Seth Rich conspiracy theorists have found a new ally.
Kim Dotcom, a gamer and hacker wanted in the United States for massive copyright infringements, says he intends to publish information proving the claim that slain DNC staffer Seth Rich was the source of Wikileaks email leak which exposed the inner-dealings of the Democratic Party and hampered Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“I knew Seth Rich. I know he was the @Wikileaks source. I was involved,” Kim Dotcom, who is now living in New Zealand, tweeted. He promised to make a statement on Tuesday after consulting with his legal team.
Immediately responding was Fox News star Sean Hannity, who has been the loudest promoter of Seth Rich conspiracy theories in mainstream media. Hannity tweeted back at the hacker, issuing a “public invitation Kim Dotcom to be a guest on radio and TV,” and adding: “#GameChanger Buckle up destroy Trump media. Sheep that u all are!!!”
Kim Dotcom has yet to accept Hannity’s invitation.
Rich’s parents, investigators and sources close to the police and the FBI have all dispelled the claims that Rich’s death had to do with his work at the DNC or with claims that he was behind the party’s email leak.
Hacker Kim Dotcom Joins Seth Rich Conspirators
Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.