from Bill Still
Good evening, I’m still reporting on Wikileaks and the Clintons.
Julian Assange – founder of Wikileaks recently insisted that Russian hackers were not the ones responsible for the leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and voicemails.
However according to the Christian Times newspaper earlier today, Assange reportedly told a Dutch TV station known as Nieuwsuur – or NOS – that the source of the leak was 27-year-old Seth Rich who was found shot in the back multiple times on July 10th, about a block from his home 2 miles directly north of the U.S. Capitol building.
In recent weeks the leaks caused the resignation of top Democratic party officials, including Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
After Rich’s murder, Assange offered a $20,000 reward for anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator in the case.
Rich was apparently walking home from work late on early Sunday morning about 04:20 am when gunshots rang out.
Police who were patrolling in the area overheard the shots and minutes later discovered Rich still conscious and breathing in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of DC. He died an hour later in the hospital.
The killer did not take Rich’s wallet or cell phone.
The death still remains a mystery and DC police initially put up a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, but later raised that to $50,000, apparently not including the $20,000 offered by Assange.
Rich was beloved by all his colleague at the DNC and was definitely in a position to take the emails and forward them to Assange. Rich had worked at the DNC for two years as the voter expansion data director.
After our first story came out, SR 1070 on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, IT professionals contacted this reporter and unanimously said that late Saturday night/Sunday morning is the most likely time for a person to breach a data system to copy material.
At this hour there has been no confirmation by the NOS station that Assange admitted later in the video-taped interview that Rich was the source of the leaks. However in the 5-min section of the interview that has been released, the interviewer grilled Assange ferociously as he tried to get him to admit that the source of the leak was the Russian government.
I will publish that video interview in my next report in its totality so that this report remains out of any potential copyright trouble.
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.