Arkancide: Seth Rich was murdered for leaking DNC emails to WikiLeaks

In the midst of the Democratic National Convention last July, WikiLeaks spoiled the Demonrats’ lovefest by releasing some 2,000 Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.

Those emails show the DNC to be thoroughly corrupt. Long before Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Democratic primary elections and became her party’s presumptive presidential nominee, the DNC had become her tool, colluding with journalists to shield her, and working to undermine her Democrat opponent Bernie Sanders. (See “Hacked emails show Democratic National Committee to be corrupt arm of Hillary”)

At about 4:19 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016, a 27 year-old DNC staffer named Seth Conrad Rich was shot and killed in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW in Washington, DC. The murder did not appear to be robbery-related because the killer(s) did not take Rich’s wallet, watch, and phone.

Rich, reportedly a supporter of Bernie Sanders, did voter outreach for the DNC.

Below is the D.C. Metropolitan Police’s poster offering a reward for information about the murder.

Ten months later, Rich’s murder is still unsolved.

Here are the reasons why the murder of Seth Rich is yet another case of Arkancide.

(1) John Podesta emailS On punishing leakers:

On February 21 and 22, 2015, there was an exchange of emails between Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman John Podesta and Joel Benenson, a pollster and chief strategist of Hillary’s campaign, about damaging leaks from the campaign.

Benenson initiated the exchange with an email on the night of February 21 (sent at 10:12 PM) to Podesta, in which he bemoaned a story about Hillary or the campaign, calling it “by far the most damaging story and most damaging type of story we can have.”

The next morning, Feb. 22, Podesta responded with an email saying that the story had been leaked by “big mouths blabbing” — “someone on the inside was talking”.

Benenson replied:

“I think Robby [Mook, Hillary’s campaign manager] rightly says that a lot of our leaks are coming through job searches we’re doing…. I think we have to make examples now of people who have violated the trust of HRC and the rest of the team. People going forward need to know there are stiff consequences for leaking, self-promotion, unauthorized talking with the press.”

To which Podesta replied:

“Agree…. I’m definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it.

See the exchange of emails for yourself on WikiLeaks.

(2) Seth Rich leaked DNC emails to wikileaks

“People need to know there are stiff consequences for leaking,” wrote Hillary’s campaign chief strategist Joel Benenson.

“I’m definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it,” wrote Hillary’s campaign chair John Podesta.

Below are two pieces of evidence that point to Seth Rich as the DNC insider who leaked the damaging DNC emails to WikiLeaks, and was murdered (“stiff consequences”; “make an example of”) for it:

(A) On August 9, 2016, in an interview on Dutch television Nieuwsuur, WikiLeaks‘ founder Julian Assange effectively admits Seth Rich was the source of the leaked DNC emails. He said:

Whistleblowers have gone to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks, as a 27-year-old that works for the DNC was shot in the back, murdered, just two weeks ago, for unknown reasons, as he was walking down the street in Washington.”

Asked by his interviewer if Rich’s murder was a robbery, Assange says “No” and that “Our sources take risks and they become concerned to see things occurring like that.”

(B) Yesterday, Fox5 Washington, DC, reports:

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….

Wheeler, a former D.C. police homicide detective, …believes there is a cover-up and the [D.C.] 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].”

By “Tuesday,” Wheeler means today, May 16, 2017.

A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich had 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, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the DC Metropolitan Department.

H/t FOTM‘s DCG and CP

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30 responses to “Arkancide: Seth Rich was murdered for leaking DNC emails to WikiLeaks

  1. Arkancide? I think it is more appropriately called Clintoncide.

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  2. The hotter, this story gets, the more we will hear about Trump or his White House exposing secrets. Deflections is what the left does.
    Just like all the times before, no one will be held accountable. No one will be working hard on this. Just going through the motions. Look how many times the Teflon has worked before.
    The family deserves answers and Justice.

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  3. If true, this voids any Russian connection to the DNC leaks and puts Hillary and her ilk in direct connection to his murder.
    The “swamp” is deep, indeed!
    The question is: do we have enough prison space…?

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    • I mean anyone capable of critical thinking could tell from day one that “Russian Hack” was the agreed upon narrative. It was cringeworthy. Every single channel had a DNC operative or 12 regurgitating the exact same line every time they were confronted with the content of the emails. ‘Blah blah meddling blah RUSSIAAAAA blah interference Trump bad Hillary hero’


  4. If he’d had a gun he’d be alive today– why Democrats like gun control.

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  5. The Killary Rotten Clinton archives contain many unsolved mysteries we may not ever get to know in our lifetime. They are very well preserved and not for public viewing.

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  6. The police realize there’s little point investigating a professional hit further. As a practical matter there’s only one country interfering in American politics with trained assassins roaming at will around America who can handle such an assignment without being caught and be on a flight before the body’s discovered. There used to be quite a lot on this a few years ago, which probably explains the media blitz diverting attention to Russia, which has traction given the former USSR’s history of such activity.

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  7. Rich family is trying to protect themselves? From Weasel Zippers:

    The Rich family spokesman, Brad Bauman, released the above statement that says the family does not believe there was any connection, that Rod Wheeler had been hired on their behalf by a third party, that he was not authorized to comment to media.

    Bauman is a Democratic crisis communications specialist and former Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, according to his Linked In page.

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  8. traildustfotm

    We knew almost immediately that this was the “Arkansas Flu.” It was a relief to see it blasted out finally on big media. That means that the murderous truth about the Clintons and the DNC will become common knowledge.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Add all the deaths in Libya, most in Syria, and some in Iraq and Astan to the klinton body count, the klintons are equal opportunity murderers.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. The thing that is so disheartening is that the DC police have evidently been told to “stand down.” Now, isn’t that just a spectacular example of American Justice!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. The reality is that this family is now simply a pawn in a much larger geopolitical game…

    Seth Rich Named as WikiLeaks’ Source, Not Russia — ‘Clinton Team Blocking Murder Investigation’

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  12. I find it very interesting that a day before this story breaks, the WaPo has their hit piece on Trump. Podesta is a columnist for WaPo.

    What’s the common thread here…that weasel Podesta. Ugh.

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  13. Found this interesting…

    Numerous groups, organizations, and individuals offered a reward for information related to Rich’s murder, including WikiLeaks, GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman, crowdfunding bounty site WeSearchr, and author Mike Cernovich. The DNC and other Democratic Party organizations, however, have not.

    Rich’s death was memorialized by the DNC with a bike rack and plaque.

    Source –


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