Slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich reportedly provided Wikileaks the exact same number of DNC emails that Wikileaks ended up publishing in its historic July 2016 release.
Fox 5 DC’s original report naming Rich as the Wikileaks source reported that Rich handed over “more than 44,000 emails” to Wikileaks.
Now, on its index page for the DNC emails, Wikileaks includes a note at the top stating that the group published exactly 44,053 emails. Wikileaks states (emphasis added):
“Starting on Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks released over 2 publications 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee — part one of our new Hillary Leaks series. The leaks come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC…”
Seth Rich’s role as the Wikileaks source proves that the Russians did not hack the DNC. That false claim has provided the basis for the entire “Russian collusion” narrative that senators and the mainstream media have been pushing for months.
Wikileaks, which has a policy of not outing sources — alive or dead — is sending strong signals regarding Seth Rich.
Big League Politics Senior Reporter Cassandra Fairbanks reported that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh said in an audiotaped conversation that Rich was the Wikileaks source. Hersh said that Rich leaked “juicy” DNC emails to Wikileaks, according to an FBI document that Hersh saw. That audiotape has been widely disseminated in alternative media, but the Mainstream Media is blacking out any coverage of the tape.
Wikileaks tweeted out the tape following publication of our report.
Wikileaks also tweeted out a video of Seymour Hersh with deceased Wikileaks operative Gavin Macfayden, who reportedly coordinated Rich’s leak of the DNC emails.
Sy Hersh and Gavin Macfadyen in Berlin, March 2016. https://t.co/FxPDo9iRAb
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 3, 2017
Malia Zimmerman’s FoxNews.com article — which was pulled off the website with no clear reasoning — identified Rich as Wikileaks’ source, citing a federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report. Zimmerman reported that the FBI dropped the case, despite holding evidence showing that Rich leaked the emails.