From Daily Mail
Seth Rich, an analyst with the DNC. was shot in the back in Washington, D.C. on July 10
Rich is being linked to the 20,000 leaked emails that brought down close Hillary ally Debbie Wasserman-Schultz – forced out as DNC chairman
Police suspected a robbery, but he had his wallet, phone and watch
‘Some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are actually causing more harm than good,’ a spokesman for Rich’s parents told Daily Mail Online
His unsolved murder has reignited old rumors that Hillary and Bill will stop at nothing when they want to silence someone
Wikileaks is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder
The mystery surrounding the murder of rising Democrat star Seth Rich took a sudden sinister turn Wednesday with claims that he was responsible for the email dump that brought down close Hillary Clinton ally Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
Julian Assange, the head of Wikileaks, the organization that released the emails, announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to Rich’s July 10 death, hinting that Rich was responsible for leaking the documents.
Assange’s offer has also added fuel to the flames of conspiracy theories sweeping the Internet that the Democratic presidential candidate and her husband Bill were somehow involved in Rich’s death.
Commenting to Daily Mail Online for the family, Brad Bauman said ‘Some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy, and in their attempts to do so, are actually causing more harm than good and impeding on the ability for law enforcement to properly do their job.’
Wasserman-Schultz stepped down from her post as head of the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the party’s national convention in Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton has suggested that Russia was responsible for hacking party computers and leaking the documents.
But the new theory suggests Rich, who was murdered in what looked like a botched robbery, was behind the leak
Rich, 27, was gunned down on his way home in the affluent Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington D.C. last month while on the phone to his girlfriend.
He was still alive when he was found but died on his way to the hospital. Police still have no leads and are offering a $25,000 reward for information.
Hillary sought out Rich’s parents for a private meeting during a trip to their hometown of Omaha, Nebraska last week. Rich’s father Joel told the Omaha World-Herald that the former First Lady knew a lot about his son and was ‘very warm and comforting.’
Rich’s body was found on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, but he still had his watch, cell phone and wallet on him.
‘There had been a struggle. His hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, and yet he had two shots to his back, and yet they never took anything,’ his mother Mary told Washington’s NBC affiliate.
‘They took his life for literally no reason.’
So far, police have uncovered no clues to help solve his July 10 murder.
A police report seen by Daily Mail Online also states the circumstances surrounding Rich’s homicide are ‘unknown’.
The mystery has sparked a flurry of theories posted online, including claims he leaked DNC emails or that he was on his way to speak to the FBI when he was shot.
Reddit user The_Donald also constructed a timeline that links Rich to the Clintons, as pointed out by Heat Street.
‘The death of this DNC staffer is too suspicious to ignore, especially in the face of voter fraud allegations against Hillary’s campaign… The Clintons definitely have a long list of unfortunate souls who crossed the wrong politicians’, wrote ClashDaily.com, which describes itself as a website for ‘God- and country-loving patriots.’
But one of Rich’s closest friends, Miles Mawby, told the Daily Mail Online that the idea that Rich was the source who gave the leaked DNC documents to Wikileaks was ‘absolutely absurd.’
‘Never in a million years,’ said Mawby, who had known Rich since 2011 and was with him on the Friday evening before he was killed.
‘[People are] fanning flames of wild rumors from the internet from conspiracy theorists. It’s absolutely absurd. Seth was one of the most dedicated people I’ve ever met. His day-to-day work…that got him up in the morning.’
Mawby said Rich was happy with his job at the DNC and supportive of Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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