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1) Tonight was the #SuperBowl and earlier people were talking about #SethRich.

Nothing really new here, just a thread because I am thinking about this.

Monday it's off to the races.
2) The first few tweets will be bookmarks.

--> This is an important chronology that Diana West put together.
3) @fox5dc SR "murder timeline" - very good video clip/walkthrough.

4) "What Does It Mean" column

5) George Webb Alpha Jalloh theory as explained by DeFango
6) Alpha Jalloh 2, possible connection to Awan? possible connection to DWS?
8) Another "What Does It Mean"
10) America First Media post (@RealMattCouch nonstop investigated this)

11) Mainstream media emphasis on attacking news stories about the conspiracy theories surrounding Rich's death. Example:
12) Washington Times' retraction story washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/…
13) Discussions abound but basically it's not hard to find odd inconsistencies in this story.

14) I don't know, do we have all night to go round and round about this?
15) It seems the main problem is the unwillingness of anyone official to really pursue this investigation.
16) Just on the face of it, it never made sense.

He's walking around in the wee hours of the morning, talking to his girlfriend, and some robbers shoot him without taking anything?
17) He's alive after being shot, and he gets to the hospital, and he still doesn't realize he's been shot?

And then he's dead?
18) His anguished parents call out for help investigating this, and then they're upset that people are investigating?
19) Probably the best use of our time, given the voluminous nature of the facts already out there, is just to list some concrete oddities, some things that don't add up, just to demonstrate that a true and open investigation is severely and sincerely called for.
20) Not that an investigation needs justifying, but the fact that the mainstream media spent most of its time trying to debunk independent reporting on a matter of such high interest and relevance -- suggests that they did not want any reporting at all to take place.
21) I am reminded of that movie about Gary Webb, whose reporting on drug trafficking into poor neighborhoods was at first considered important and even heroic...and then they went to great pains to discredit him, and then he ended up dead.
22) OK let's grab some stuff from the bookmarked sources above.
23) (Just throwing in here the theory that SR is actually not dead. I share this view.)
25) Of course if you think about it, the concept that SR is alive is actually astounding. Either he knew a fake attack was coming, or he suffered a real attack that was intercepted.

Hard to articulate a conspiracy theory this complicated, but it could explain some things.
26) Let's also note: "The Department of Justice is refusing to release any records related to the murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, according to a lawyer who has been investigating the unsolved case." (05/16/2018)

27) "But that stance by the federal government is an improvement over its previous refusal even to look for records, says the lawyer, Ty Clevenger."
28) "Clevenger wrote on his blog, LawFlog, he received the news Wednesday in a letter from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys."

29) This is their denial letter.
30) "The same office originally refused to even search for records related to Seth Rich, but it was overruled on October 2, 2017 after I appealed to DOJ’s Office of Information Policy. Six months later, they’re still refusing to release anything."
31) "I have already filed suit against the FBI and DOJ to force the agencies to release records...exemptions have limits, and not everything should be protected by FOIA." - Clevenger
32) "I expect to show, for example, that the FBI lied by claiming that it has no records related to Seth Rich."
33) "My sources tell me that the FBI assisted D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department in hacking some of Mr. Rich’s electronic devices, yet the FBI has refused to even search for records at its Washington Field Office, where the records would be kept."

excuse me?
34) Yes, you heard that right. Lawyer is saying he has sources saying FBI hacked Rich's devices.

Clevenger: "Why does it matter whether the FBI was involved? Because the FBI usually does not investigate a 'botched street robbery,' as DC officials have described the incident."
35)" One of the exemptions cited by DOJ particularly intrigues me: “inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency.” I’ll be asking for those records during discovery."
36) So you can see how this is getting very weird, very fast.
37) Just logically - nobody "botches" a street robbery when it's 4 a.m. and the victim is unaware, on a cellphone, and the robber has a firearm.
38) Also DC is covered in surveillance cameras and surveillance towers so come on x 2.
39) "He was shot twice in the back, and his wallet, credit cards, watch and phone were left in his possession. Still, the Metropolitan Police Department has described it as a 'botched robbery.'”

40) Rich was aware and awake when he reached the hospital.

How do we know this?
41) "'They were very surprised he didn’t make it,' Aaron said emergency responders told him, according to the Washington Post. “He was very aware, very talkative. Yep, that was 100 percent my brother.”


42) But if this was just a "botched robbery," why wouldn't the EMS officials even state what hospital Rich had been taken to? (They did say he was alive in the ambulance.)
43) “We transported the patient, Priority 1, to a nearby hospital. All further information regarding this ongoing investigation should be referred to the Metropolitan Police Department.” - EMS’ public information officer Vito Maggiolo

44) This is Seth's brother Aaron, thanking the EMS team. He is clearly very stressed out and trying to look normal.
45) Police report: "CIC reports the sound of gunshots at 2134 Flagler Pl. NW. Upon arriving to the scene, the decedent was laying in the Southwest corner of the intersection of W. St. and Flagler Pl. NW."
46) "The decedent was conscious and breathing with apparent gunshot wound(s) to the back. The decedent was transported to local area hospital and was pronounced dead by attending physician at 0557 hours."
47) Why is the police report called a "public narrative?"
48) Why did MedStar call security when WND contacted them for an interview?

{When WND sought an interview with hospital officials and a media representatives of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, administrators refused to answer questions and instead summoned security guards."
49) There is no public evidence that any autopsy was done.
50) Multiple side investigations have been done, including a project by students at George Washington University which resulted in a surveillance camera being given to police.

51) @RealMattCouch's America First Media claims SR is dead and an autopsy was done.
52) "After locating and speaking to the medical examiner who performed the actual autopsy on Seth, we were at least able to put to rest, at least for ourselves, any questions or theories speculating he might still be alive somewhere."

53) Either way, it's clear this wasn't a "botched robbery," so why are the police sticking with that story?

More logically, whoever shot Rich was following him, looking for him.
54) Another odd thing is the NBC News story denying that Rich was the source of the Wikileaks dump which came out after his death.

Look at their phrasing.

55) NBC News, citing unnamed current and former law enforcement officials, reported that the D.C. police had examined Rich’s laptop and found it "never contained any e-mails related to WikiLeaks and the FBI never had it."


56) The ACTUAL theory going around was that SR downloaded the emails onto a thumb drive, NOT HIS LAPTOP.

From the thumb drive where did they go?

57) Someone claimed that the men who attacked SR stole the thumb drive.

"Seth Rich went in and grabbed a bunch of emails."

Burkman: "One is DEA, one is ATF, correct?"

Caller: "Yes." "They were bragging about it."

(We have no proof of this.)

58) "When he grabbed that many, they assumed there was an investigation."
59) Burkman: "Why would he have the thumb drive on him?"

Caller: "He always had it with him." "Physical confrontation to get it quickly."
60) Caller: "There were 3 people involved"

Burkman: "DEA guy, ATF guy, who was the third?"

Caller: "Agent, friend of theirs (?)"
61) Burkman asks more questions, drilling down.

Again it's hard to know if this caller is for real.
62) But here we have a theory that is starting to make sense.

It wasn't a botched robbery. The assailants wanted something BESIDES $ - they wanted DATA.

But if Rich had accessed the emails, he'd probably already uploaded them wherever he wanted them to go.
63) I still don't know why Rich would have decided to access the DNC emails, or release them.
64) Before letting this go, I just want to call attention to Diana West's first entry in her chronology.
65) West writes: "6/14/2016: WaPo reports 'Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the DNC.'"

"On what did the paper base this claim? The Post cites 'committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.'"

66) The problem with this story is that the government did not investigate the DNC servers.

Rather, the DNC had its OWN "experts" look into the break-in, and THEY concluded it was Russia.

67) This is the SAME DNC that colluded with Hillary Clinton to pay a law firm (Perkins-Coie) to pay an opposition research company (Fusion GPS) that was connected to DOJ (Nellie Ohr/Bruce Ohr) to make up an unverified "dossier" that was used to justify a FISA spy effort vs. Trump

SETH RICH WAS ONE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
69) I mean, what part of what I just said is a conspiracy theory?

Tell me.

70) According to NBC News, 4 people breached Clinton voter data held by the DNC sometime in 2015.

71) "Earlier Friday, in an interview with MSNBC’s Tamron Hall, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the allegation is that the Sanders staffer or staffers accessed the Clinton campaign’s voter-file information, exported it and downloaded it."
72) This is 2015 video of Seth Rich standing up and asking a question of the Election Commission on Ballot Integrity.

"Seth Rich, with the DNC.
I think several of you have spoken about provisional ballots and rejected ballots.
I guess we've looked at--"

73) "--as an outside practitioner, with a vested interest in training our voters, how do we get better access to data that tells us why ballots are rejected, why ballots are cast as provisional, so that we can analyze that and then develop better training guides?"
74) You can see in the video that Rich is nervous. Sweating. He trips over his words.
75) What is a voter file?

"name, address, phone number, race and ethnicity, gender, party registration, and most importantly vote history"

76) Putting two and two together, one might guess that Rich had learned something about Clinton's information by accessing it when he shouldn't have.

This is only a theory.
77) This theory does not account for the Wikileaks dump of John Podesta's emails, which a hacker accessed through a fake email from Google that a staffer mistakenly said was "legitimate" instead of "illegitimate."

78) This theory does not explain why and how a mainstream newspaper accepted the idea that "Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee" when the guilty party was identified by D researchers themselves.

79) The story isn't hanging together. Did Rich get into the DNC data at all?

Did he access voter data in 2015?

Servers in 2016?

No proof of anything.

80) But one name in the story stands out. Michael Sussman.

Per the Washington Post, when the April breach was discovered, DNC exec Amy Dacey called Michael Sussman at Perkins Coie, who called CrowdStrike.
81) This is the SAME Michael Sussman who was BENT on showing that @POTUS was in the pocket of Russia.

82) "The sources said Baker identified lawyer Michael Sussman, a former DOJ lawyer, as the Perkins Coie attorney who reached out to him and said the firm gave him documents and a THUMB DRIVE related to Russian interference in the election, hacking and possible Trump connections."
83) Reconcile this.

1. DNC won't take FBI's help, but instead calls Sussman who calls "experts" which jump to the "Russians did it" conclusion.

2. This same Sussman takes Dem sponsored oppo research to the FBI on a thumb drive, and says Trump in bed with Russia.

84) It seems to me entirely possible that the FBI recovered a thumb drive from Seth Rich's person, and investigated the thumb drive to see what was on it.

Because the DNC wouldn't let them anywhere near their server.
85) Even @POTUS wondered aloud at this.

86) My guess is that it wasn't Seth Rich who accessed the DNC's emails, nor was it Russia.

I think it was a White Hat hacker, not someone authorized by the Trump campaign.

Not with Trump awareness.

If the person was a White Hat, they wouldn't want to compromise Trump.
87) My guess is that the FBI couldn't figure out who it was.
88) My guess is that Seth Rich, who had always displayed a genuine desire to help -- somehow figured out that the DNC was pushing Hillary, that the game was rigged, and rigged against Bernie.

89) My guess is that Rich was tormented for awhile, and he couldn't get it out of his mind.

That he was one of the people who saw the voter list, and that was why someone was tailing him, because they didn't know what he would do.
90) My guess is that Seth Rich is not dead.

That some White Hat figured out that he was in trouble, and they got him out of the hospital AS THOUGH he had actually passed away.
91) My guess is that his immediate family knows he is alive, but doesn't know where he is or anything else about him.

My guess is that someone told them, to spare them the anguish of grieving.

And my guess is also that @POTUS knows.
92) This would explain why nobody wants an investigation.

Not the Democrats, because it is embarrassing.

And not @POTUS or the White Hats, because it would compromise his safety.
93) There are things in life we can say,
and there are things in life we can never say.

A true White Hat knows the difference.
94) Good night.


Rest well.
95) I think Seth Rich is okay.

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