show top party officials conspired to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from becoming the party’s presidential nominee. That controversy resulted in Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigning as DNC chairperson. A number of Sanders supporters refused to back party nominee Hillary Clinton, and some subsequently formed groups to work against Clinton and the party.
Of course, this is coming unverified and from a third party “federal investigator,” but it certainly adds up on a lot of levels. It now seems highly likely Rich was the DNC email leaker for WikiLeaks.
To make things even crazier, there are multiple reports the D.C. police investigators were told to stand down on the murder investigation. The initial findings were that it was a botched robbery, but to date no evidence of such an event has been presented. In fact, according to private investigators, evidence suggests the opposite. That it wasn’t a robbery and that Rich was murdered in cold blood and for reasons outside of a robbery.
This isn’t conspiracy talk, folks. This is a case of obvious questions raised by obvious points that add up to a potentially dangerous and very ugly situation. One that suggests Rich was murdered for sending DNC emails to Wikileaks.