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NSA FOIA Response Reveals Seth Rich & Assange/Wikileaks Communications Are Classified

The National Security Agency has responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request concerning direct communications between Seth Rich, a former staffer for the Democratic National Committee, and Julian Assange and/or Wikileaks. The NSA issued a “Glomar Response”, where it chose to neither confirm nor deny the requested information due to its existence or “non-existence” being “properly classified”.

The NSA response reveals that communications between Rich and Assange/Wikileaks are subject to classification laws. Their release will have major national security implications that directly impact US Russia relations, and may facilitate disclosure of suppressed secret space program technologies.

I filed the FOIA request after communicating with Ty Clevenger, Esq., who had on October 10, 2017, filed an FOIA request regarding communications between Rich and Assange, along with many other individuals. In his original FOIA letter to the NSA, Clevenger requested:

All documents, records, or communications referencing or containing communications between Seth Rich and any of the following: Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Kim Dotcom, Aaron Rich, Shawn Lucas, Kelsey Mulka, Imran Awan, Abid Awan, Jamal Awan, Hina Alvi, Rao Abbas, and/or any person or entity outside of the United States. (pdf available here)

The NSA wrote a final response to Clevenger on October 4, 2018:

Your request has been processed under the provisions of the FOIA. Fifteen documents (32 pages) responsive to your request have been reviewed by this Agency as required by the FOIA and have found to be currently and properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. These documents meet the criteria for classification as set forth in Subparagraph (c) of Section 1.4 and remains classified TOP SECRET and SECRET. (pdf available here)

The Clevinger’s FOIA request and the NSA’s response was the subject of an article by Mark McCarty published by Medium.com on April 19, 2019, where he analyzed its consequences for those claiming Rich was the real source of the DNC emails being handed over to Wikileaks. Unfortunately, McCarty’s article was taken down by Medium.com and he was removed as an author from the site in what appears to be a flagrant case of censorship.

I wrote an article on April 25, 2019 commenting on the issues raised in McCarty’s article and NSA’s response to Clevinger’s FOIA request. Of particular interest was what a prominent NSA whistleblower, William Binney, had to say about the NSA’s response:

“Ty Clevenger has FOIAed information from NSA asking for any data that involved both Seth Rich and also Julian Assange.

And they responded by saying we’ve got 15 files, 32 pages, but they’re all classified in accordance with executive order 13526 covering classification, and therefore you can’t have them.

That says that NSA has records of communications between Seth Rich and Julian Assange.  I mean, that’s the only business that NSA is in — copying communications between people and devices.”

In closely examining Clevinger’s request and the NSA’s response, what is left unclear is exactly who Rich was communicating with that the 15 documents (32 pages) were referring to.

This was due to the initial FOIA request by Clevinger being very broad in scope since it asked for multiple individuals that Rich was communicating with in addition to Assange/Wikileaks. Basically, the NSA’s response, as cited above, made it unclear whether the information it had concerned communications between Rich and Assange, or Rich and one of the other named parties.

In order to narrow the scope of the inquiry into Rich’s communications, I filed my own FOIA request to the NSA on April 27, 2019:

I am researching the circumstances surrounding the death of Seth Conrad Rich (“Seth Rich, born January 3, 1968), who was murdered in the District of Columbia on July 10, 2016. I request all documents, records, or correspondence referencing or containing communications between Seth Rich and Julian Assange or Wikileaks.

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I received the following response by the NSA on May 1, 2019.

We have determined that the fact of the existence or non-existence of the materials you request is a currently and properly classified matter in accordance with Executive Order 13526, as set forth in Subparagraph (c) of Section 1.4. Thus, your request is denied pursuant to the first exemption of the FOIA which provides that FOIA does not apply to matters that are specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign relations and are, in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive Order.”

Here is the relevant Section 1.4 referred to by the NSA with emphasis on subparagraph (c):

Sec. 1.4. Classification Categories. Information shall not be considered for classification unless its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause identifiable or describable damage to the national security in accordance with section 1.2 of this order, and it pertains to one or more of the following:

(a) military plans, weapons systems, or operations;
(b) foreign government information;
(c) intelligence activities (including covert action), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology;
(d) foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources;
(e) scientific, technological, or economic matters relating to the national security;
(f) United States Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials or facilities;
(g) vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems, installations, infrastructures, projects, plans, or protection services relating to the national security; or
(h) the development, production, or use of weapons of mass destruction.

The NSA’s response is known as a “Glomar Response”, which is different from a regular denial of a request for official government records as explained by Nate Jones from Unredacted.com:

The Glomar Response is different than a regular FOIA denial—when an agency states that it has the records but that it will not release them.  When an agency replies with a Glomar Response, it refuses even to admit that documents exist; this makes research (and the appeals process) much more difficult.

The NSA’s decision of neither confirming nor denying the existence of direct communications between Rich and Assange/Wikileaks affirms that the NSA is unwilling to directly admit such correspondence exists and makes it difficult for researchers to reach a definitive answer. Nevertheless, what the NSA’s response does reveal is that the alleged communications between Rich and Assange/Wikileaks are a matter of national security.

The NSA response is a startling admission given what has been previously learned about Rich’s role in handing over the DNC emails to Assange and Wikileaks as discussed in my previous article on Rich. Basically, we know that law enforcement sources told journalists Seymour Hersh and Sean Hannity/Fox News that Rich was the source for the DNC party email links.

In addition, Binney was part of a group of former U.S. intelligence officers that wrote a report released on July 24, 2017 explaining why it was impossible for the DNC files to have been downloaded by online hackers, and the most likely explanation was an inside source with direct access to the DNC server who leaked the files through a thumb drive:

Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computer. After examining metadata from the “Guccifer 2.0” July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server, independent cyber investigators have concluded that an insider copied DNC data onto an external storage device.

The NSA’s responses to Clevinger and my FOIA requests take on even more significance given recent attempts to debunk any purported connection between Rich and Assange/Wikileaks. Michael Isikoff, writing for Yahoo News on July 9, 2019, insisted that the Russians were the real source of the leak and not Rich:

Russian government-owned media organizations RT and Sputnik repeatedly played up stories that baselessly alleged that Rich, a relatively junior-level staffer, was the source of Democratic Party emails that had been leaked to WikiLeaks. It was an idea first floated by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who on Aug. 9, 2016, announced a $20,000 reward for information about Rich’s murder, saying — somewhat cryptically — that “our sources take risks.”

Many mainstream news sources ran with Isikoff’s story which neglected to discuss Binney’s intelligence assessment, the NSA FOIA responses, and what Seymour Hersh had been told about Rich being the source for the leak. It appeared that Isikoff’s story was an attempt to get in front of a developing story stemming from Assange’s looming extradition to the US, and his expected testimony tying Rich to the DNC emails released by Wikileaks.

The conclusion that emerges from the NSA FOIA responses and what other researchers have revealed is that the Deep State has framed Russia for a domestic leak by a disgruntled DNC employee, Seth Rich. The Deep State’s purpose was to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign and his subsequent administration through concocted Russia collusion charges, and to impede meaningful cooperation  between Trump and Putin on a host of global policy issues.

One of these global policy areas concerns the official disclosure of exotic aerospace technologies secretly used by the US and Russia in their respective secret space programs, which I have described elsewhere. The disclosure of such technologies could do much to resolve global security and energy problems, but would have major repercussions for the petroleum and pharmaceutical industries that are dependent on antiquated fuel and medical technologies.

What has clearly emerged since the DNC emails were leaked is that the mainstream news media, along with major social media companies such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Google, have all colluded to deceive the US and the global public over the real source of the leaked DNC emails. As the truth emerges about Rich being the true source for emails leaked by Wikileaks in 2016, the role and power of the Deep State in manipulating public opinion so brazenly for over two years is about to be exposed. This exposure will open the door for exotic technology disclosures that can revolutionize life on our planet.

© Michael E. Salla, Ph.D. Copyright Notice

Note: Special thanks to Ty Clevenger who kindly gave me permission to release his original FOIA request and the NSA’s response.

Further Reading

Assange Expected to Confirm Wikileaks Source of DNC Emails Was Seth Rich, Not Russians

The April 11 arrest of Julian Assange has resurrected the narrative that emails stored on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were not hacked by Russia, but leaked by a disenchanted employee, Seth Rich, who wanted to expose how Bernie Sanders was systematically undermined during the 2016 primaries by the DNC. According to this narrative, Rich communicated with Assange and handed over the DNC emails through Wikileaks’ secure online drop box.

Assange first stated in a June 12, 2016, interview that Wikileaks had more of the missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server during her time as Secretary of State: “We have upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton … We have emails pending publication, that is correct.”

Two days later, the computer security company “Crowdstrike” published a report that the DNC email servers had been hacked by Russia. The mainstream media quickly embraced the Russia hacking narrative to explain why Clinton and DNC emails were in the hands of Wikileaks.

Here’s what the Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima had to say on June 14, 2016:

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.

However, multiple sources pointed out major problems with Crowdstrike as a competent and impartial investigator into the alleged Russian hacking:

The Nakamura [Nakashima] piece marked the first salvo in the Russian hacking meme. But the claim was not backed up by independently verified forensic evidence—it rested solely on the conclusions of a computer security company—Crowdstrike. The pro-Ukrainian politics of Crowdstrike’s founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, and his strident opposition to Russia cast a pall of bias over the findings of Crowdstrike. No U.S. Federal Law Enforcement official or agency was given access to the DNC servers. Neither the FBI nor Homeland Security were permitted to examine the servers and the alleged evidence of a hack.

In his 2019 best-selling book, Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump, Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service officer, detailed the multiple flaws in the Crowdstrike investigation and the puzzling decision to deny the FBI access to the allegedly hacked DNC email server.

Almost a month after Assange’s interview that Wikileaks had more Clinton emails and was vetting them for eventual release, Rich was murdered on July 10, 2016, in very strange circumstances. Nearly two weeks later, on July 22, Wikileaks dumped 20,000 DNC emails on its website.

A July 25, 2016, story published in Vox by Timothy Lee covered the Wikileaks DNC dump and found that many showed the DNC favored the Clinton campaign over Bernie Sanders. In November 2017, Donna Brazile, the former chair of the DNC, confirmed that the DNC had systematically supported Clinton over Sanders. Brazile’s admission provides a solid foundation for understanding what motivated Rich to leak to DNC emails to Wikileaks in the first place.

In an August 2016 Dutch television interview, Assange firmly hinted that Rich’s murder was related to his leaking of DNC emails to Wikileaks:

Assange: Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often significant risks. There was a 27-year old that works for the DNC who was shot in the back… murdered.. for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.

Host: That was just a robbery wasn’t it?

Assange: No. There’s no finding.

Host: What are you suggesting?

Assange: I am suggesting that our sources take risks and they become concerned to see things occurring like that.

Wikileaks then offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible, fueling the rumors that Rich was Wikileaks source.

Those who claimed that Rich was responsible for the release of the DNC emails were vilified and forced to backtrack on their claims. Here’s how Wikipedia summarized the situation:

Fact-checking websites like PolitiFact.com,[5][8] Snopes.com,[9] and FactCheck.org stated that these theories were false and unfounded.[4] The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post wrote that the promotion of these conspiracy theories was an example of fake news. [10][11][12]

Influential figures such as Fox News and Sean Hannity were forced through litigation to abandon their investigations into Rich’s murder due to his parents leading the charge condemning “conspiracy theories”.

Rich’s parents condemned the conspiracy theorists and said that these individuals were exploiting their son’s death for political gain, and their spokesperson called the conspiracy theorists “disgusting sociopaths”.

A story published by two Fox News reporters, Malia Zimmerman and Ed Butowsky, in May 2017 was subsequently pulled from the news site and Hannity also stopped covering the story.

Even Bongino’s book, Spygate, failed to mention the Rich connection and what this meant to the whole Russia hacking narrative, which he uncritically endorsed as valid.

After Fox News reporters and Hannity suspended their investigations into Rich leaking the DNC emails, only alternative news sources were willing to investigate the available evidence. Most prominent among them was National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, William Binney, who was among the first to conclude that Rich was responsible for the leaking and that Russia was being framed by the Deep State.

Binney, a former Technical Director at the NSA, together with Ray McGovern, a 27 year CIA analyst, wrote on September 20, 2017:

We stand by our main conclusion that the data from the intrusion of July 5, 2016, into the Democratic National Committee’s computers, an intrusion blamed on “Russian hacking,” was not a hack but rather a download/copy onto an external storage device by someone with physical access to the DNC.

After Q Anon publicly emerged in late October 2017, Seth Rich was soon mentioned in several posts alluding to his role as the true source for the Wikileaks DNC email leaks, and that he was murdered as a result by hitmen tied to the MS-13 criminal gang and the Clintons.

The alternative news investigation into Rich’s role in leaking the DNC emails subsequently languished but gained renewed life a year later on October 4, 2018, when the NSA responded to a Freedom of Information request that showed Rich had indeed been communicating with Assange. In their response to a FOIA request filed by attorney Ty Clevenger about information concerning Seth Rich and Julian Assange, the NSA wrote:

Your request has been processed under the provisions of the FOIA. Fifteen documents (32 pages) responsive to your request have been reviewed by this Agency as required by the FOIA and have found to be currently and properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. These documents meet the criteria for classification as set forth in Subparagraph © of Section 1.4 and remains classified TOP SECRET and SECRET.

Since the FOIA request and the NSA response were not released, the NSA’s startling admission received no attention by the mainstream media, and only a few alternative media sources picked up the story. One of these was an April 19, 2019, article by Mark McCarty who cited a blog post published six months earlier (October 23, 2018) that first discussed the NSA FOIA response.

McCarty raised important questions over the precise language used in Clevenger’s FOIA request and what this meant in terms of documents being withheld. In his April 19, 2019, article he pointed out that many of these questions were resolved by Binney in an April 17 interview:

“Ty Clevenger has FOIAed information from NSA asking for any data that involved both Seth Rich and also Julian Assange.

And they responded by saying we’ve got 15 files, 32 pages, but they’re all classified in accordance with executive order 13526 covering classification, and therefore you can’t have them.

That says that NSA has records of communications between Seth Rich and Julian Assange. I mean, that’s the only business that NSA is in — copying communications between people and devices.”

Binney’s interpretation of what the NSA had admitted through FOIA is astounding in its implications. The single issue that has come to dominate analyses of the 2016 election is that Russia hacked the DNC and interfered with the integrity of the US Presidential election by passing this on to Wikileaks.

This spawned the nearly two-year Mueller investigation into Trump’s collusion with Russia, which generated reams of anti-Trump and anti-Russia stories in the mainstream media. Both Trump and Russia were vilified by a hostile media that was anxious to promote the Russia hacking narrative, and ridiculing anyone suggesting that Rich was the true source of the DNC info being released to Wikileaks, not Russia.

The NSA’s admission is the first concrete sign that the Deep State and the mainstream media are about to be exposed for willfully lying and misrepresenting the truth. Assange is all but certain to be extradited to the USA, and will reveal what he knows about Rich and his connection to the DNC email dumps.

While the questioning and extradition of Assange are likely to take an extended period of time, it’s worth emphasizing that the truth is already known to the NSA, which is keeping this classified for the moment. It is not known when and how this information will be released, and whether it will be done through Assange, the NSA or some other process.

Despite knowledge of the Rich and Assange connection, the NSA and its two directors since the DNC hacking – Admiral Mike Rogers (2014-2018) and General Paul Nakasone (2018-) – have done very little to publicly alter the mainstream news narrative that Russia had hacked the DNC servers; and that Rich’s murder was unrelated to the DNC documents that Wikileaks released less than two weeks after his murder.

Why did the NSA stand by and allow the accusations of Russian hacking to grow to the extent that relations with Russia have been severely damaged, economic sanctions imposed, and a two-year long investigation was established into potential collusion between the Trump Presidential Campaign and the Russians?

One answer worth exploring is that the Deep State had much to fear about a potential collaboration between Trump and Putin in revealing many advanced technology secrets possessed by their respective intelligence services; secrets which President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev unsuccessfully attempted to unlock 56 years ago, with tragic consequences for both.

© Michael E. Salla, Ph.D. Copyright Notice

[Note: An expanded audio version of the above article is available on YouTube.] [Editorial Note: A three part ExoNews series of articles on Seth Rich was published two years ago and is available here]

[Update 4/25/2019 – A May 16, 2017 article published by the Free Thought Project discussed reports about alleged email communications between Julian Assange and Seth Rich provided by a former homicide detective, Rod Wheeler, from confidential FBI sources. A week later, Wheeler’s comments were retracted. It’s important to note that the 2018 NSA FOIA release confirms that the email correspondence did take place and was being tracked by the NSA]

Further Reading

Seth Rich Channeled by Karl Mollison – A Review 5.3

by Duke Brickhouse, Part 5.3 in the Channeling Series         Click here for Part 5.1, Part 5.2

Part 5.3: Hanging On By A Thread

In this third and final installment of the true Seth Rich story, as disclosed by Karl Mollison’s channeling of Spirit Seth in a June 9, 2017 interview by Denny Hunt on his YouTube channel, “Why Is This True?”, I continue the chain of events that I began in part 5.2 with the fabrication of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in order to cover up the fact that Seth Rich was murdered in retribution for his leaking culpatory Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails to Wikileaks, a revelation that could very well expose the wizard pulling the levers behind the curtain – the group of career intelligence officials who run a shadow government known as the “deep state”.

The back story of Seth Rich centers around Seth’s devotion to a pure democratic process, and how the deep state went into damage control when they discovered that he had leaked thousands of sensitive DNC emails to Wikileaks in May and June of 2016. The deep state sequestered the computer evidence through the compromised cyber security firm, CrowdStrike, preventing even the FBI from accessing the DNC’s computers. Then they invented a Russian scapegoat called Guccifer 2.0 to take credit for hacking the emails and turning them over to Wikileaks. Toward the end of June, DNC chairs Linda Wasserman Schultz and Donna Brazile bribed Seth by offering him a job at the Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in New York City for the duration of the presidential campaign. Seth may have said yes to the promotion, but his refusal to go along with the Trump/Russia cover story resulted in his murder early Sunday morning, July 10th, 2016.

                           Seth Rich

In this channeling, Spirit Seth reveals that his murder “… was indeed a political assassination. This was payback for the actions I took that were…harmful to certain vested interests politically.” Seth’s ‘actions’ were to reveal the truth of the DNC’s decidedly undemocratic bias for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the Democrat primaries. But it was the deep state that was pulling the DNC’s    strings to make sure that their puppet candidate, Hillary, would win the Presidential election.

As Spirit Seth explains, “they use the very acts of the truth-teller to turn things around and work it in such a way… to enlist an opposition and to make that the truth of things…” And this is exactly what happened. They took Seth’s exposure of the DNC’s pro-Hillary bias and flipped it to make the leaked DNC emails appear to be the result of an “attack” on American democracy by the Russians, having nothing to do with Seth Rich. In the months following the murder, the deep state would be vigilant to distract public attention from Seth Rich altogether. To this end, they would promote a secret collusion between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As extensively related in part 5.1 of this series, Spirit Seth required a “spirit rescue”, as higher density negative extraterrestrials prevented Seth’s spirit from escaping this plane and reaching the Divine Realm. Spirit Seth was kept at bay in a non-physical sensory-deprived purgatory until his rescue by Denny and Karl. Karl’s background and channeling protocol is more fully explained in the first article as well.

Once again, my intention in this three-part series of articles is to present the flow of events that show a pattern of deception, ridicule, and misdirection employed by the deep state to accomplish its ends. Complicit were the D.C. police in their red-herring murder investigation, the Washington Hospital Center where Seth mysteriously died, and Seth’s own highly compromised and mind-controlled family who displayed a programmed cognitive dissonance whenever anyone brought up the possibility that Seth may have worked directly with Wikileaks.

I do not attempt to cite my source for every piece of information presented. I gathered the information from news articles and video reports that anyone can Google and find on the internet.

In the previous article I presented a timeline showing step-by-step how the deep state controlled the public narrative through its influence over prominent politicians, government officials, and the mainstream media. I tracked the evolving Russian narrative up to the Presidential election in November 2016. In this final part of the story, I continue to follow the development of the deep state Russian hacking narrative after the election and into the Trump administration, and the increasingly desperate measures taken by the deep state to ensure that the investigations of Russian ties to the DNC email leaks and accusations of collusion with the Trump campaign dominated the headlines.

The Beat Goes On

On November 21, 2016, two weeks after Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Presidential election, the Rich family’s self-appointed patron, attorney and Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman, gathered the family for a news conference asking for information or surveillance video of Seth’s murder as the D.C. police still had no leads. They related how the previous day they had all gathered on a street corner in Seth’s neighborhood to hold a rally and distribute posters. Seth’s mother, Mary Rich, marveled that the DNC’s interim chair, Donna Brazile, would come to the rally.

In November 2016, Jack Burkman made a $100,000 contribution to the Seth Rich police reward. In December Burkman would add another $5000. Along with the D.C. police department’s reward of $25,000 and Wikileaks’ $20,000, the total in the police reward fund for information on the Seth Rich murder stood at $150,000.

The family’s deep state handler, Brad Bauman, sternly monitored the news conference. Bauman stated that the family only wanted to get to the facts of who killed Seth Rich, while dismissing any so-called conspiracy theories. When Burkman stepped up to say that he personally didn’t see much evidence of an attempted robbery, Seth’s father Joel Rich quickly responded that the D.C. police had found no evidence suggesting that Seth’s murder was anything other than a botched robbery, and that’s what the family believed. Anything outside of the official police version, said Joel, was nothing more than a lie and a conspiracy theory.

On December 9, 2016, the CIA released a report concluding that the “cyber-attack” which resulted in the DNC’s emails being leaked to Wikileaks was carried out by covert Russian agents directly tied to the Kremlin, and was intended to prevent Hillary Clinton from winning the presidential election in 2016. That day, both The Washington Post and The New York Times ran articles saying that U.S. intelligence officials had a “high confidence” that Russia was involved in hacking the DNC servers in an attempt to sway the U.S. election in Trump’s favor.

Russian President Vladimir Putin categorically denied the Russian government’s involvement in any such cyber-attacks.

On December 14, 2016, Wikileaks associate and former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray told the London Daily Mail that he had received a flash drive containing the Podesta emails in September 2016 at a rendezvous in a wooded area in northwest D.C. near American University from a Democratic party insider who was disgusted “at the corruption of the Clinton Foundation and the tilting of the primary election against Bernie Sanders.” So it appears that Seth wasn’t the only one at the DNC leaking emails.

On December 30, 2016, President Obama ordered sweeping sanctions against Russia. He ordered thirty-five Russian diplomats be expelled from the U.S. and the closure of two Russian diplomatic compounds.

On January 5, 2017, Reuters reported that a CIA agent revealed that the CIA had identified the Russians who hacked the DNC, and that Putin had been directing his military intelligence agency to carry out the cyber-attacks in order to discredit the U.S. election process, to assist Trump’s campaign, and to undermine Hillary’s. The CIA agent chose to remain anonymous because this information he was leaking was top secret. Director of U.S. Intelligence James Clapper confirmed this “intel”, and that Putin’s inner circle was reportedly celebrating Trump’s election win as “a victory over the United States”.

On January 6, 2016 a much anticipated intelligence report commissioned by Obama was released. Signed off by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and FBI Director James Comey, the report confirmed that Russia had directed the hacking of the DNC email servers and their release to Wikileaks. The report depicted Russia’s interference as unprecedented in scale. The fourteen page report specifically rebuts Trump’s repeated assertions that the intelligence community had no evidence of Russia’s involvement.

Republican House Intelligence Committee chair, Devin Nunes, used the intelligence report to criticize Obama, saying that the House Committee “has been warning the Obama administration for years about the need for stronger measures against Russia . . . but our warnings largely fell on deaf ears.”

On January 18, 2017, in President Obama’s final press conference, amid his joking and listing of his administration’s accomplishments, he dutifully brought up Wikileaks and the intelligence community’s conclusions of Russian hacking, noting however, that they were not conclusive.

Deconstructing Guccifer 2.0

On June 15, 2016, an anonymous internet troll calling himself Guccifer 2.0 claimed responsibility for hacking the DNC servers. Three days later, Guccifer 2.0 released a limited amount of innocuous DNC documents to the political website, The Hill, and claimed to have leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks. On September 13, 2016, Guccifer 2.0 released more “hacked” DNC emails online to Forbes magazine. On October 4, 2016, Guccifer 2.0 released documents hacked from the Clinton Foundation, but they turned out to be previously released documents as well as some public records.

On October 7, 2016, the entire U.S. intelligence community consisting of seventeen agencies unanimously stated that they were “confident” that the Russian government directed the DNC hack and identified DCLeaks.com and Guccifer 2.0 as the Russian assets acting on behalf of the Kremlin.

Guccifer 2.0 named himself after a known Romanian computer-hacker, Guccifer 1.0, who in 2016 was already in police custody for hacking Hillary’s private email server when she was Secretary of State. Guccifer 2.0 initially claimed that he was Romanian, but that was quickly dispelled since he couldn’t speak Romanian.

Although Guccifer 2.0 denied that he was connected with the Russians, as a real hacker would, cyber experts easily found underlying metadata “fingerprints” of the Russians in the hacked DNC emails and documents that Guccifer 2.0 had provided.

Back in 2003, a group of former U.S. intelligence agency computer experts, disgruntled by the disinformation generated by the intelligence community after 9/11, left the government to form their own independent cyber-analysis organization known as Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). Of the thirty computer experts within this organization, four former senior NSA and CIA analysts who were expert in Russian intelligence and computer technology scrutinized the Guccifer 2.0 documents. In December 2016, VIPS released a preliminary report criticizing the Russian hacking narrative as having zero evidence, and that the DNC emails were leaked by someone at the DNC, not by the Russians.

In March 2017, Wikileaks released another cache of U.S. intelligence documents identified as “Vault 7”. These documents revealed the existence of a “Project Umbrage”, an entire U.S. intelligence department dedicated to the “misdirect attribution” of the source of a CIA cyber-operation to other locations (most often Russia) by leaving false-flag cyber-fingerprints for independent computer analysts to find.

On April 25, 2017, a former government cyber expert by the name of Adam Carter came forward with his own analysis of Guccifer 2.0. Said Carter, “The (Hillary) campaign was in a desperate position and really needed something similar to a Russian hacker narrative, and one where they would be fortunate to have a seemingly clumsy hacker that leaves lots of ‘fingerprints’ tainting the file and bringing the reputation of the leaks into question.” “Sure enough,” said Carter, “Guccifer 2.0 – the world’s weirdest hacker – was spawned and started telling lies in an effort to attribute himself to the malware discoveries, etc.” Carter surmised that it was likely a government misdirect attribution effort whereby CrowdStrike, the deep state’s pet cyber-security firm, invented a DNC hacker ostensibly working with the Russians in order to discredit the impending July 22, 2016 Wikileaks release. Said Carter, “CrowdStrike had the means. The Hillary Clinton campaign had the motive.”

On July 24, 2017, VIPS released their full report on Guccifer 2.0, concluding that the cyber-fingerprints were a clumsy misdirect attribution deliberately intended to implicate a Russian source. They discovered that Guccifer 2.0 had even hidden the name of the supposed Russian hacker within the layered data: Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Soviet secret police who had died a hundred years earlier.

The VIPS report also noted that the highly touted seventeen intelligence agencies that concurred with CrowdStrike’s original finding in 2016, that the Russians had hacked the DNC servers, were actually three hand-picked analysts from the CIA, NSA and FBI, an epiphany later confirmed by James Clapper, the Director of Intelligence who originally announced the “unanimous findings of all seventeen agencies” on October 7, 2016.

In July 2017, a private computer analyst calling himself “the Forensicator” released his own study of the Guccifer 2.0 hack. According to analysis of data speed transfers, he concluded that it couldn’t have been the Russians hacking the DNC, but it had to have been a direct download to a local flash drive by someone on the inside.

The DNC responded to the VIPS report by reiterating that the intelligence agencies had unanimously concluded that the Russians did it, and therefore any suggestion otherwise was pure conspiracy theory obviously being pushed by the Trump administration. Media outlets dismissed the report out of hand, calling it “incoherent” and “the product of a crank”.

Congress Gets Involved

On March 10, 2017, The New York Times reported that the DNC hacker, Guccifer 2.0, had private Twitter correspondence with Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone back in August 2016. Stone characterized the exchanges as “…so perfunctory, brief and banal I had forgotten it”. But it gave the political pundits “hard evidence” that the Russians had been working with the Trump campaign to steal the election from Hillary, and to call for a Congressional hearing.

The House of Representatives convened hearings on Russian interference in the U.S. election. On March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey for the first time acknowledged that the bureau was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russia’s possible collusion with the Trump campaign. News outlets such as The New York Times used this opportunity to bring up any remote or suspected business ties that Trump and his circle ever had with Russia.

Comey told the House Committee that although the FBI was denied access to the DNC servers in their investigation, they could rely on the information provided to them by the DNC’s cyber-security firm, CrowdStrike. “[This] my folks tell me, is an appropriate substitute”, said Comey. CrowdStrike’s Dimitri Alperovitch refused to testify to the House Committee at all.

President Trump turned to his closest intelligence advisers, Dan Coats the Director of National Intelligence, and Admiral Michael Rogers, Chief of the National Security Agency. He asked them to inform the press that there wasn’t any evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia. But neither of them would cross the deep state and they both remained silent.

This is how our government operates. They spend their time chasing red herrings and getting very little accomplished. This is an intentional flaw created by the extraterrestrial Anunnaki overlords, and the deep state does their bidding.  As Spirit Seth explains, “Things that are allowed to succeed are mostly the trivial or the things with a surface value. And they may sound good and may be shiny, but lack depth and lack effectiveness. The tough problems are simply not dealt with.”

“Most people within the Washington community are engaged in chasing their own tail, are not contributing in any way to humanity, and in fact are draining away options and possibilities because they are viewed as the ones in charge and in control.” says Spirit Seth. “And of course, they have the purse strings… doling out funds for many badly needed programs. The making of laws governs everything. Multiple layers of redundant, confusing, conflicting regulations… consume huge amounts of wasted effort… [and] act as a drain on productivity. This goes on at all levels.”

Introducing Rod Wheeler

In March 2017, Dallas businessman and Washington insider, Ed Butowsky, got in touch with Seth’s dad, Joel Rich. Since the D.C. police were getting nowhere, Butowsky suggested they hire a private investigator and he would pay for it. The lobbyist Jack Burkman suggested hiring former D.C. police homicide detective Rod Wheeler. Wheeler was fired from the D.C. police department in 1995. But the Rich family had seen Wheeler on Fox News so they readily agreed.

Once again, Burkman publicly stated that he didn’t buy the botched robbery theory that the D.C. police were selling. The problem, however, was that Burkman had latched onto a theory that involved the Russians hacking the DNC, giving the emails to Wikileaks, and then killing Seth to cover it up. The Rich family distanced themselves from Burkman.

         Jack Burkman

Conditioned to disregard any investigation theory that considered Seth’s involvement with Wikileaks, Seth’s brother Aaron set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of the continuing D.C. police investigation which steadfastly focused on the botched robbery theory and offered no evidence at all. A memorial fundraiser for Seth was held at the Rich family’s synagogue in Omaha. The DNC’s Donna Brazile spoke at the event. This was right about the time when Brazile finally admitted that back in October 2016, when Brazile had moderated a CNN “town hall”  campaign event featuring Hillary Clinton, Brazile had given Hillary the questions ahead of time. Brazile had denied it since October. Seth’s mother Mary remarked of Donna Brazile, “When have you ever heard of a boss leading a murder investigation of their employee?”


On March 31, 2017, the Rich family’s newly hired private investigator, Rod Wheeler, was interviewed by the D.C. Fox News affiliate, Fox 5 News. Wheeler stated that he saw no evidence of Russian involvement, but the murder could have been related to Seth’s job at the DNC. This renewed public interest in the Seth Rich murder story.

                       Rod Wheeler

On May 15, 2017, Wheeler told a Fox 5 News reporter that he now had a source linking Seth Rich to Wikileaks. The Fox 5 News report went as follows – Fox 5: “You have sources at the FBI saying that there is information that could link Seth Rich to Wikileaks?” Wheeler: “Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed.”

Wheeler also said that his contact in the D.C. police department told him that the D.C. police were ordered to “stand down” in the Seth Rich investigation. Wheeler believed there was evidence of a cover up in the Seth Rich murder case.

Outraged, the Rich family demanded a retraction by Wheeler and Fox 5 News.

On May 16, 2017, the Rich family sent the Fox 5 News reporter a carefully worded statement (sounding suspiciously like their handler Brad Bauman). They wrote: “As we’ve seen through the past year of unsubstantiated claims, we see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails and only learned about this [Wheeler interview] when contacted by the press. Even if tomorrow, an email [implicating Seth with Wikileaks] was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered, and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so. We are a family who is committed to facts, and not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth’s murderers. The services of the private investigator who spoke to [the] press was offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually was barred from speaking to [the] press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.”

Brad Bauman, himself, also responded to the renewed allegations tying Seth to Wikileaks by writing, “Anyone who continues to push this fake news story after it was so thoroughly debunked is proving to the world they have a transparent political agenda or are a sociopath… showing a profound lack of judgment and common decency.” Bauman added that anyone who believes Rich may have leaked the DNC e-mails “deserves a place in hell.” Finally, Bauman pointed out that even if an email had been sent by Seth to Wikileaks, it still would not be evidence of foul play.

                       Brad Bauman

So, according to both the family and Bauman, even if email evidence were presented to the family tying Seth to Wikileaks, they would not believe it.

In response to these scathing rebukes from the Rich family, the Fox 5 News affiliate retracted the story that very day. But the Fox 5 News report had caught the attention of Sean Hannity at Fox News in New York. On May 16, 2017, Hannity brought Rod Wheeler onto his show. Wheeler told Hannity that he was still under contract with the Rich family and that he had spoken with a credible federal investigator (FBI) who looked at Seth’s personal computer while in the possession of the D.C. police, and it showed evidence of contact between Seth and Wikileaks. And if it was just a robbery/ murder, why would the FBI be involved in the investigation? In an accompanying article on the Fox News website, Wheeler is quoted as saying that someone within the D.C. government, DNC, or the Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward.

Conversely, NBC News reported that the D.C. police’s official position was that Seth’s laptop “never contained any e-mails related to WikiLeaks, and the FBI never had it.”

Wheeler also told Hannity that when Wheeler first reached out to the D.C police to inquire as to the Seth Rich investigation, the police did not return his calls because a “high ranking official at the DNC” (whom Wheeler later identified as DNC chair Donna Brazile) called the D.C. police, and also called Seth’s father, Joel, to demand to know why Wheeler was “snooping around” the investigation as she understood that the Rich family had fired Wheeler. Wheeler then said that this high ranking DNC official was the same person Seth was having problems with at the DNC just before his murder. In a later statement, Wheeler said that U.S. Congresswoman and former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also keeping close tabs on Wheeler’s investigation.

                 Hannity and Wheeler

On May 17, 2017, Fox News reported that a “federal investigator” had corroborated Wheeler’s story that an FBI analysis of Seth’s computer showed that Seth had transferred over 44,053 DNC emails plus attachments to Wikileaks director Gavin MacFayden – the exact amount of emails subsequently published by Wikileaks.

On May 19, 2017, the Rich family’s lawyer sent Wheeler a written demand to cease and desist acting as the family’s private investigator. In a video statement the Rich family expressed their deep disappointment with Rod Wheeler, and that they were exploring legal remedies against him.

This same day the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom tweeted “Wikileaks informer Seth Rich murdered in U.S. but [the British mainstream media] was so busy accusing Russian hackers to take notice.”

On May 22, 2017, Wheeler communicated with Fox News reporter, Malia Zimmerman, saying that Donna Brazile’s actions made her a person of interest in the Seth Rich investigation. “I sincerely believe that there is an underground culture of corruption that exists within the confines of the nation’s capital that includes quite possibly the crime of murder,” Wheeler told Zimmerman.

Wheeler also related that when the D.C. police returned Seth’s personal computer to the family, Wheeler asked brother Aaron if he could take a look at Seth’s computer to see if Seth was arguing with anyone before the murder. Aaron replied, “No. I already checked it. Don’t worry about it.” When Wheeler asked about Seth’s cell phones, Aaron said, “We’re not going to worry about the cell phones.” Then Aaron told Wheeler, “All I want you to do is work on the botched robbery theory and that’s it.”

Damage Control

At this point the deep state went into full damage control. Every writer in every corrupted media outlet from The New York Times to CNN churned out story after story ridiculing anyone who spoke about a possible connection between Seth Rich and Wikileaks. The mainstream media haughtily dismissed any such notion as a loony tunes conspiracy theory on par with Pizzagate, another story that had emerged from the leaked DNC emails which the mainstream media successfully torpedoed through scorn and ridicule.

The New York Times called the Seth/Wikileaks connection “fake news”. The Huffington Post called it “alt-right idiocy”. ‘Fact checking’ organizations called it pure conspiracy theory. Corporate sponsors were pulling their advertising from Fox News for merely mentioning the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. Other media outlets took notice of these tactics.

Apparently, it was Donna Brazile’s job to contain the Seth Rich story. On May 21, 2017, Donna Brazile tweeted, “Seth Rich was… proud to be an American. This desire to scar Seth’s legacy to his country and party is shameful.” Three days later Twitter shut down the feed for news source WND.com for 12 hours in retaliation for tweeting a story that it was Donna Brazile who had called the D.C. police to ask why Rod Wheeler was still snooping around the Seth Rich investigation.

         Donna Brazile

On May 22, 2017, The Gateway Pundit reported that the video from the body cameras worn by three of the six D.C. police officers responding to the scene of Seth’s shooting had disappeared. Also, the bar manager at Lou’s City Bar where Seth was last seen before the shooting said that the D.C. police never bothered to interview him or any of his employees, nor did they request to see the bar’s security video.

On his Fox News show on May 22, 2017, Sean Hannity introduced to the mainstream public a German/Finn living in New Zealand by the name of Kim Schmitz, who went by the internet screenname ‘Kim Dotcom’. In an earlier May 20, 2017 Twitter post, Schmitz revealed that he’d been online friends with Seth Rich, and that they had been communicating for a couple of years. Schmitz said that in his internet correspondence Seth used the screen name ‘Panda’. It was well-known that Seth loved pandas and once wore a panda costume to work all day. He said that he and Seth often talked about political corruption and the undue influence of corporate money in politics. According to Schmitz, Seth was interested in forming an American branch of the New Internet Party, a political group that Schmitz founded in New Zealand in 2014.

             Kim “Dotcom” Schmitz

The family’s deep state spin doctor, Brad Bauman, responded with typical rhetoric and ridicule. “The Rich family is tired of having to respond to accusations in damaging Seth’s good name and creating more emotional hardship on a grieving family. The family is not going to entertain his (Schmitz’) ridiculous, manipulative and completely non-credible statements.”

The U.S. Justice Department is currently trying to extradite Schmitz from New Zealand to stand trial for copyright infringement allegedly committed on his internet file-hosting service which the U.S. government characterizes as “massive worldwide online piracy.”  Schmitz faces several decades in prison, demonstrating the long reach and ruthlessness of the deep state. For his part, Schmitz has announced his new project – an alternative internet not controlled by the deep state.

The circumstantial evidence of Seth’s involvement with the DNC email leak to Wikileaks was mounting.  The deep state needed to pull out their big guns to take back the news cycle and resume its mainstream mind control.

On May 23, 2016, former CIA director John Brennan steered the news cycle back to Trump and the Russians by telling a House Intelligence Committee how “concerned” he was that Moscow was pulling the President’s strings, and that he was “aware” that Russian officials had interacted with the Trump campaign during the summer of 2016, although Brennan conceded that he didn’t have a shred of evidence.

That same day, the Rich family published an op-ed article in The Washington Post to report that the D.C. police had still found no connection between Seth and Wikileaks on Seth’s computer, and they asked “those purveying falsehoods to give us peace, and to give law enforcement the time and space to do the investigation they need to solve our son’s murder.”

             Mary, Aaron and Joel Rich

Also on that day, Aaron Rich wrote a letter to the Executive Producer of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Porter Berry. It was released to the public by CNN. In it, Aaron said, “It is a travesty that you would promote false conspiracy theories and other people’s agendas rather than work with the family to learn the truth.” “Think about how you would feel losing a son or brother. And while dealing with this, you had baseless accusations of your lost family member being part of a vast conspiracy.” “As such, we urge you to please not provide a platform for a person who is known to have pushed false evidence in the past…” (ie: Kim Dotcom) “… To spread potentially false, damaging information will cause us additional pain, suffering and sorrow. By airing this information, you will continue to emotionally hurt us.” “We appeal to your decency to not cause a grieving family more pain and suffering by allowing your platform to be used by someone to drag our family name through the mud.”

Finally, on this busy day of May 23, 2017, One America News Network (on Direct TV) added $100,000 to the Seth Rich reward fund to increase the total to $250,000.

By the end of day May 23, 2017, Fox News New York had succumbed to the pressure and retracted the Wheeler story.

The deep state apparently had gotten to Rod Wheeler too.

It had been only one week since Wheeler made his unambiguous statements to Fox 5 News: (a) he had a source in the FBI with evidence linking Seth to Wikileaks, and (b) the D.C. police were ordered to ‘stand down’ in the investigation;  and not very long since Wheeler had made statements to other media outlets saying (c) the FBI had evidence that Seth transferred 44,053 DNC emails to a Wikileaks’ director, (d) brother Aaron refused to allow Wheeler to look at Seth’s returned personal computer and instructed Wheeler to pursue only the robbery theory, (e) Wheeler suspected a cover up, and (f) Donna Brazile was a person of interest.

All of the sudden Wheeler completely changed his story. He flat out denied ever seeing any evidence or speaking to anyone in the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department about a link between Seth Rich and Wikileaks. On August 1st Wheeler would file a federal lawsuit saying that he was misquoted on Fox, and that Fox News, Butowski, and Donald Trump himself had colluded to fabricate the story and cajoled Wheeler into going public with it.

The outcome of this lawsuit, if it goes to trial at all, is irrelevant. As Spirit Seth previously explained, the deep state’s real intention is “…to turn things around… and to make that the truth of things…” In this instance, Wheeler has taken his own theory of Seth’s leaking the DNC emails to Wikileaks, and turned his prior public statements around to accuse Fox News and President Trump of putting those words in his mouth in order to help hide the collusion between Russia and Trump in stealing the election from Hillary.

As far-fetched as this sounds, the mainstream media fed it to a mind-controlled populace that was becoming evermore confused and tired of hearing about Seth Rich. Escalating news fatigue is part of the deep state mind-control strategy. The deep state really doesn’t care about another frivolous lawsuit. They are only interested in Wheeler’s claims having the appearance of being truthful. Wheeler had succumbed to their intimidation, and now the deep state intended to make the most of this false publicity to close the book on the entire Seth Rich story, focusing instead on Trump’s collusion with Russia.

The day after Wheeler filed his lawsuit, the Rich family who had very publicly criticized and fired their former private investigator were back to praising Wheeler. “We are hopeful this [lawsuit] brings an end to what has been the most emotionally difficult time in our lives, and an end to conspiracy theories surrounding our beloved Seth.”

On August, 1, 2017, DNC Communications Director, Xochitl Hinojosa, responded to Wheeler’s lawsuit saying, “it is beyond vile that the White House – and possibly even Trump himself – would use the murder of a young man to distract the public’s attention from their chaotic administration and Trump’s ties to Russia.” “The Rich family has begged those responsible for these conspiracies to stop. And yet, Trump’s allies have ignored their pain and their pleas, degrading the office of the President by spreading repulsive lies. This should outrage any decent human being. There is no excuse for the suffering that Trump’s associates and their conspirators at Fox have caused the Rich family and those closest to him. Both parties should denounce these sick and twisted tactics.”

These are examples of “piling on” as commonly used by the mainstream media. One compromised source will quote another and so on. They maintain the “official” story, and ridicule anyone who suggests anything otherwise. Then they top it off with emotionally charged pleas that these unfounded attacks are harming innocent victims and family members.

In spite of Fox News’ official retraction, Fox personalities Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich, and Congressman Blake Farenthold refused to let the Seth Rich/Wikileaks theory die. They knew that something smelled fishy. On May 24, 2017, Farenthold was castigated on CNN for calling for a real investigation of the Seth murder, and suggesting that the Russian investigation might simply be a distraction. The CNN hosts shut him down, insisting that the D.C. police had already determined that Seth was killed in a botched robbery attempt.

At the end of May 2017, a government watch group called Judicial Watch declared that there was “credible evidence” that still needed to be addressed in the Seth Rich murder investigation. They charged the D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser, with shutting down the police investigation, withholding key evidence from the public, and refusing to cooperate with anyone investigating the Seth Rich case. In response, the mayor repeated that it was a botched robbery and nothing more.

On May 26, 2017, reviled pharmaceutical tycoon Martin Shkreli made an uncharacteristically generous gesture by adding $100,000 to the police reward for a total of $350,000 for information in the Seth Rich murder. Still, no one has stepped forward with any information.

By June 2017, it had been almost a year since Seth’s murder. It was time for the deep state intelligence community and the mainstream media to doubled down on the Russian cyber-war narrative and end any lingering talk about a Seth Rich/Wikileaks connection.

In a June 23, 2017 article, The Washington Post reported that Russia had hacked the DNC’s computers as early as the summer of 2015, but the breaches did not become public until they were disclosed by none other than the Post in June 2016. The article claims that the FBI is still tracking “a flurry of hacking activity” by Russia against U.S. political parties, think tanks, and other targets.

In May 2016, the Profiling Project, a group of George Washington University forensics students financed by Jack Burkman, the D.C. attorney and Rich family benefactor who was banished from the family’s inner circle for mentioning the possibility of Seth’s ties with Wikileaks, filed a lawsuit to preserve police evidence of Seth’s murder. In June, it was reported that Seth’s extensive social media posts were being systematically deleted, including his anonymous postings. On June 20, 2017, the Profiling Project released an independent report on the Seth Rich murder saying it was most likely the act of a hired killer, and that video, ballistic, autopsy documents, and medical examiner’s evidence were being suppressed by the police. Rich family “spokesperson” Brad Bauman regarded the Profiling Project report as pathetically amateurish and incomplete, deserving of no consideration whatsoever. Burkman and his Profiling Project’s further attempts during the summer to create sensationalist videos to renew public interest in the Seth Rich story were largely ridiculed and ignored.


By the end of the summer of 2017, the mainstream media had largely forgotten about the Seth Rich murder, much less any link between Seth, the DNC emails and Wikileaks. Predictably, the Seth Rich story has become old news. A handful of internet news sites such as WorldNetDaily.com (WND) have tried to keep the investigation in the forefront, but the mind-controlled American public have decided that the Seth Rich story is “fake news” and “conspiracy theory”. The real story is the collusion between the Russians (Putin himself actually) and Donald Trump to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. It appears that the deep state manipulators have prevailed once again.

On November 11, 2017, former DNC chair Donna Brazile released her book Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House. While Brazile takes the opportunity to make herself out to be the savior of the Democratic Party, she steadfastly maintains the false Russian hacking narrative. In the book she writes, “With all I knew now about the Russians’ hacking, I could not help but wonder if they had played some part in [Seth’s] unsolved murder. Besides that, racial tensions were high that summer and I worried that he was murdered for being white on the wrong side of town.” She added, “His death continued to tear me up inside.” Brazile also mentions Seth in the dedication section of her book.

While the DNC claimed to honor Seth as a friend and patriot, and was publicly outraged at Seth’s unsolved murder, neither the DNC nor Hillary’s campaign made any contribution to the Seth Rich police reward fund. When asked why the DNC had not contributed to Seth’s reward fund seeking information on the killers, Donna Brazile replied that the DNC was prohibited from making such contributions. Federal election law experts countered that no such legal prohibition exists. While individuals cannot be personally enriched by campaign donations, both the DNC and the Clinton campaign committee are free to contribute to a criminal investigation either directly, or indirectly through a charitable organization.

One expert remarked, “they (the DNC) certainly didn’t mind spending money on the Trump dossier.” This is in reference to an intelligence dossier created by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer hired by Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS is an ‘opposition research’ firm with ties to the Democratic Party that was retained by the DNC. The DNC reportedly spent over $10 million for the dossier. And as Brazile relates in her book, the Hillary campaign committee controlled the DNC’s purse strings.

Publicly released in the fall of 2016, the Steele dossier made several claims against Trump – none of which have been proven. Among these claims the dossier alleges that during a trip to Moscow, Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on the bed that Obama had slept on in the hotel’s presidential suite; that Trump had been providing Russia with intelligence for years; and that Trump would agree to ignore the ongoing Ukraine/Russian conflict if Russia would leak their hacked DNC emails to Wikileaks. Steele is currently being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for lying to the FBI with regard to the dossier.

But the deep state isn’t going to help an investigation that could potentially reveal Seth as the staffer who leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks, thereby exposing the false Russia-Trump narrative and implicating the deep state in the murder of Seth Rich. Rather than contribute to the police reward to assist in the murder investigation, they dedicated a bike rack to Seth at the entrance of the DNC headquarters.

At a book signing in November 2017, when asked about any revelations of Seth’s connection with the DNC emails leaked to Wikileaks, Donna Brazile became visibly angry and incoherent, accusing reporters of trying to smear Seth and his family for mere sensationalism. “Once again, I would like to go on the record as saying that the attempt to smear Seth Rich has caused enormous harm to his family,” Brazile charged. “Joel and Mary (Rich’s parents) deserve better than that kind of salacious, sensational type of journalism.” “Seth was a patriot. I got a chance to work with him. I wish you would have known him, because, had you known him, you would not be bringing up some of what I call blatant attempts to smear his name.”

Whenever confronted with Seth’s direct involvement in the DNC leaks, Brazile will go into an emotionally-charged tirade about conspiracy theories, how Seth was a patriot and a nice guy who doesn’t deserve to be smeared as a traitor, how the Rich family is suffering from these smear tactics, and how she herself fears for her own life. Her demeanor becomes highly combative. She will ramble incoherently and refuse to answer direct questions regarding Seth. These are telling signs of her deep state mind control programming.

In her book, Brazile reveals that immediately after the DNC computer “hack”, the DNC’s cyber-security firm, CrowdStrike, made a ‘replica’ of the data, and at a cost of “millions of dollars”, destroyed the DNC’s email servers and computer hard drives in order to purge the Russian spyware infecting them.

An unnamed government cybersecurity contractor described Brazile’s explanation for destroying the servers as “the stupidest thing I ever heard.”

“That’s clearly a lie by a politician who knows nothing about cyber security, or they’re lying,” said the government contractor. “It doesn’t matter if the server has spyware. The FBI wanted the server in the unaltered condition. If it had spyware, it’s not going to matter to the FBI. They are going to do cyber forensics on everything on the server, regardless of the spyware.”

An FBI investigative file on Hillary Clinton revealed that during the 2016 Presidential race, the Clinton campaign used a special program known as BleachBit to delete her private emails and try to prevent their recovery. This cyber security contractor suspects that the DNC likely did the same.

The primary purpose of the DNC in destroying the server is to conceal data, said the cyber security expert. “The only reason they would replicate the data is to sort through what they don’t want the FBI getting; then they destroyed the original server so real forensic analysis cannot be performed on the data that was deleted. I guarantee you there’s a lot of missing emails on the replica.”

“Even if they scrub the hard drive, there are techniques that the FBI has to recover deleted data. I guarantee the DNC erased the files off the server,” said the expert. It’s not the DNC’s job to determine whether the FBI needs to be protected from spyware. They should have just turned it over as is, and they didn’t because they have something to hide. This is common knowledge that any cyber security person would know.”

On October 18, 2017, D.C. attorney Jack Burkman filed a lawsuit against the DNC and Hillary Clinton in the D.C. Superior Court seeking financial compensation for supporters who contributed to the Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign by donating to the DNC. In November, after Donna Brazile revealed further information about the DNC’s bias toward Hillary in her book, Hack, Burkman amended his lawsuit to include Brazile as a named defendant. Burkman also contends that Brazile knows the truth about Seth Rich’s death.

In November 2017, Kim “Dotcom” Schmitz accepted a six-figure financial settlement from the police in New Zealand for the “unreasonable” use of force by an anti-terrorism Special Tactics Group working with the FBI when they conducted a pre-dawn “military style” raid on his Auckland mansion in January 2012 with helicopters and over 70 police officers “for a non-violent internet copyright infringement charge brought by the United States, which is not even a crime in New Zealand,” according to Schmitz. Schmitz’ appeal to his extradition to the U.S. to stand trial for that charge is scheduled for February 2018 in a U.S. Court of Appeals.

By October 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to sway the 2016 Presidential election had interviewed over 100 witnesses and reviewed over 100,000 pages of documents over a nine month period and still found no evidence of any collusion. Undaunted, the committee chair stated that “the issue of collusion is still open.” The top Democrat on the committee, Mark Warner, said that there is still a “large consensus that the Russians hacked into political files and strategically released them with the goal of influencing the election.”


There was, very likely, Russian cyber influence going on in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. It may have been Russian intelligence using automatic social media bots and “troll farms” with rooms full of computers generating fake social media propaganda pages and uploading political ads. But Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter all say that the Russian ads and propaganda amounted to a “tiny fraction” of the overall content on their social media platforms.

The Russian’s most likely learned about the use of social media to influence an election from the U.S. intelligence community who wrote the book on meddling in other nations’ political affairs. There are strong indications that social media sites such as Google and Facebook were actually created by the CIA through its’ high tech venture capital subsidiary, In-Q-Tel, specifically to collect metadata on private citizens worldwide. They are now accusing Russia of doing what they themselves routinely continue to do.

This is all part of the deep state game. But one thing is certain. Russia did not provide Wikileaks with the DNC emails. Seth Rich did. Now the deep state has turned Seth’s leaking of DNC emails to Wikileaks into a Russian-Trump collusion narrative in order to give our elected government officials another excuse to “spin [their] wheels and waste time and effort on non-issues,” as Spirit Seth puts it.

“The greatest karmic debt is flowing from the way my action was used as evidence of a collusion with Russia and is now serving as a disinformation campaign by the intelligence community to cause disruption and confusion among the lawmakers, the legal community, and the population as a whole… where differing factions continue to be at war over trivia or non-reality, which is the case here.”

Spirit Seth notes that the deep state also used this opportunity to revive a long-standing “Cold War” antagonism between the United States and Russia, and offers an enlightened view of such recklessness. “To fan the flames of discord between nations with nuclear weapons is never a good idea. When you think about it simply in those terms, this is flirting with great danger, at a minimum, to sow discord and… hatred between these two nations. There needs to be a coming together, not growing discord and suspicion. This has resulted in near disaster in the past, as you to have unearthed in talking with other light beings,” (referring to a previous channeling by Karl Mollison of General Andrew Goodpaster, wherein Spirit Goodpaster reveals that in the late fifties, he and some other light workers successfully resisted a Reptilian effort to assassinate President Eisenhower which most likely would have led to a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union).

“This is a favorite tool of the extraterrestrial alliance to create false reasons to… fuel clandestine activities that [require]… the superpowers to come in to police things,… bring in troops and do bombings, and so on. This happens over, and over, and over again.” says Spirit Seth. “The reasons for war are always artificial. They are always a manipulation and an orchestration.”

“When humans are allowed to be who they truly are, no one dies through the hands of another human. It is only [done] when they are corrupted from within by mind control, by manipulation through dark spirits causing doubts, fears, hatreds within, and pushing karmic buttons to remind people of times they had done such deeds via those same manipulations in past experiences or past lifetimes. Those are the only conditions when people will act in that fashion.” “[War] is never justified. It is always ginned up in some way to foment fear and discord by the extraterrestrials.” “You can see from history, this is the order of the day and always has been. This is what needs to change.”

It is essential to the deep state cover up that the media never seriously investigate the role that Seth Rich played. For if the American public learned the truth, it could be the string that unravels the deep state’s entire agenda, which is to maintain control over the world through their control of the U.S. government on behalf of a hidden extraterrestrial hierarchy that has spent the last 5000 years orchestrating the manipulation and enslavement of the human race on Earth for their own purposes. Spirit Seth describes the essence of this power base: “The corruption is engaged in and orchestrated by the extraterrestrials through multiple layers, through multiple extraterrestrial beings with differing origins, all of whom wish to control and conquer.”

These negative beings (ie: the Reptilians, Greys, and Nordic Arcturians, and their Anunnaki overlords) know that humanity has now reached a tipping point where these negative beings will either prevail in their long-term plan to rule this planet and solar system or will be defeated by the more powerful collective human consciousness working with the Divine Realm, opening the way for humanity to ascend in spiritual consciousness as is our natural progression at this time.

As Spirit Seth explains, these negative beings tolerate one another at the moment because “each has unique things it contributes to the overall effort and subjugation.” “The end purpose is the elimination of humans and the control of the planet directly. So the stakes are quite high.”

A Final Word of Encouragement from Spirit Seth

Like nearly all of the historic light workers channeled by Karl Mollison in Denny Hunt’s “Why Is This True?” YouTube series during 2017, Spirit Seth seemed less interested in recounting the unfortunate events that led to his murder and the Russian narrative concocted by the deep state, than he was in using this channeling opportunity to educate and urge humanity to save itself.

“Can we deal with [the negative ET] interlopers? Can we deal with darkness that creeps in to undermine us, the temptations to serve the ego, the temptations of power, to use it wisely and with love and not to serve selfish aims?”

“The interlopers have moved so far away from their Divine path they can readily be seen by most humans as depraved and lost. They wish to drag humans down to their level. You need not let that happen. You are winning the battle. You are a great contrast to them, and you can make things better. [You can] prevail through simply realigning fully with the light and the love available to you.”

“Highly sacred [to the Divine Realm] is the right of the person to decide who they are, what they believe, what they wish to… interpret about life on all levels. This is the great undertaking in the human enterprise, that all have an individual perspective… coming from different souls each with unique attributes. There is a rich array of possibilities and great variation in perspectives. We do not claim to have Divine truth about anything in particular. We cannot change people directly by over-riding their notions. We can only offer some testimony and allow them to sort and sift.”

“[The negative ETs] have free agency and free will, as you do. [The Divine Realm] cannot step in and stop them. But in a contest between the light and the dark, the light can win if the forces are lined up from the human side to weigh in on the Divine, taking action and winning the day.”

“This is very much a delicate business for the light beings. The reason you do not see the Angels working miracles on every street corner is because that would tip the balance and would deny humans the ability to work things out for themselves… and to establish within themselves the various beliefs about reality and non-reality. That is the valid test for them and the only true way to grow. Whatever you are simply told and decide to accept is the second-level and lower-tier form of learning. True learning [comes] through following the heart and seeking true inspiration for a higher purpose.”

“We do not wish to short-circuit the ability of those humans who are interested in my story the chance to work the puzzle out for themselves and factor in my words. We will not rob them of that… opportunity to exercise their discernment.”

“We do not wish to change anyone’s minds or hearts other than bringing information and truth forward. It is for each person to decide their own truth, to take their own stand, and to live with the consequences. This is the role of life. The great teacher is independence and responsibility, and seeing the consequences of all choices made by the individual. So we do not wish to create mass movements for persuading people per se but only bring forth truth to allow them to pick and choose what they… embrace, or perhaps will reject.”

“Many [humans] are coming in, marking time [on Earth] and making no contribution to the whole. …One can look for ways to contribute, not necessarily on the front lines or the thick of the battle, but in some way to raise their awareness. And the raising of awareness is quite important because the answer to prayers is adjusted to the level of awareness within the one who makes the prayer, with regard to their understanding of the scope of the problem at hand, the intention behind the request, and …a willingness to stand strong and draw on all their inner resources [to] cultivate the belief in the Divine as a true partner. [By this] they will gain strength and will be assisted accordingly.”

“All who do acts of bravery to uncover truth for a high purpose will receive some protection and support, … [and] many blessings for taking those bold steps. There are many needed to perform such acts to enable the Shift in Consciousness to be successful. People must step forward and come out from under the shadow. This will make them visible. It is unavoidable. So all must find some courage within, to speak out and to take a stand. This your channel and sponsor are doing because the commitment is being made on a soul level and a conscious choice made to be among the seekers of truth and the witnesses to truth. And this anyone can do and join the effort, and will be a force for good. That is the greatest service and the greatest use of the lifetime.”

“If you… embrace that loving intelligence and ask its guidance, inspiration, help, healing, and protection, …the balance will tip in [your] favor.” “There are many opposing forces and your responsibility is to safeguard your life. You are in charge. Any [additional] support [from the Divine Realm] is an extra blessing and will be given. The only question is whether it will be enough in a particular situation to prevent all harm. That may or may not be the case.”

“The issue for all who do such [light work] is to maintain safety first and foremost. There is nothing gained by reckless acts and meeting a premature demise. So if you do [light] work, in connecting to the Divine Realm you can have a greater level of safety and protection by enlisting their help. This is never a guarantee. You are always buffeted by multiple forces, all of whom have some standing and some say in things, even the dark forces.”

“Humans need to be strong. Humans need to heal themselves and one another. They need to work together. They need to see there is strength in numbers. They need to wake up and enlist the reconnection of Divine Realm as their champion and their ally. If they do these things, they will win easily. The [negative] extraterrestrials are being kept at bay. …They are losing ground [to] the growing [human] spiritual enlightenment and awakening that …you see in those people who do not settle for things the way they are, and do question [the status quo].”

“Those [people] are the ones currently escaping the [mind control] manipulation, as some are resistant. Those are the potential saviors, and the ones who can listen to and accept our message. All can contribute in the ways we have stated. The choice is yours, and if you choose to side with the light, you will have many benefits and many blessings in the future.”

As a true light worker, Seth Rich exposed deep state corruption so that the world can learn the truth about our reality. The Earth is a better place because of Seth’s courage and sense of duty to the truth. And we are better off because of the wisdom and virtue found in the exhortations of Spirit Seth in urging humanity to shake off the apathy and ignorance dulling our minds, to understand our dire situation, and to utilize the forces of love in the Divine Realm to defeat the evil beings that are poised to destroy us.

Thank you Seth Rich.


Part Five in the Channeling Series (Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4)

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