In addition to stunning revelations made by former Democratic National Committee (DNC) leader Donna Brazile in a book about the 2016 presidential election, she also makes new declarations about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
According to Brazile, Rich may have been killed for being white, or his murder could be attributed to the Russians.
In her new sold-out book, titled “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile admits feeling some culpability for Rich’s death. She writes:
I felt some responsibility for Seth Rich’s death. I didn’t bring him into the DNC, but I helped keep him there working on voting rights. With all I knew now about the Russians’ hacking, I could not help but wonder if they had played some part in his unsolved murder.
Besides that, racial tensions were high that summer and I worried that he was murdered for being white on the wrong side of town. [My friend] Elaine expressed her doubts about that, and I heard her.
The FBI said that they did not see any Russian fingerprints there.
Rich was murdered just days before WikiLeaks began publishing emails that had been hacked from members of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The case was deemed questionable by some, as police said his death may have been the result of a robbery gone wrong, yet none of his valuables were taken.
In the book, Brazile writes that a person with intelligence community connections told her to seek protection following Rich’s murder. She said she heeded the advice to implement cameras, alarms and backup power at her house.
Brazile also brought up Rich’s death to Hillary Clinton in a post-election-loss phone call. She writes that she asked Clinton to use some of the campaign money to set up a reward fund to find his murderer; however, Clinton appeared unenthusiastic about the prospect. Brazile writes:
I knew the campaign had over $3 million set aside in a legal fund. Could she help me get this lawsuit started? And don’t forget the murder of Seth Rich, I told her. Did she want to contribute to Seth’s reward fund? We still hadn’t found the person responsible for the tragic murder of this bright young DNC staffer.
You’re right, she said. We’re going to get to that. But she really had to go. She had made the call and checked it off her list, and I accepted after we said our good-byes that I might never hear from her again.
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