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WAS SETH RICH MURDERED FOR LEAKING EMAILS?

Seth Rich was a data analyst with the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  Shortly before 4:20 a.m. EDT on Sunday, July 10, he was shot and killed in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C.

Rich’s death has prompted a host of conspiracy theories.

Police have no motive, no suspects and no witnesses.  Their working theory?  That the 27-year-old was killed as part of a botched robbery – even though nothing was stolen from him.

Less than two weeks after Rich’s death, WikiLeaks released a treasure trove of several thousand internal DNC emails.  These documents highlighted the extent to which the party colluded with pliable members of the mainstream media to advance the candidacy of eventual nominee Hillary Clinton – and savage the populist insurgency of independent socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

The leak cost the Democrats’ chairwoman – Debbie Wasserman Schultzher job with the party, although she was hired the same day by Clinton’s campaign (the candidate she was working for all along).

The leak also prompted an FBI investigation into rumors of Russian involvement – allegations which the Kremlin has steadfastly denied.

Now there’s a new theory … Rich was the leak.

WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has issued a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in Rich’s death.  And while he hasn’t acknowledge that Rich was the source of the information his website obtained, he hasn’t ruled it out either.

“WikiLeaks never sits on material,” Assange said during a recent interview on Dutch television.  “Our whistle-blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks.  There’s a 27-year-old, uh, works for the DNC who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the streets in Washington.”

Pressed to explain what he was suggesting, Assange played coy.

“I am suggesting that our sources take risks and they are … they become concerned to see things occurring like that,” he said.

So … did Rich leak this information?  And did it cost him his life?

We’re not ready to go down that rabbit hole just yet, but there are clearly some troubling possibilities raised by his unsolved murder.

Also, we would humbly suggest that anyone who thinks the Clinton machine wouldn’t stoop to something like this is delusional.

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