Related: D.C. cops found Rich's cellphone, cash, credit cards and watch still on his person after he was gunned down.
We really don't know what to make of this. If Julian Assange is muddying the waters by strongly suggesting that a U.S. citizen gave Wikileaks DNC emails rather than Russian hackers — in order to deflect the accusation that Wikileaks is acting as a tool of Putin in influencing the U.S. election — then the effect is execrable: slurring a dead man's loyalty to the organization he worked hard for.
On the other hand, if the accusation is true, then the chips should fall where they may.
Whichever scenario is true, the one good imperative to arise from this is that Assange, whatever his motives, is adding to the pressure for D.C. authorities to find out who killed Seth Rich and prosecute him/her/them. Below is a reiteration of AKSARBENT's post about Rich's death.
Omahan Seth Rich, the 27-year-old voter expansion data director of the Democratic National Committee, was returning to the Bloomingdale Brownstone he shared with several roommates when he was shot in the back at least twice while talking to his girlfriend, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, last July 10th. Police patrolling the area found him after D.C.'s ShotSpotter system alerted them to gunfire about 4:20 a.m.
He was attacked across the street from a convenience store on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, three blocks away from Howard University Hospital.
From the New York Daily News:
Rich was remembered affectionately by community members in Omaha, Neb.From the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
where the Creighton University graduate was educated and raised.
“Seth was an amazing young man,” said Rabbi Steven Abraham of local
synagogue Beth-El where Rich's relatives are active, multi-generational
members. “He devoted his life to helping others secure their right to
vote. He was a mensch.”
“Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our DNC family membersOn twitter, the hashtag #SethConradRich is already home to conspiracy theorists blaming Hillary Clinton.
over the weekend. Seth Rich was a dedicated, selfless public servant who
worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as
Americans – the right to vote. He saw the great potential of our nation
and believed that, together, we can make the world a better place. He
was a joy to have as a member of our team, and his talents, intelligence
and enthusiasm will be deeply missed by the many friends, colleagues
and coworkers who worked by his side in service to the highest ideals of
“We send our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Seth’s family, and we will
keep them in our thoughts and prayers as we try to pick up the pieces
and carry on the work that was so important to Seth and to us.”