The Democrats, their media lackeys along with pressure groups have gone into panic mode over a story that alleges that Seth Rich provided DNC emails to WikiLeaks and may have been murdered as a result.
Dems and the media were triggered over a Fox News story that a private detective had claimed to have discovered proof that the doomed DNC employee was the one who leaked the emails.
This would be absolutely huge because a leak is not a hack and nine months of propaganda would be debunked as well as the complicit media exposed as willing accomplices.
Efforts to derail the Rich story quickly intensified.
The Washington Post blasted former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich over daring to go there. Fox’s Sean Hannity – who has been the only one asking the serious questions – was wildly attacked over his coverage of the Rich murder and alleged cover-up.
This drove the George Soros-David Brock attack dog Media Matters to mount a drive to get Hannity’s advertisers to drop their support of the longtime Fox News host. It was the latest example of how fascist tactics and economic terrorism have become key tools in the left’s war on the truth.
Fox News – which has now been neutered by the sons of Rupert Murdoch – caved and retracted the original story on Rich and Wikileaks while liberals crowed about the number of advertisers pulling their support from Hannity.
As of this writing, speculation is swirling over Hannity’s “vacation” from the network over the long Memorial Day weekend and whether he will also be run out on a rail just as Bill O’Reilly was.
Needless to say, the Seth Rich murder case is pure political dynamite with the potential to take down a considerable portion of the Democratic Party IF it leads to an investigation of the DNC itself and its pre-election activity.
Whether or not Seth Rich was the leaker is unknown but the furious pushback on this story indicates that it scares the living hell out of Democrats.
The real fear in this humble author’s opinion is any independent scrutiny into the DNC and the role of the organization in promoting the bogus Russian election hacking narrative.
Journalist Mark Ames wrote an interesting piece back in December after the Washington Post’s promotion of the PropOrNot blacklist of 200 + independent media sites and theorized that the genesis of the Russian fable came from a Ukrainian DNC operative. Ames is hardly a fan of Putin, he had to flee Russia after the government’s goons shut him down.
I excerpt the following from “Site Behind Washington Post’s McCarthyite Blacklist Appears To Be Linked to Ukrainian Fascists and CIA Spies”:
One of the key media sources who blamed the DNC hacks on Russia, ramping up fears of crypto-Putinist infiltration, is a Ukrainian-American lobbyist working for the DNC. She is Alexandra Chalupa–described as the head of the Democratic National Committee’s opposition research on Russia and on Trump, and founder and president of the Ukrainian lobby group “US United With Ukraine Coalition”, which lobbied hard to pass a 2014 bill increasing loans and military aid to Ukraine, imposing sanctions on Russians, and tightly aligning US and Ukraine geostrategic interests.
In October of this year, Yahoo News named Chalupa one of “16 People Who Shaped the 2016 Election” for her role in pinning the DNC leaks on Russian hackers, and for making the case that the Trump campaign was under Kremlin control. “As a Democratic Party consultant and proud Ukrainian-American, Alexandra Chalupa was outraged last spring when Donald Trump named Paul Manafort as his campaign manager,” the Yahoo profile began. “As she saw it, Manafort was a key figure in advancing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s agenda inside her ancestral homeland — and she was determined to expose it.”
Chalupa worked with veteran reporter Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News to publicize her opposition research on Trump, Russia and Paul Manafort, as well as her many Ukrainian sources. In one leaked DNC email earlier this year, Chalupa boasts to DNC Communications Director Luis Miranda that she brought Isikoff to a US-government sponsored Washington event featuring 68 Ukrainian journalists, where Chalupa was invited “to speak specifically about Paul Manafort.” In turn, Isikoff named her as the key inside source “proving” that the Russians were behind the hacks, and that Trump’s campaign was under the spell of Kremlin spies and sorcerers.
Meanwhile, Chalupa’s Twitter feed went wild accusing Trump of treason–a crime that carries the death penalty. Along with well over 100 tweets hashtagged #TreasonousTrump Chalupa repeatedly asked powerful government officials and bodies like the Department of Justice to investigate Trump for the capital crime of treason. In the weeks since the election, Chalupa has repeatedly accused both the Trump campaign and Russia of rigging the elections, demanding further investigations. According to The Guardian, Chalupa recently sent a report to Congress proving Russian hacked into the vote count, hoping to initiate a Congressional investigation. In an interview with Gothamist, Chalupa described alleged Russian interference in the election result as “an act of war.”
Think about that, a Ukrainian DNC insider was spoon-feeding Trump-Russia propaganda directly to an establishment friendly reporter who then wrote many of the stories that launched the Trump as Kremlin puppet narrative.
There may indeed have been foreign meddling with the election but it was quite possibly being done by the Democrats and their Ukrainian allies. This connection has not once been pointed out by a major media outlet which has spent months promoting the witch hunt against Trump. This would seem to be a very pertinent detail as to where the genesis of the narrative originated.
Despite the DNC being the incubator it didn’t become the official excuse for Hillary losing the election until right after that crushing defeat.
In the new book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign the authors write that John Podesta and Robby Mook decided that they would hype the Russian hack per the following excerpt:
In other calls with advisers and political surrogates in the days after the election, Hillary declined to take responsibility for her own loss. “She’s not being particularly self-reflective,” said one longtime ally who was on calls with her shortly after the election. Instead, Hillary kept pointing her finger at Comey and Russia. “She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,” this person said.
That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.
While the political sleazebags Mook and Podesta may have settled on blaming the Russians, the story had already been established at the DNC months earlier.
In addition to this Ukrainian operative, there is also the curious question of why James Comey’s FBI did not examine the servers that were allegedly hacked by the Russians.
Perhaps they were too busy building a parallel construction case against Trump based the now discredited dirty “PeeGate” dossier provided to the feds by former Brit spook Christopher Steele.
A dossier that to this day continues to be treated as gospel by many in the media and the Hillary dead-enders in Congress and elsewhere. Chief Democrat inquisitor Adam Schiff made it a critical piece of the circumstantial case that he was building in his opening statements to the House Intelligence Committee investigation into Trump and the Russians.
Instead the FBI relied solely on the word of the cyber security firm CrowdStrike that worked for the DNC and founded by an anti-Russian activist with ties to the Atlantic Council, a pro NATO think tank that is virulently anti-Russian.
Again, why did Comey not insist that the FBI examine the allegedly hacked servers despite his story that DNC denied the bureau access?
That is one mysterious question that continues to go unanswered given the implications for both this country and the rest of the world which would be affected by a war with Russia that seems to have been preordained prior to Trump’s election.
Comey vouched for the firm which since has come under criticism for cooking a report on Russian malware affecting Ukrainian artillery. None other than the Voice of America (hardly a Russian propaganda megaphone) pointed this out in March.
The Voice of America story forced CrowdStrike to have to rewrite a portion of their report on the “Russian” malware. Yet there were no stories in the mainstream media questioning whether the botched report may have also led to shoddy information on the DNC hacking. Again, there was never any sort of an independent review of the servers, the authorities just blindly took the word of the company that was being paid by the DNC which as VOA reported, has a less than perfect record.
That is some more food for thought.
If Seth Rich was indeed the DNC leaker, it would collapse the entire house of cards that Hillary was cheated by Trump and the Russians and raise the possibility that serious crimes have been committed by many members of Congress who have been working tirelessly to overturn the results of a legitimate election.
But it is the potential of an independent investigation of the DNC that may be the cause of the crazed frenzy over the attention to Rich as a murder victim.
There needs to be a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the DNC and perhaps Mr. Comey himself who has a lot of questions to answer regarding his conduct towards both the Clinton and Trump campaigns and his ongoing involvement in what appears to be a Deep State coup to remove Trump from office.
An independent review of the inner working of the DNC is the last thing that the Democrats and media want and they will go to war to stop such a thing from happening.