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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:00 PM

GOP lobbyist: Russia murdered DNC data analyst to cover up pro-Donald Trump hacking

Not a mainstream source. Scary if true.
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Back on July 10 of last year, during the height of the 2016 election, Democratic National Committee data analyst Seth Rich was shot dead while walking alone in his neighborhood. Twelve days later, Russian-backed WikiLeaks released a number of emails it had hacked and stolen from the Democratic National Committee, harming Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump. And now a Republican lobbyist claims to have uncovered evidence that Russia murdered Rich in order to cover up its DNC hacking.

Jack Burkman, a GOP lobbyist, now claims heís found digital evidence that Seth Rich had discovered Russia was behind the DNC hack, which he believes provides motive for Richís murder. The timeframe fits. The leaked emails were released on July 22nd, suggesting that the hacking itself took place sometime not long before Rich died. And his death has made no sense, as his wallet and other valuable items were left in plain sight on his person, suggesting it wasnít a robbery.

So how credible is Jack Burkman? Heís not yet revealing what the specific evidence is. And heís given an exclusive interview about the revelation to a tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mail in London, which isnít the best of signs. Then again, the British press have been in some cases more willing to report on legitimate aspects of the Trump-Russia scandal than their U.S. counterparts. The Washington Post published a largely fruitless investigation into Richís death six weeks ago, but the storyline has since tapered off.

On the other hand, Burkman is an extremely conservative Republican operative, and he has no ideological reason to want to solve the murder of a Democratic National Committee employee. Heís offering a six figure reward for additional evidence that leads to the identity and conviction of Seth Richís killer.

http://www.palmerreport.com/news/republican-lobbyist-claims-russia-murdered-dnc-data-analyst-seth-rich-cover-hacking/1719/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:03 PM

1. Wasn't there a couple of DU posters saying this was about nothing? In light of Benedict Donald's...

... connections with Russia this IS big news.

Not some made up Benghazi shit either

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:05 PM

2. I hate the Orange Man with a passion.

I believe the Russians were in contact with the Trump campaign. There contact help swing the election.

He is not a legitimate president

But since is not a mainstream source I am skeptical of a story like this. I would like to see some information.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:10 PM

3. That's the guy who some

accused Hillary of murdering. It was called a robbery but his wallet, credit cards and watch hadn't been taken.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:11 PM

4. Hillary had him killed

That was the big conspiracy theory going around the RWNJs before the election. Interesting if it was the other way.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:15 PM

5. There seems to be a lot of people dying

Who have Trump-Putin connections.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:15 PM

6. wikipedia page for those (like me) who are just now hearing about this murder

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:18 PM

7. Snopes notes lots of false info has been circulated about this

Doesn't address the OP report, but cites similar conspiracy theories. This is one of multiple reports on this at Snopes:

Seth Rich Homicide
A conspiracy site latched on to the tragic murder of young DNC staffer Seth Rich to spread false information about his killing.

http://www.snopes.com/seth-conrad-rich/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:43 PM

8. could be a deliberately bogus plant, to distract from and discredit the true russian connection. nt

 

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Response to TheFrenchRazor (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:55 PM

10. More likely it's part of the whole scheme. People have dropped dead in New York, Russia and a...

couple of other countries ó all tracing back to Russia.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:52 PM

9. the palmer report has been coming up with very interesting info on the russian stuff

and usually sources his/her info.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 03:28 PM

11. Interesting info, yes but...

Palmer still interjecting a little too much of his own opinion and/or analysis in some of his news articles. Don't get me wrong. I visit his site for breaking news every day, but if I don't find validation somewhere [or anywhere] from other sources, I consider his information to be plausible, but not necessarily factual, at least not at first read.

It's a great site to start your investigative research, though. And he has proven to be a lot more credible than when he first started his blog. He sure scoops a lot of breaking news--sort of how Raw Story used to be a decade ago.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 04:15 PM

12. One thing for sure...

This is a developing story to watch. But, like others have posted, I have my suspicions about the trustworthiness of Jack Burkman.

Supposedly a "family values" republican whose name turned up in the DC Madam's phone database. Was known to be anti-Trump, but ended up fundraising for Trump's campaign.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Jack_Burkman

I don't "get" his motivation behind the $100k reward for credible leads in DNC data analyst Seth Rich's murder. That's 4x more than the DC police reward and 3x more than Wikileak's strange reward. A republican do-gooder decoy? A Russian operative himself, trying to silence anyone with bonafide leads to the facts?

And why would a retired Vietnam Nam-era intelligence operative seek Burkman out with sensitive info about the Russians except to collect the $100k reward? How would he even be privy to information THAT threatening to national security and deeply sensitive? Wouldn't his sense of duty to country have motivated him to contact US Intelligence or communicate with his retired intelligence buddies that still had ties to intelligence contacts currently on the job?

Anyway, enquiring minds want to know...

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