Sean Hannity Pushes Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory Even After Story Falls Apart

Hannity: "If True, This Could Become One Of The Biggest Scandals In American History"

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From the May 16 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Also tonight, another massive breaking news story. Explosive developments in the mysterious murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich that could completely shatter the narrative that in fact Wikileaks was working with the Russians, or there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Now, if true, this could become one of the biggest scandals in American history, and could mean that Rich could have been murdered under very suspicious circumstances. Now, according to former homicide detective Rod Wheeler, who had been hired by the Rich family to investigate the killing, newly discovered evidence shows that the 27 year-old former DNC employee was, in fact, communicating with Wikileaks before he was gunned down in Washington, D.C. That was back in July of 2016, July 10th, while he was walking home. Seth Rich, shot in the back, left for dead. 

Police have been saying and characterizing this as an attempted robbery gone wrong. Here's the problem, and that's an odd explanation, because the assailant didn't take anything from Rich. They didn't take his phone, his wallet, his watch, his necklace. They were still on his person at the scene of the crime. Now, while there were several key questions about why Rich was killed, well, here's what we do know: 12 days. Exactly 12 days after Rich died and was killed, Wikileaks published the leaked emails from the DNC, and after Rich's death, Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or the people responsible for the murder. And then back in August during an interview on Dutch TV, Assange implied that, in fact, Seth Rich, was his source. Take a look at this. 

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That's pretty profound. This new information is also consistent with what Julian Assange told me back in January when I asked him specifically, did Russia give him any of these emails? Now, keep it in context here, in all the years of Wikileaks, 11 years, they've never been proven wrong. Watch this.

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During that same interview I also asked Julian Assange about a report saying that a disgruntled Democrat, and not the Russians, gave John Podesta's emails to Wikileaks. Take a look at this.

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And the mystery deepens. Now, let me connect the dots from here. Now, from my perspective, this could be a very huge bombshell story. If this is true, and Seth Rich gave Wikileaks these DNC emails which ultimately led to the firing, remember, Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the DNC Convention, this blows the whole Russia collusion narrative out of the water. Now, maybe Seth Rich was upset that the DNC was conspiring to hurt Bernie Sanders and help Hillary Clinton when the nomination. We learn from those released emails, remember this, that that was the case. 

Related:

CNN: Story On DNC Staffer's Murder Dominated Conservative Media -- Hours Later It Fell Apart

Previously:

How A Fox Affiliate And Contributor Fueled Fringe Conspiracy Theories About Murdered DNC Staffer

Lou Dobbs Says There Is "A Partisan Shroud" Around The Family Of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich

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