Earlier today we reported about new details coming from an investigator who is looking into the what really happened the slain DNC staffer, Seth Rich.
Rich was gunned down in an affluent D.C. neighborhood after leaking emails to Wikileaks months before his death, as reported by Fox News on Tuesday.
Rod Wheeler, a former D.C. homicide detective and Fox News contributor who was hired by the Rich family to probe the case, has allegedly found consistencies in his investigation compared to that of one carried out by an unnamed federal investigator.
Wheeler claims the findings point to evidence that DNC staffer Seth Rich’s laptop contained proof that he made contact with WikiLeaks and an investigative reporter named Gavin MacFadyen prior to his untimely death. He also asserts that Rich was not robbed, as initially reported by MSM.
“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler said. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sit on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”
Now there are new details which further imply Rich was involved heavily with WikiLeaks, and probably lost his life because of such.
According to Fox News:
A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report — generated within 96 hours after DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder — detailing the contents Rich’s computer said he made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.
“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.
The federal investigator, who remains anonymous, said 44,053 internal emails and 17,761 attachments between DNC leaders, sent between Jan. 2015 and May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21, said the report.
Rich was shot shortly after leaving Lou’s City Bar, a short distance from his home, around 1:15 a.m. on July 10.
He reportedly made several calls to loved ones during his walk home.
While speaking with his girlfriend on the phone, she claimed she heard voices in the background, but Rich reassured her that he was almost at his front door. Only minutes after hanging up, Rich was shot twice in the back by two attackers, according to a surveillance video obtained by police.
Rich was conscious when police arrived but later died at the hospital.
Police detectives refused to disclose whether Rich provided them with information about the identity of his assailants or possible motives, Wheeler said. Although, he believes Rich may have given them information about who was responsible for carrying out his murder before he died.
However, Fox News reports that law enforcement sources “close to the investigation” say the police have “no suspects and no substantial leads as to who the killer or killers may be.”
Metropolitan Police, including the police chief, have refused to discuss the case, despite requests from Fox News dating back 10 months.
The department released a statement on the case saying it remains an active investigation and that detectives are working with Rich’s family.
The FBI’s national office declined to comment, but sources said the bureau provided cyber expertise to examine Rich’s computer.
Wheeler claims law enforcement sources were directed to “stand down” on investigating the crime.
“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, Democratic National Committee or Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Wheeler told Fox News. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.”
A spokesperson for Rich’s family denied Wheeler’s allegations on Tuesday, calling them “unsubstantiated” and fired back that Wheeler has not been authorized to speak on behalf of the Rich family.
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