Judicial Watch Files FOIA Request with Police, FBI Over Seth Rich Murder

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“You can trust Judicial Watch to get to the bottom of this issue…and to get the documents directly so that you and the American people can figure out whether or not there needs to be a controversy about this tragic murder, or whether there’s something more than meets the eye.” –JW President Tom Fitton

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I know a lot of you are asking questions about what Judicial Watch is doing to investigate the controversy surrounding the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich. We’ve filed Freedom of Information requests to the DC police department and the DC mayor’s office last week.

We have an FBI request pending from last year, and of course, separately we are asking questions under the federal Freedom of Information Act about the DNC hack itself.

You can trust Judicial Watch to get to the bottom of this issue, at least ask the questions in a sensible way, and to get the documents directly so that you and the American people can figure out whether or not there needs to be a controversy about this tragic murder, or whether there’s something more than meets the eye.

But either way, you can’t trust the media to do it, you can’t trust Congress to do it, but you can trust Judicial Watch to ask the tough questions and demand answers.

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Microchip put together one Tweet and/or Retweet after another on the various threads in the murder. It all points toward Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats ordering an assassination. Be aware that Seth Rich used the word “Panda” as his screen name on various social media accounts.

Newest Developments in Seth Rich Murder Mystery

The final item in this post is a news.com.au article on the Seth Rich murder case, hot off the presses. It offers a quick 5 minute summary of what we know tonight. Videos, Tweets, and links augment that article.

Stefan Molyneaux analyzes the truth about the murder of Seth Rich. This video starts at the beginning and then moves up to the current moment. It’s a good place to start if you’re not up to speed on the case.

Styxenhammer666 shows the common sense of the Rich-Wikileaks connection and the involvement of the Clinton assassination team.

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom says that Seth was the Wikileaks source of the damning Podesta emails.

He has a score to settle with Democrats:

I heard Sean Hannity talking about the Seth Rich murder on his radio show on Friday. He’s a big name and he’s the first big name involved in this mess.

Body language analysis suggests nefarious lies by Rich family and lawyer:

Various social media accounts allegedly owned by Seth Rich have been discovered.

Claim: Seth Rich’s Reddit account was recently edited by an unknown party: Link: Someone just edited Seth Rich’s Reddit Posts

A Zerohedge article implies that the DNC (Hillary, et. al.) had Seth murdered.

The following summary of the week’s developments was just published an hour ago by news.com.au.

news.com.au

AN INTERNET conspiracy theory over the murder of a young former Democratic National Convention staffer in the US has once again reached fever pitch.

Seth Rich was shot in the back and killed walking home in an up-market Washington neighbourhood in July last year.

The death has largely gone unexplained, with Washington police suggesting it was the result of a botched robbery. But in the aftermath of the killing, conspiracy theorists claimed the 27-year-old staffer was responsible for leaking a trove of 20,000 emails stolen from the DNC servers to WikiLeaks.

The stolen materials contained explosive details of collusion between the Hillary Clinton camp and the DNC to undermine the Bernie Sanders campaign in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election.

This week, both Fox News and a Fox affiliate in Washington, WTTG-TV, published and aired reports which cited information attributed to a private investigator named Rod Wheeler, who claimed he had uncovered evidence showing Mr Rich had been in contact with WikiLeaks before his death.

WikiLeaks — which is now seen by many US Democrats as a vehicle for Russian intelligence — retweeted stories containing the latest claims, which many interpreted as confirmation. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange last year appeared to suggest Mr Rich was the leaker.

US authorities have accused Russian operatives of being the source of the leaks.

The Fox News story was also shared by the Russian Embassy in the UK on Twitter, receiving thousands of shares. But the report has since been proven to be inaccurate. Mr Wheeler said he had no information to that effect, and an FBI spokesman told the media that, contrary to the report, it had not conducted a forensic analysis of Mr Rich’s laptop that showed he had been in contact WikiLeaks.

A spokesman for the Rich Family, Brad Bauman, lashed out at those who continue to promote the story, which includes prominent Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.

“Anyone who continues to push this fake news story after it was so thoroughly debunked is proving to the world they have a transparent political agenda or are a sociopath,” he told CNN. “It either case, they should be taken off the air because they are either blind to the damage they are doing to a murder victims family or don’t care, showing a profound lack of judgment and common decency.”

On Sunday, speculation that the young DNC staffer was involved in the leaks was promoted by internet millionaire and the embattled founder of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom. Mr Dotcom tweeted that Mr Rich was the leaker and that he himself was also involved, promising to issue a statement after meeting with his lawyers this week.

Things got weirder still after internet sleuths uncovered what appeared to be Mr Rich’s social media accounts, including his Reddit username, “MeGrimlock4” and Twitter handle, “@panda4progress”.
His online persona revealed Mr Rich was a huge supporter of Sanders, which conspiracy theorists hold up as evidence of his motive to leak the e-mails which showed the DNC colluded to prevent Sanders from gaining the party nomination.

In a strange development, users discovered a tweet by former DNC director of data science Andrew Therriault, which appeared to posthumously mock Mr Rich, referring to him as an “embarrassment”.

On 27 April, quoting a tweet which read, “TIL: A group of Pandas is called an ‘Embarrassment’ #pandafacts”, Mr Therriault tweeted: “cc: @panda4progress”. The tweet has since been deleted.

Not long after, Reddit appeared to alter posts made by Mr Rich — a big no-no from the perspective of the site’s users — to remove a comment in which he shared his e-mail address, linking him to the account.

Reddit has a strict policy against sharing personal information, but a previous case in which Reddit chief executive Steve Huffman manually altered user’s comments drew ire from users and forced a public apology.

At the time, even former CEO Ellen Pao weighed in, saying she “would have immediately fired anyone” who did what Mr Huffman did. News.com.au contacted Reddit to ask about the alleged changes made to Mr Rich’s comment history.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post has published multiple reports this weekend describing claims of a cover-up over the murder of Seth Rich as fake news.

“The re-emergence of the conspiracy theory this week, which did not lack for real news, revealed plenty about the fake news ecosystem … in the Trump era,” the paper wrote. “It also happened to cause untold pain for the Rich family, which has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the so-called private investigator who led this dive back into the fever swamp.”

If I run across any more pertinent information, I’ll post it in a comment on this piece tonight.

Roger Stone Reveals Insider Takes on JFK, Trump, Comey, Bushes, Clintons, Etc. (Video)

Wow! Honest man Roger Stone speaks the truth. He really understands how deep the corruption in D. C. goes.

Less than 40 minutes; published on May 14, 2017.

Breaking! Sweden Drops Rape Investigation of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Time

(STOCKHOLM) — Sweden’s top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that Marianne Ny “has decided to discontinue the investigation.”

Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States. Last month, President Donald Trump said he would support any decision by the Justice Department to charge Assange.

WikiLeaks tweeted after the Swedish announcement: “UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK,”

Friday’s announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden. But the Metropolitan Police said Assange is still subject to arrest for the “much less serious offense” of jumping bail in 2012.

The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker was wanted in Sweden for questioning over a rape allegation stemming from a 2010 visit.

“This is a total victory for Julian Assange. He is now free to leave the embassy when he wants. We have won the Assange case. He is of course happy and relieved. He has been critical that it has lasted that long,” Per E Samuelsson, his lawyer in Sweden, told Swedish Radio. Samuelsson was not immediately available for comments.

Assange still can’t leave the Ecuadorian embassy without being arrested:

Related: Iceland believed the FBI wanted to frame Assange.

Assange supporters fear that he will be extradited to the U.S. and put on trial.

Was DNC Leaker Seth Rich Finished Off in Hospital? New Information Hints at “Yes” Answer

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Where is the FBI investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, Mr. Comey?

Bombshell! Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Had Contact with Wikileaks

The theory is simple.

Seth Rich, a young Jewish DNC staffer, supported Bernie Sanders for president. He became outraged when he saw the evidence that the DNC had rigged the game for Hillary Clinton, so he contacted Wikileaks and gave Julian Assange the DNC emails. For his troubles, the Clinton Crime Family or someone person or persons close to the Clintons murdered him, making it look like a robbery.

Since then, the D.C. police department (Wasington is totally controlled by the Democrat party) and possibly James Comey’s FBI have been covering up the link between victim Rich and Wikileaks.

If this corruption can be exposed, it may be what is needed to put Hillary, Bill, Comey, and a host of Democrats in prison for life.

We covered the story and the conspiracy as it developed over several months last year. See here, here, here, and here.

Fox5DC

WASHINGTON – It has been almost a year since Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in the nation’s capital. There have been no solid answers about why he was killed until now.

Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C and police have suggested the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich’s work at the DNC.

Just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, FOX 5 has learned there is new information that could prove these theorists right.

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. . police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.

Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, is running a parallel investigation into Rich’s murder. Wheeler said he believes there is a cover-up and the police department has been told to back down from the investigation.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to Wikileaks, he said, “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

Wheeler also told us, “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].

A full report with the new details will air Tuesday morning on FOX News.

Reaction from Twitter as Jack (the CEO) tries to suppress Seth Rich from trending tonight:

The Earth Trembles as Speculation is Rampant Over Wikileaks Vault 7 Release Tuesday at 9 A.M.

Heavy

After releasing a series of very cryptic #Vault7 messages in early February, WikiLeaks has finally released a file that contains the mysterious Vault 7. The file won’t be readable until tomorrow, when WikiLeaks releases a passphrase at 9 a.m. Eastern. However, WikiLeaks released a new clue about Vault 7, hidden in its tweet. Here’s everything we know about Vault 7 so far, along with theories about what might be waiting for us in the morning.

And by the way, according to a tweet WikiLeaks sent out later, this is the first in a series of releases related to Vault 7:

There’s a Hidden Photo in WikiLeaks’ Tweet

WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 tweet contained a hidden message, because the background isn’t just a black frame. In fact, it’s a photo that has been darkened.

Lighten it a little and you see this:

The photo says “Prefecture” beneath the world “Vault.” Some think it reads Prefecture 333, but it actually reads Prefecture 353. We found the source of the photo. But first, here are the guesses that were wrong:

Some believe that the photo appears to be of Kryptos, a sculpture outside the CIA headquarters in Langley. The sculpture, by James Sanborn, includes four encrypted messages. Since it was dedicated on November 3, 1990, three out of four of the messages have been solved. Here’s a photo of the sculpture below. However, this is not the sculpture in WikiLeaks’ photo.

Others say the photo is actually this sculpture in the D.C. Convention Center.

We found out what it actually is. The photo is “Lingua,” one of two art pieces at the registration area of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This is the photo that WikiLeaks used, courtesy of Flickr’s open source library:

As you can see, WikiLeaks did not edit the Prefecture part into the photo. The sculpture already reads “Prefecture 353 A.D.” So no, unlike what some theories have surmised, this is not related to China’s 333 prefecture-level cities.

What happened in 353 AD? There was the Battle of Mons Seleucus, where Emperor Constantius II defeated Magnentius, who committed suicide in Gaul to avoid capture. Constantius then reunified the Roman Empire. Constantius II sent his official, Catena, to Britain to kill opponents supporting Magnentius. Martinus committed suicide after failing to kill Catena.

As far as the Year Zero part of the tweet, some surmised that it could mean that the information is so huge that it could feel like “restarting” part of history once it’s released. However, according to a later tweet by WikiLeaks, it actually means that it’s the first in a series of releases that WikiLeaks plans for Vault 7.

The Heavy article goes on to analyze six prior Wikileaks Tweets that offered clues about Vault 7.

Something big is up. Within a few hours the first batch of Vault 7 documents and/or photos will be released.

Keep your fingers crossed that the Deep State players, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, et. al., will go to prison or even be executed as a consequence.

An earlier article on Heavy explains how to download Vault 7 using the zip 7 utility.