Kim Dotcom, internet mogul and founder of MegaUploads issued his official statement on Seth Rich today. Dotcom had stated prior publicly that WikiLeaks possessed damaging information on Clinton before any leaks had dropped, and claimed to have known murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich had been the source of the leaks.
Although some may see Dotcom’s statement as a let-down, and others will claim it’s ‘fake’ news. But the truth is Seth Rich was a 27-year-old DNC staffer who worked as a Voter Expansion Data Director and discovered through the DNC data, Hillary was stealing the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders. Rich was upset about the DNC conspiring to hurt Bernie Sanders and help Hillary Clinton win the nomination, so he shared some of this data about the DNC rigging elections with WikiLeaks. Shortly thereafter, he was murdered – shot in the back on July 10, 2016.
H/T Zero Hedge:
For those who missed it, here is some background on the lead up to today’s Kim Dotcom announcement:
Last week, Fox News dropped a bombshell report officially confirming, via anonymous FBI sources, what many had suspected for quite some time, that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the WikiLeaks source for leaks which proved that the DNC was intentionally undermining the campaign of Bernie Sanders. In addition to exposing the corruption of the DNC, the leaks cost Debbie Wasserman Shcultz her job as Chairwoman.
Of course, if it’s true that WikiLeaks’ emails came from a DNC insider it would end the “Russian hacking” narrative that has been perpetuated by Democrats and the mainstream media for the past several months. Moreover, it would corroborate the one confirmation that Julian Assange has offered regarding his source, namely that it was “not a state actor.”
Meanwhile, the plot thickened a little more over the weekend when Kim Dotcom confirmed via Twitter that he was working with Seth Rich to get leaked emails to WikiLeaks.
Here was Kim Dotcom’s statement:
I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WAS INVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK.
I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.
Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.
I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.
“He wanted to change that from the inside.”
I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.
The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.
I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.
If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.
In addition, on May 23rd, Kim Dotcom posted on Twitter:
DNC spin: Here’s what I actually said about the Warner Bros email that was >anonymously< leaked to the NZ Herald. Aaron Rich is simply wrong
His nickname was Panda
Of course, Sean Hannity on Friday reached out to Dotcom through Twitter and has taken a beating since then. Here’s his posts since then on Twitter:
Sean Hannity Retweeted Kim Dotcom
Congress, investigate Seth Rich Murder!
@JulianAssange made comments u need to listen to! If Seth was wiki source, no Trump/Russia collusion
In Seth Rich case, the Hillary gang had 1. Motive 2. Opportunity and 3. Rich is dead–no wonder the media says it’s “not a story”
There is no Russia collusion / hacking
…and therein lies the REAL story doesn’t it? Without Seth Rich, there is no hacking story! There is no Russian collusion story. There is no one to blame Clinton’s presidential election loss on…except Hillary herself!
Let’s hope President Trump’s recently appointed special prosecutor, Bob Mueller, helps to solve the murder of Seth Rich. #Pandas4Bernie
All Seth Rich wanted to do was make a difference. Now, if we could just get people to listen to it.