MegaUpload founder, Kim Dotcom and Sean Hannity have been exchanging tweets this weekend regarding the unsolved murder of former DNC staffer and suspected WikiLeaks informant, Seth Rich.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 19, 2017
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 20, 2017
I’m meeting my legal team on Monday. I will issue a statement about #SethRich on Tuesday. Please be patient. This needs to be done properly.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 20, 2017
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 20, 2017
Kim Dotcom resides in New Zealand and has been fighting extradition to the United States since 2012 on copyright charges surrounding his MegaUpload file sharing service. He lost an extradition appeal in February 2017.
If it is proven that Seth Rich was WikiLeaks’ source for the DNC Leaks, then the conspiracy theory by the Democrats that Russian hackers were WikiLeaks’ source will be debunked. It also points directly to the DNC being involved in Rich’s murder. The Obama administration had numerous people under surveillance and routinely unmasked and disseminated the names of Americans in contact with individuals of interest. Certainly, WikiLeaks’ lawyer, Gavin MacFadyen, was considered a person of interest to the Obama administration. It has been reported that Rich was in contact with MacFadyen.
The Rich family’s statement, issued through their public relations consultant, included the remark “Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so.” It is well-known that questionable emails can be easily proven using DKIM verification, so that is misinformation coming directly from the family’s spokesperson.
Interest in the murder case of Seth Rich has been revitalized since Rod Wheeler, a private investigator and former D.C. homicide investigator, came forward to Fox 5 D.C. on Tuesday, May 15, 2017. Wheeler told the station that he had evidence that Rich was WikiLeaks’ source for the DNC Leaks. Wheeler became involved when contacted by the family to conduct an investigation into the unsolved murder. The family has since taken on a spokesperson who WikiLeaks described as a Democrat crisis public relations consultant.
Seth Rich’s new “family spokesman” is Brad Bauman a professional Democrat crisis PR consultant with the Pastorum Group.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 11, 2016
The family has now issued a cease and desist order to Wheeler, demanding that he stop making public comments about Rich’s murder.
— Scott Taylor ABC 7 (@ScottTaylorTV) May 19, 2017
In the following days, the brilliant autists of /pol and Reddit found Seth Rich’s Reddit and Twitter accounts. The Reddit account, MeGrimlock4, gives humanity to a man who became a celebrated meme of patriotism. The account reveals tiny details of his life like his search for a lost dog, his love of pandas, and patriotic clothing. Perhaps the most touching was what he called his “guiding quote.”
“There are a thousand and one gates leading into the orchard of mystical truth. Every human being has his own gate. We must never make the mistake of wanting to enter the orchard by any gate but our own. To do this is dangerous for the one who enters and also for those who are already there.”
His Twitter account @Pandas4Bernie has numerous tweets pointing out the contradictions of Hillary Clinton’s statements. The most interesting is Rich’s Twitter account @panda4progress. Andrew Therriault, a former Director of Data Science for the DNC tagged the account on April 27, 2017 (long after Rich’s July 2016 death), in a tweet saying that a group of pandas is called an embarrassment. The tweet was deleted quickly after it was discovered, but the internet is forever.
Link to archived tweet: https://archive.fo/yMO93
The Rich family has previously denied a connection between WikiLeaks and Seth. In January 2017, his father told Fox News “Anyone who knew Seth knew that wasn’t the way he would have handled the problem…he would not go outside the system.”
The family has experienced a tragedy and do not believe that Seth was involved with WikiLeaks. That denial might be understandable if the DNC rushed in to help them by sending in a crisis consultant. They have already been victimized and feel that the claims that Seth was WikiLeaks’ source is an assault on his character, so an offer to be shielded by a group they trust is reasonable, but might not be the best course of action.