One America News pushes shameful Seth Rich conspiracy theory
One America News is "offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the case"
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From the May 19 edition of One America News:
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HOST: The death of a DNC staffer is stirring up national controversy as conflicting reports continue to pour in. Seth Rich was murdered last July, and so far, police have made no arrests in his case and have no leads as to a suspect. Now, One America News believes solving this case and bringing Rich's murderer to justice is essential to exposing the truth for the American people. We're offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the case. Now, if you have any information, please write into our station, or give us a call at this number on your screen. Now, to get to the bottom of the case, One America's Pearson Sharp takes a closer look and reveals why the facts just aren't adding up.
PEARSON SHARP: The case of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich is heating up. Fully 10 months later, questions are still popping up about the 27 year-old's mysterious death in a Washington, D.C. neighborhood last July. A recent report from an investigator brought the case to national attention once again, shedding a new light on evidence that seems contradictory at best.
Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by Seth Rich's family and a Fox News contributor, came forward to claim that he was pretty sure there was more to the case than what was being reported in the news.
Before his death, Seth Rich was investigating several cases involving the DNC's electoral fraud and voter suppression, and was set to testify on the case of Hillary Clinton's email investigation. The content of Rich's scheduled testimony remains unclear, but it does raise questions about the scandal involving the DNC. Wheeler, the private investigator, says that he has a good reason to believe that Rich was in contact with Wikileaks, and provided the site with tens of thousands of secret emails from the DNC. According to Wheeler, he was in contact with a federal investigator who had personally laid eyes on Rich's laptop.
The federal investigator, who requested to remain anonymous, said that sometime before May 21st, 2016, Rich transferred 44,053 emails, and 17,761 attachments belonging to DNC leaders. Those emails were dated from January of 2015 all the way to late May of 2016. On July 22nd, just twelve days after Rich was killed, Wikileaks published the exact same number of DNC emails that were allegedly given to them by Rich.
Rod Wheeler says that he's convinced the answers to whoever is behind Rich's death are on his laptop. However, police say they don't know where the computer is, and the FBI says they don't have it. It was originally reported that the FBI had conducted a forensic report of Rich's computer, however the FBI is now claiming it's not their case, and they're referring all questions to the D.C. Police. Speaking of the police, Wheeler has stated the D.C. department has been incredibly unhelpful, even saying that a source inside the department was told to stand down and back off the case.
For now, police insist they believe Rich's death was a robbery gone wrong,, and have no evidence it was related to his job. However, they also have no evidence it was a robbery either.
Solving this case could reveal important clues into the 2016 election and how high up corruption at the DNC really went. DNC officials have long pushed the views that Russia was behind their email leak, but this latest information casts doubt on those claims. So far, One America News, Wikileaks, the D.C. Metropolitan Police, and even Republican lobbyist Jack Berkman have all put substantial money towards finding Seth Rich's killer, totally $245,000. But, up to this point, the DNC has never offered any reward for information to help solve the murder of their own staffer.