Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange appears to have suggested in an interview on Dutch TV’s Nieuwsuur that Seth Rich, a staff member of the DNC, was the source of the leak of DNC officials’ emails. Wikileaks has offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction of the person who killed Rich.
Seth C. Rich was killed in an apparent robbery in Washington DC on July 10, at 4:19 A.M.
There had been a spike in violent crimes in that area in recent weeks. But no wallet, watch, or other item was taken from him. The 27 year-old, former Camp Ramah’nik was a 2011 graduate of Creighton University. At the time of his death, he was serving as Deputy Director-Data-for-Voter Protection/Expansion for the Democratic National Committee, creating systems to help voters find polling locations.
Is Assange telling the truth?
Or is Wikileaks just exploiting a conspiracy theory that Rich was killed on his way (at four in the morning?) to tell the FBI of the DNC’s efforts to undermine Bernie Sanders?
The family of Seth Rich is calling on conspiracy theorists to STOP speculating about factually baseless connections between his death and a WikiLeaks hack, and implored high profile figures to not politicize Rich’s death by perpetuating conspiracies.
D.C. police are offering their own $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the shooting death of the DNC staffer.