In an interview with a Dutch TV program, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange intimated that a murdered Democrat National Committee staffer was a WikiLeaks informant, leading some to believe that he might have been behind the DNC email leaks.
In the interview with Nieuwsurr published Tuesday, Assange pointed to the shooting death of DNC staffer Seth Rich as part of the “significant risks” WikiLeaks informants take.
“Whistleblowers often take significant efforts to bring us material and often at very significant risks,” Assange said while explaining why his organization didn’t sit on information. “There’s a 27-year-old who works for the DNC and who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the streets in Washington.”
When the host said he believed that was a robbery, Assange replied, “No. There’s no finding. So…I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.”
Indeed, Rich’s father also told KMTV-TV that he didn’t believe that robbery explanation, either.
“If it was a robbery…it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money…he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life,” he said.
“Why make the suggestion about a young guy being shot in the streets of Washington?” The Dutch host asked Assange.
“Because we have to understand how high the stakes are in the United States,” Assange replied. “Our sources face serious risks. That’s why they come to us. So we can protect their anonymity.”
“I think it is a concerning situation,” he added. “There isn’t a conclusion yet. We wouldn’t be willing to state a conclusion. But we are concerned about it. More importantly, a variety of WikiLeaks sources are concerned when that kind of thing happens.”
If WikiLeaks is suggesting that Seth Rich was killed because of his connection the DNC email leak, that could be one of the biggest bombshells in American history. Political murder would be much larger than anything in Watergate.
It is worth noting that the organization has also put its money where its mouth is and offered a $25,000 reward for information regarding Rich’s murder.
Either way, things have gotten even worse for Hillary Clinton and her pals in the DNC.