Yesterday, news broke that former DNC staffer Seth Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks just prior to his murder outside of his Washington, D.C. apartment, and now even more explosive details are coming out about the case.
Earlier we reported that a Washington, D.C. private investigator said he found evidence that Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks prior to his murder last summer, but police had been told to back off of the case for reasons unknown. However, this morning a federal investigator came forward with even more explosive details about the case, and if what they say is true then all signs point to Rich being murdered because he was leaking damaging information about the Democrats.
Rich was communicating with Wikileaks through a man named Gavin MacFayden, and investigative journalist and the director of Wikileaks.
This is straight out of a political thriller.
From Fox News [emphasis mine]:
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.
Shortly after these stories both broke, Rich’s family spokesman, Brad Bauman, released a statement saying the family doesn’t believe that Rich was in contact with Wikileaks and that Rod Wheeler, the private investigator to first bring the case back into the spotlight, hadn’t been hired by them directly and wasn’t authorized to comment to the media.
Seth Rich family spokesperson: "no evidence," "no emails" suggesting Wikileaks links. Comes day after story claiming family PI found links pic.twitter.com/vmp2oQpcG2
— Alex Campbell (@alexcampbell) May 16, 2017
However, there’s just one issue with Bauman, and it’s a big one – he’s a Democrat crisis communications specialist and former Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, his LinkedIn page reveals. In other words, he’s a DNC operative who’s likely running interference on the investigation in order to protect all involved parties.
Police have yet to comment on the new, explosive allegations; however, with the renewed attention to the case it’s going to be hard for law enforcement to ignore it.