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Democratic staffer Seth Rich was found close to death in Washington’s ritzy Bloomingdale neighborhood on the morning of Sunday, July 10. The rising star had worked for the Democratic Party in a variety of roles — and new revelations suggested that Seth had been working with the secret organization Wikileaks, which had released a series of scandalous Hillary emails. Seth's grieving parents had responded to a National ENQUIRER report with a statement condemning attempts to "politicize this horrible tragedy." Now, however, they're also speaking out about Seth's shadowy connections!
A private investigator hired by the Rich family has gone public with claims that there's proof Seth was working with Wikileaks — hidden away on the dead man's laptop! Former police homicide detective Rod Wheeler was hired over fears of a D.C. police cover-up. "The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” he said. “They haven't been cooperating at all.” He added that sources had told him Seth was working with Wikileaks: “Absolutely. Yeah. That's confirmed."
Wheeler told FOX News that both cops and the FBI have also conspired to keep Seth's laptop from his parents: "I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’” The police had originally moved fast to claim that the shooting was a robbery gone wrong. But Seth's father, Joel Rich (pictured), later said: “If it was a robbery, it failed — because he still has his watch, he still has his money."
As earlier reported by The ENQUIRER, Julian Assange — who heads up Wikileaks — had mentioned the death of Seth shortly afterwards in a Dutch radio interview, saying: ""Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. A 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington."
At the time of The ENQUIRER's report, Seth's family sent a statement saying: "Some are attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy...[the family asks] for the public to refrain from pushing unproven and harmful theories about Seth's murder." But now Seth's own family is fighting back against the official story. "I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer," said Wheeler, "which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both!"