by WorldTribune Staff, August 10, 2016
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suggested that the Democratic staffer who was murdered in July was the source for the recent leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.
On July 8, 27-year-old Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington D.C. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.
“Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks,” Assange told the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur.
“A 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.”
The Nieuwsuur interviewer than asked: “That was just a robbery, I believe. Wasn’t it?”
Assange responded: “No. There’s no finding. So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.”
Several posters to social media said they were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.
Seth Rich’s father told reporters, “If it was a robbery — it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money — he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life.”