Unsolved killing of DNC staffer has no one talking
by Alicia Powe www.wnd.com June 5th, 2017
WASHINGTON — WND has asked 125 members of Congress to weigh in on the unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, and not a single representative has agreed to address the case.
Only five members replied to WND’s request for an interview. All five declined.
The only member of Congress who has gone on the record about the slain DNC staffer is Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who has been attacked for speaking out.
Rich, 27, was murdered in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2016, near his apartment in an affluent neighborhood. He was shot twice in the back, and his wallet, credit cards, watch and phone were left in his possession. The Metropolitan Police Department has described it as a “botched robbery.”
Private investigators, however, have claimed there is evidence Rich was the source WikiLeaks used to obtain thousands of Democratic National Committee emails released on the eve of the party’s presidential nominating convention last July. The emails, indicating the party was manipulating the primary race in favor of Hillary Clinton, led to the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
In an appearance on CNN, Farenthold called for a federal investigation of the murder and said the DNC email leak may have been an “inside job.”
“My fear is our constant focusing on the Russians is deflecting away from some other things that we need to be investigating,” he said. “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.”
In an interview with the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Farenthold doubled down on his call for a special investigation, demanding Rich’s murder be approached with the same aggression as the review of purported Russian interference during the 2016 election.
“[The Rich murder] should be part of the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the election, because that’s an alternative theory that deserves being looked at,” the congressman said
The theory that Rich was killed for leaking DNC information, Farenthold insisted, is “as credible as the anonymous sources being cited in the (former FBI Director James) Comey and Russian stories against President Trump.”