Aaron Rich, who had reportedly been blocking his family’s private investigator from looking into whether or not his brother Seth was a WikiLeaks source, works for an influential defense contractor that provides cyber security.
According to a source close to the Rich family, Aaron works for Northrup Grumman, which was named as the fifth-largest defense contractor in the world in 2015. The source did not provide what his specific role is at the company.
“It’s not just hacking and defending, there’s a lot more to it,” a cyber software engineer at Northrup Grumman says in a video on the company’s website.
The company faced criticism in 2015 over their “Washington influence” flying under the radar.
The Sunlight Foundation reported:
“Northrop Grumman, a major defense contractor that employs more than 65,000 people, relied on the U.S. government for 85 percent of its sales in the past three years, according to its latest annual report. It’s no surprise, then, that the corporations and its subsidiaries invest heavily in lobbying the federal government. In 2014, the company disclosed spending $10.2 million targeting an extensive range of legislation, including the National Defense Authorization Act and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to lobbying reports analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics.”
The report added that in addition to 40 registered lobbyists, the company also employs a “bevy of government marketing and sales professionals.”
“A Sunlight Foundation review of contributors to Northrop Grumman’s employee PAC from 2013 to March of 2015 finds 62 contributors whose job titles indicate interaction with government officials, either in a marketing or government affairs role. Of the individuals in that list, which is embedded below, 39 of those employees had experience in the federal government, nearly all of them in the military or intelligence spheres. Only 13 of them are registered as lobbyists,” the report details.
As we previously reported, Aaron Rich was actively attempting to shut down anyone looking into the WikiLeaks connection according to Rod Wheeler, who was brought on as a private investigator in his brother’s murder case.
Wheeler said that brother Aaron Rich tried to block Wheeler from looking at Seth’s computer, even though there could be evidence on it. “He said no, he said I have his computer, meaning him,” Wheeler said. “I said, well can I look at it?…He said, what are you looking for? I said anything that could indicate if Seth was having problems with someone. He said no, I already checked it. Don’t worry about it.”
Aaron also blocked Wheeler from finding out about who was at a party Seth attended the night of the murder.
“All I want you to do is work on the botched robbery theory and that’s it,” Aaron told Wheeler, according to Wheeler’s claim on the audio. Wheeler said that Seth’s father Joel “does not appear to have any hidden agenda.”
Rich was shot in the back in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016, near his home while he was on the phone with his girlfriend — 12 days before the publication of the DNC emails by WikiLeaks. The police initially ruled that it was a botched robbery — but his wallet, watch, and necklace were still on his person when he was discovered by police.
Big League Politics has also released an audio recording of journalist Seymour Hersh stating that Seth Rich was in fact WikiLeaks’ source.
“All I know is that he offered a sample, an extensive sample, I’m sure dozens of emails, and said ‘I want money.’ Later, WikiLeaks did get the password, he had a DropBox, a protected DropBox,” he said. They got access to the DropBox.”
Hersh also states that Rich had concerns about something happening to him, “the word was passed, according to the NSA report, he also shared this DropBox with a couple of friends, so that ‘if anything happens to me it’s not going to solve your problems,’” he added. “WikiLeaks got access before he was killed.”
Attempts to contact Aaron Rich for comment have been unsuccessful. Northrump Grumman did not return a request for comment as of press time.
Join the conversation!
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.
Horowitz Drops Hint That A ‘Grand Jury’ Trial Could Be Coming
Inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed Monday that some of the information in his IG report consisted of “Grand Jury” material, thus hinting that some kind of grand jury is involved in analyzing either the Hillary Clinton email scandal or the conduct of FBI officials under James Comey.
Undercover Huber came up with this bombshell catch on Twitter, which is already giving patriots hope that the IG report will not be the end of this process, but that more serious investigations and potentially criminal charges could be coming.
HUGE: @JusticeOIG Horowitz says that as part of the review process for his report, "Grand Jury" materials had to be cleared for release to use in his report
No Clinton witness spoke with the MYE Grand Jury
**That suggests Huber does have a Grand Jury empanelled**#IGHearing
— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) June 18, 2018
In fact, the FBI — Comey’s old Bureau — made the referral for an investigation to the IG’s office, inspector general Michael Horowitz told Congress Monday.
“We received a referral on that from the FBI. We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete, consistent with the law and rules that are, a report that’s consistent and takes those into account,” Horowitz said in his testimony.
Many people forgot that Comey is under investigation for his leaking. Comey has gone on to a book tour and a post teaching “ethical leadership” at William and Mary.
Rudy Calls For Special Prosecutor To Investigate Mueller
President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani is calling for an investigation into Robert Mueller, the special counsel trying to find obstruction of justice against Trump in the Russia case. No Russian collusion has been found, and it has been determined that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign by using phony Russia-themed set-ups.
Giuliani is not taking this lying down.
“We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated,” Giuliani said in an interview on CNN.
“We want to see if we can have the investigation and special counsel declared illegal and unauthorized,” Giuliani said in a separate interview.
Giuliani is clearly going on offense to try to get this thing wrapped up, while Mueller tries to hang on until September 1 to try to find obstruction of justice. Rudy also said that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen will not flip on Trump as Cohen is being investigated himself for undefined reasons, with his office being raided by the FBI first thing in the morning.
“I checked into this last night. It’s not so. He’s not cooperating. Nor do we care because the president did nothing wrong. We’re very comfortable that if he cooperates there’s nothing he can cooperate about when it comes to President Trump,” Giuliani said.
REPORT: Raj Shah Leaked Fake Story That Sarah Sanders Is On Her Way Out
Deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah, as expected, is making a power play to get his boss Sarah Sanders’ job as Press Secretary, according to multiple inside sources.
Shah, a former Republican National Committee staffer, is known for marginalizing the independent media in press-related matters, instead favoring the corporate mainstream press.
Mike Cernovich reports on Shah’s alleged duplicity:
Raj Shah leaked that story about Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaving the WH to drive a wedge between her and POTUS, so he could hopefully get her spot.
Raj thought by including himself in the article, it'd throw people off the trail.
My WH sources all laughing about this.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) June 14, 2018
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 14, 2018
Raj Shah is an ardent NeverTrumper who was the subject of a masterful Olivia Nuzzi piece in New York magazine exposing him for calling Trump “deplorable.” The piece included a vociferous defense of Shah from Hope Hicks, the former right-hand day-to-day woman for President Trump.
Dated December 15, 2015, at 12:09 p.m., the email — the subject line was “Dawg” — contains a 2008 CNN transcript in which Trump speaks positively of then-president-elect Barack Obama and describes his decision to make Hillary Clinton secretary of State “a great appointment.” Shah asked for footage of the interview — “Can we see if we’ve got?” — while telling Hemming to be cautious not to use an official RNC email while discussing the topic. “Nothing on GOP mail,” he wrote.
Hemming quickly replied to Shah that he would look into the matter. At 1:04 p.m., he said, “Yep we have it on DVD. Let me know what you want me to do with it.” At 2:21 p.m., he sent him the clip. “Tks man!” Shah replied.
Three days later, on December 18, the seven-year anniversary of the CNN interview, the Jeb Bush campaign released a 15-second ad titled “Happy Anniversary, Donald!” It featured precisely the clip that Shah requested.
Meet The Restaurant Owners Who Kicked Out Sarah Sanders
President Donald J. Trump’s press secretary was thrown out of a Virginia restaurant because she works for the Trump administration....
Revealed: Identities of FBI “Agent 5” and “Agent 2” From IG Report
First reported by Daily Mail, the identities of two anti-Trump FBI Agents who are identified using only numbers in the recently released...
Pro-Trump Republican Who Defeated Sanford Hit By Oncoming Car On Highway 17
A lawmaker who recently defeated incumbent South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford in a Republican congressional primary earlier this month is...
Massive Manhunt Underway for PA Man who Threatened Trump
Several law enforcement bodies are searching for a Schuylkill County, PA man who is described as a “clear and present danger”...
Some in The GOP, ‘Led’ By Paul Ryan, Have Already Forfeited The Border Fight
On today’s episode: The illegal immigration debate & the cowards, led by Paul Ryan, who’ve already forfeited the fight The...