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Did Seth Rich Contact Wikileaks Before Mystery Murder?

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Slain Democratic staffer Seth Rich contacted Wikileaks before he was mysteriously gunned down near his Washington D.C. home last summer, a private investigator revealed.

Rob Wheeler, a sleuth hired by Rich’s grieving family, suggested to Fox News that the baffling murder was not a botched robbery as police have claimed.

“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” Wheeler told Fox. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the D.C. police or FBI headquarters.”

A federal investigator said an FBI probe of Rich’s computer in the days after the July 10 slaying revealed that Rich was in contact with Wikileaks.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News.

The report raises big new questions about the unsolved murder of Rich, who was working on expanding voting rights and was planning to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign when he was gunned down.

His family has denounced conspiracy theories about the murder, whichi they apparently believe was a street crime in his gentrifying neighborhood.


Dave Goldiner

Dave Goldiner

Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner

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