How would you like to hear the words, just like in the 1970s CBS police drama “Hawaii Five-O,” “Book ’em, Danno!” in the Seth Rich murder case in Washington, D.C.? It always came in the show when the bad guy was caught with incontrovertible proof of guilt.
You could play a role by participating in the Go Fund Me campaign launched to raise support for rewards for new evidence that would lead to a conviction, for funding for a private investigator to uncover the truth and for more resources for investigative reporting.
As WND reported, Rich, 27, a staffer with the DNC, was murdered in his affluent neighborhood in Washington. He was shot in the back multiple times with a handgun at 4:18 a.m. a block from his home, and although the police reported it as a robbery, nothing was taken from him. He was transported to an unidentified local hospital and was pronounced dead at 5:57 a.m. On July 22, just 12 days after Rich’s death and days before the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia, WikiLeaks released 20,000 emails from DNC officials.
Most news agencies are running scared and not without reason, as Twitter arbitrarily suspended the account of WND for tweeting a major break in the case.”
Those who oppose investigating and reporting on the case are busy characterizing it as a “conspiracy” theory.
The campaign explains that WND “is one news agency that won’t be deterred and is determined to get to the truth.”
“We support the GoFundMe campaign of the Rich Family and commend anyone to donate to that cause. Seth Rich’s brother, Aaron, is right when he writes: ‘One thing that no one tells you, and something we weren’t prepared to hear when we lost Seth, is that if a case isn’t solved immediately, it could take months or years before justice is served. Worse, to keep the investigation active, to seek leads and to follow up on investigations, to make sure that every possible angle is covered – it’s expensive.'”
WND already has spoken with the manager of the bar where Rich spent his last night, reported Donna Brazile’s warning to a private investigator, the lawsuits already under way, the highly respected Judicial Watch’s assessment of “credible evidence” of “hanky panky,” the Washington mayor’s comment on the case, and CNN’s reaction to a congressman who called for an investigation.
There are many angles already, with Jack Burkman, the head of the Profiling Project investigative team, seeking video footage of the shooting, the medical examiner’s report and ballistics reports. Burkman has claimed that officials with the Metropolitan Police Department – in collusion with the mayor – are withholding key evidence from the public and obstructing the investigation for political purposes.
He’s offered a $105,000 reward of his personal money for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killer(s).
The Metropolitan Police Department earlier issued a bizarre denial in the case: “MPD does not entertain conspiracy theories and does not engage with conspiracy theorists. If you are in possession of information that you believe to be relevant to this or any case, please let us know the details of such information such that it can help, rather than hinder, our investigation.”
Private investigator Rod Wheeler, who was hired by Rich’s parents in March to find their son’s killer, suspects Rich’s death is linked to his work at the DNC. He contends there is no evidence to support the police’s assertion Rich was murdered during a “botched” robbery.
Anonymous sources have linked Rich to the dump of DNC emails that was published by WikiLeaks on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
Further, a timeline of the case raises more questions. For example, Jonathan Rich, Seth Rich’s cousin, said in a now-deleted social media posting: “First thing I said when my dad told me [about Seth’s death] was he knew something and he was murdered. The rest of the family thought I was nuts.”
Jonathan Rich later asked in a tweet why “people close to Hillary & Bill Clinton tend to end up dead in weird ways … like my cousin.”