It was just a botched robbery, they said.
Move along, there’s nothing to see here, they said.
Quit being paranoid and assuming there’s some conspiracy behind the random murder, they said.
So, if it were merely a botched robbery that killed DNC data staffer Seth Rich, why in the world would the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee fear for her life, believing snipers might shoot and kill her after the mysterious murder of Rich?
In Donna Brazile’s upcoming book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” she writes about her fears following the July 10, 2016, unsolved murder of Rich. In fact, she dedicated the book to Rich, whom she calls a “patriot.”
Brazile, who served as interim DNC chairwoman after Rich’s murder, even reveals she felt her own life was in danger during the 2016 campaign. She says she closed her office window blinds so snipers couldn’t spot her. Brazile installed surveillance cameras at her home. And she worried that her office was bugged with a listening device.
Brazile’s account prompted Internet journalist Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, to tweet about the revelations Saturday.
As WND has reported, Rich, 27, was the DNC’s voter expansion data director. He had accepted a position with Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign just before his death.
In the summer of 2016 – in the heat of a highly contentious presidential campaign – Rich was fatally shot in the back in Washington, D.C., near his apartment in an affluent neighborhood. Rich had been working for the DNC at a time when emails from the organization were provided to WikiLeaks for publication.
The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowers insist Rich was randomly killed during a “botched robbery.” But others are doubtful because he was found with his wallet, credit cards and other valuables.
“Brazile writes that she was haunted by the still-unsolved murder of DNC data staffer Seth Rich and feared for her own life, shutting the blinds to her office window so snipers could not see her and installing surveillance cameras at her home,” the Washington Post reported. “She wonders whether Russians had placed a listening device in plants in the DNC executive suite.”
Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh brought up the curious revelations during his Monday show.
So she’s coming out now and she says the Seth Rich murder haunted her to the point that she felt the need to close her shades, that she feared for her own life. Now, if there’s anybody — here’s the critical thinking part. This is the part that’s supposed to dazzle you. If there’s anybody that knows these people, it is Donna Brazile. There’s no two ways of looking at this.
She feared for her life after a random robbery gone bad that left a man dead. She feared for her life after a random crime, senseless, needless, random crime left a former member of the DNC staff dead. She feared for her life. Donna Brazile knows these people. Donna Brazile is these people. So that’s why this is eerily curious and interesting.
As WND has reported, WikiLeaks is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killer. Jack Burkman, head of the Profiling Project, is offering $105,000. One America News Network offered up $100,000, the Metropolitan Police Department $25,000 and businessman and investor Martin Shkreli $100,000.
The DNC, however, has offered no reward to help find the killer of its staffer. Instead, the DNC honored its murdered employee by dedicating a bike rack outside its headquarters in Rich’s memory.
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, in an August 2016 interview, appeared to suggest that Rich was one of his sources.
The latest DNC email released by WikiLeaks was dated May 18, 2016 – just weeks before Rich was murdered. The emails exposed the party’s bias against Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
After the emails were released in July 2016, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resigned. In her new book, Brazile suggests Hillary’s campaign took over the DNC and effectively rigged the Democratic Party primary so she would win the nomination.
As WND reported, Burkman, the Washington-based attorney and lobbyist who’s been on the hunt for Rich’s killer, has filed a federal lawsuit that accuses Hillary and the DNC of rigging the 2016 presidential primary. The complaint also demands the release of the hacked DNC server and references the “unsolved murder of Seth Rich.”
The complaint poses the “theory that Mr. Rich was seeking to expose DNC’s bias against Bernie Sanders when he was murdered.” It argues “the server would enable forensic experts to investigate whether Mr. Rich surreptitiously downloaded emails.”
Burkman claims MPD officials are withholding key evidence from the public and obstructing the Rich investigation for political purposes. He’s separately filed a lawsuit against the MPD, demanding the release of Rich’s medical examiner’s report, autopsy documents and ballistics reports, documents that are typically made public during murder investigations.
As WND reported, the Profiling Project concluded in June that Rich’s murder was most likely “committed by a hired killer or serial murderer” because “the crime scene was very organized to the point of being sanitized.”
Rich’s story has been largely ignored by establishment media. Those who have called attention to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the murder have been branded “conspiracy theorists,” including Fox News host Sean Hannity.