In an appearance on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning, Senator Rand Paul floated the possibility that the Democratic National Committee emails were leaked to WikiLeaks by an insider, rather than “the Russians.”
It has long been speculated that murdered DNC data analyst Seth Rich was behind the leaked emails.
When asked by Ainsley Earhardt for his reaction to the news that a lawyer for the Clinton campaign and the DNC had funded the infamous Fusion GPS dossier on Trump, Paul laughed.
“It amazes me for a year the Democrats have been whining, whining, and whining saying they lost because of the Russians. It looks like it’s their subterfuge, their ideas, they’re buying the dossier,” Paul stated.
Paul then went on to bravely mention the “rumors” that the leaked emails came from the Democrats.
“Also, you know there are rumors the leaks that went to Wikileaks from all of Clinton emails came from the Democrats as well. So it’s kind of funny, everything they blamed on Republicans it looks like they were the ones responsible for,” Paul asserted.
In audio files previously released by Big League Politics, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh asserted that Rich had contacted WikiLeaks with sample emails from the leak, claiming to have seen an FBI document that backed up his belief.
“There are no DNC or Podesta emails that exist beyond May 21 or 22, last email from either one of those groups. What the report says is that some time in late Spring… he makes contact with WikiLeaks, that’s in his computer,” Hersh says in the recording. “Anyway, they found what he had done is that he had submitted a series of documents — of emails, of juicy emails, from the DNC.”
Hersh additionally accused the Obama administration of fabricating the Russian hacking narrative, as people like John Brennan and James Clapper have motivation for wanting Hillary Clinton to win the election over Donald Trump.
“Anyways, Wikileaks got access, and before he was killed- I can tell you right now Brennan is an asshole. Uh, I’ve known all these people for years. Clapper is sort of a better guy but not rocket scientist, the NSA guy’s a fucking moron, and they don’t- you know the trouble with all of those guys is that the only way they’re going to make it to a board or two and get hired by (?) and get some fat cat contracts is if Hillary stayed in. With Trump they’re gone, they’re done, they’re going to live on their pension, they’re not going to make it. And I gotta tell you guys, they don’t want to live on their pension, they want to be on boards,” Hersh says. A full transcript of the audio was posted to Reddit by a dedicated user.
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.
Though Assange has infamously expressed interest in Rich, he has always maintained that WikiLeaks will never name a source. WikiLeaks has offered a $20,000 reward for Rich’s murderer however, and has retweeted articles that asserted he was their source without providing any additional comment.