Friday, May 26, 2017
The Feds Should Investigate The Seth Rich Killing
Although the District of Columbia police and the family of the victim are satisfied with believing that former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was killed last July in a robbery gone bad, a Texas congressman wants a federal investigation into any possible connections between Rich’s murder and the leak of DNC documents.
“My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away for some other things that we need to be investigating,” Rep. Blake Farenthold said Wednesday in an interview on CNN. “There’s still some question as to whether the intrusion of the DNC server was an insider job or whether or not it was the Russians.”
Rich was found murdered on July 16. Although his wallet was not taken, police eventually decided he was killed during a robbery attempt.
Not long after Rich’s death, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hinted Rich might have had a convection to WikiLeaks and posted a reward for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killer. Speculation about a Rich-WikiLeaks connection snowballed when Fox News published a story alleging he sent WikiLeaks 44,0000 emails. Fox later retracted the story. Rich’s family has insisted Rich never leaked documents and has asked that the story be dropped.
However, Farenthold said that an insider theory, which would include Rich, “should be a part of the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the election, because that’s an alternative theory that deserves being looked at.”
Farenthold said he has no personal knowledge about Rich’s death, but said the idea that it was related to leaks from the DNC is “as credible as the anonymous sources being cited in the Comey and Russian stories against President Trump.”
Farenthold said Rich’s computer never received an official inspection to put any theories to rest.
“The D.C. police nor no federal investigator has ever had a look at the DNC computer. We’re relying only on the report that someone that the DNC contracted to examine their computer rather than having federal officials. To me, we need to let the feds look at it,” he said.
Amid various reports that are circulating, Farenthold said the truth might be in a place where investigators have not looked.
“There’s stuff circulating on the internet,” he explained.
That train of thought led the CNN hosts to question whether Farenthold was wrongly believing false information posted online. However, the Texan had a comeback.
“That’s what you’re doing with Trump. Basing allegations on anonymous sources,” he said.
What do you think?