After Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Conrad Rich was found murdered in Washington, D.C. in early July, Redditors and social media commentators began speculating that Rich was headed to the FBI that fateful morning to spill the beans about the Clinton family and that he was offed to prevent that from happening. Adding fuel to the theory — in addition to the long and bloody trail of people who crossed the Clintons and turned up dead in mysterious circumstances — was the fact that nothing was stolen from Rich and that the police have no idea why he was shot in the back.
On Tuesday, WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on Rich’s murder and, in an interview on Dutch TV, Julian Assange suggested that Rich was the source of the leaked DNC emails that showed Democrat staffers actively working against Bernie Sanders during the primary and almost blew up the Democratic convention.
Assange told the interviewer:
Whistle blowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. As a 27 year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.
When the interviewer suggested the shooting was the result of a robbery, Assange countered:
No. There’s no finding. So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.
Watch the pertinent excerpt from the Assange interview.