The Democrat official spokesman for the Seth Rich family, Brad Bauman, vowed to keep “fighting” theories that major Democrats had Rich killed, all the while proving ignorant of key available evidence in the case.
Democratic crisis communications consultant Brad Bauman represents himself in the press as the official Seth Rich family spokesman. His efforts have mostly consisted of attacking people like Newt Gingrich and Kim Dotcom, the former of whom called for the Rich murder to be fully investigated and the latter of whom claims that he will present evidence Tuesday showing that Rich was the source of Wikileaks’ 2016 dump of DNC emails (a theory that has been confirmed by a federal investigator who saw early details on the case).
“I am currently on the phone with the Rich family,” Bauman told Big League Politics when reached by phone, advising me to call him back. Reached several hours later, Bauman said that I caught him at another bad time.
“I’m getting back on the phone with the family in the next two minutes,” Bauman said, but granted me a few questions.
Bauman said that the Rich family got in touch with him through an intermediary.
“The family reached out to me. They had asked two friends of Seth’s if they could recommend somebody who could help them out,” Bauman said.
Asked why he is fighting against potential leads in the case, Bauman was quick to fight.
“Because they’re not leads that’s the reason why,” Bauman said. “I want to get to the bottom of who killed Seth Rich. I want to see [the family] not suffer anymore. Everything that’s being said out there doesn’t have a shred of evidence. Not a shred of evidence that would stand up in a court of law has been provided…[Putting out] hearsay claims then asking us me and the family about it does not rise to the level of what a murder investigation and trial is about, that is why I’m fighting this stuff back.”
Asked if police body camera footage would be released, Bauman fought the existence of such footage.
“Number one, I don’t believe that there are body cameras involved. Do you know that for a fact?,” Bauman said. I told him that the police report showed three officers wearing body cameras when they found an alive and conscious Rich on July 10, 2016.
“Okay, I did not know that,” Bauman said.
Bauman said that a video showing Rich’s parents thanking people on the Internet was not an endorsement of Internet fact-finders, but rather a thank you to people who contributed to the family’s GoFundMe account meant to search for the true killers (it is unclear what the distinction there is, but I didn’t press him on it).
The existence of police body cameras — and other security cameras in the area that could have clearly showed the assailants — seemed to trip Bauman up.
“For folks that are interested in getting to the bottom of what happened, I believe whole-heartedly that the police department should be more forthcoming about what we do and what we do not know,” he said. “I believe that all of what has happened over the last few weeks in terms of news stories and supposition and rumors surrounding this case that it is time for the police to fully acknowledge and explain exactly where the investigation stands and what is known and what is not known about this case.”
Asked if the killers were robbers, presumably young African-American men in the area, Bauman was inconclusive.
“We don’t know. We don’t know, I can’t say that it was young African-American men that’s not right either,” Bauman said.
Bauman is a well-known Democratic crisis communications consultant and former Democratic staffer. He is a co-founder and partner of the firm the Pastorum Group. Fellow co-founder Josh Cohen has written for The Atlantic Council, the George Soros-funded think tank that targets pro-Trump journalists, and fellow co-founder Michelle Coyle Edwards was an executive at Rising Tide, which was a Ready For Hillary client.
Big League Politics has requested police body camera footage from the Metropolitan Police Department, but FOIA guidelines prohibit media from accessing the footage and other FOIA requests are being denied.
In 2010, Bauman identified former President Bill Clinton as “my good friend” in the caption of a Facebook photo.
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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.
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