Many say the details surrounding the mysterious death of Democrat National Committee staffer Seth Rich just don’t make any sense and now one of the murder victim’s Republican friends is offering a $100,000 reward for information about the political operative’s death.
Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman of Burkman & Associates just offered the big payoff in hopes that someone will come forward to explain what really happened in the July 10 shooting death of DNC staffer Rich, according to The Hill newspaper.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 15, 2016
“There are too many dimensions to the tragedy and none seem to make any sense. I hope the $100,000 in additional money will finally get to the truth of what happened here and will either debunk the conspiracy theories or validate them,” Burkman said in his statement on the reward.
“But for the sake of Mr. Rich’s parents, family, friends, co-workers and the D.C. community at large, the murder needs to be solved and those responsible held accountable,” Burkman added.
Mr. Rich had been working to expose fraud in Washington and the rumor mill has claimed that he was just one more victim of the Clinton machine. Others assumed Rich was working with the whistleblower site Wikileaks to expose corruption and he was killed for that reason.
The Democrat staffer was shot multiple times early on July 10 while out walking in his northwest D.C. neighborhood. Police said it was a robbery gone wrong, but few are satisfied with the explanation.
Burkman isn’t the only person offering a reward for information about the murder. The police have also floated a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction of the killer.
But whistleblower site Wikileaks has also offered a $20,000 reward for info on the shooting. When Wikileaks stepped in, it brought many to wonder if it was Seth Rich who was the one who leaked all the Democrat insider emails that caused the Party so much trouble earlier this year.
“We’re very interested in anything that might be a threat to alleged WikiLeak sources,” Wikileaks front man Julian Assange told Megyn Kelly in August. “We’re not saying that Seth Rich’s death necessarily is connected to our publication. That’s something that has to be established. But if there’s any question about a source of WikiLeaks being threatened, then people can be assured that this organization will go after anyone who may have been involved in some kind of attempt to coerce or possibly, in this case, kill a potential source.”
Assange, though, would not confirm that Mr. Rich was the DNC email leaker saying, “If there’s someone who’s potentially connected to our publication, and that person has been murdered in suspicious circumstances, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the two are connected. But it is a very serious matter … That type of allegation is very serious, and it’s taken very seriously by us.”
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