Julian Assange Suggests Murdered DNC Staffer Could Be WikiLeaks Source
Aug 10, 2016
RUSH: While all of this is going on, the latest effort to cast Trump as dangerously unsuited, incompetent, unhinged, imbalanced, whatever, look at the headlines in the news since Monday about Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.
We have a rape victim who has come out to say that Hillary is a liar. The big champion of women failed a 12-year-old rape victim when Hillary Clinton defended the rapist.
This is incredible. We have Julian Assange of WikiLeaks who’s come out and said, hey, the Russians were not our source. The Russians did not leak Hillary’s emails to us. And then Julian Assange suggests that it was somebody at the Democrat National Committee who provided him with the emails that proved they had rigged the game against Bernie Sanders.
A 27-year-old Democrat staffer, Democrat National Committee staffer, guy by the name of Seth Rich, Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington at 4:19 in the morning on July 10th. It’s a Sunday morning. He was gunned down at 4:19 in the morning. Shortly after the killing, social media users were pursuing a lead saying that Seth Conrad Rich was on his way to the FBI at the time, intending to speak to special agents about an ongoing court case involving the Clinton family.
Seth Rich’s father, Joel Rich, told reporters (paraphrasing), “Hey, look, if it was a robbery gone bad that killed my son, it failed ’cause he still has his watch, he still has his money, he still has his credit cards, he still had his phone. So, if this was a robbery, it was a totally wasted effort except we lost my son’s life.”
Julian Assange has indirectly in an interview with Norwegian — it’s actually Dutch TV, and we’ve got the audio of this, and I’m looking now — hang on here, folks. It’s audio sound bite number 12. I want you to listen to this, and, if you miss it, I’ll point it out to you.
This is yesterday in the Netherlands, Dutch television program called Newser, and they’re interviewing Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. Question: “That stuff that you’re sitting on, the other emails, that stuff you’re sitting on is stuff that Trump’s hoping that the Russians find. Is there an October Surprise in there?”
ASSANGE: WikiLeaks never sits on material. Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. There’s a 27 year old, works for the DNC, who was shot in the back, murdered just two weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington. So…
ROSENTHAL: That was just a robbery, I believe. Wasn’t it?
ASSANGE: No. There’s no finding. So, uh, that’s the sort of…
ROSENTHAL: What are you suggesting? What are you suggesting?
ASSANGE: I’m suggesting that our sources take risks. And they become concerned to see things occurring like that.
RUSH: Okay, so he’s talking about this poor guy that got gunned down at 4:19 in the morning on July the 10th named Seth Rich and then happens to say at the end of the interview, “I’m suggesting our sources take risks.” That’s why we don’t tell anybody who they are. He brings up this staffer at the DNC murdered, gunned down, cold blood, 4:19 in the morning on July 10th and then does not leave it for us to infer. He implies directly that this guy was their source.
He’s a DNC staffer, the WikiLeaks release had to do with Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz rigging the game against Crazy Bernie. And this guy was supposedly en route to an interview with the FBI to provide more of what he knew, and he’s shot and killed. (interruption) You would think — the guy is at the Democrat National Committee, just on that basis alone somebody being murdered works at the DNC, don’t you think the Drive-Bys would be interested maybe to find a way to blame that on Trump?
But they’re not touching this. They’re not touching it. It’s Julian Assange and whoever else wants to make anything out of it. But the clear implication is that this poor guy was a source of data that WikiLeaks has released.
RUSH: You know, folks, it’s amazing with the Clintons. There are benefits to racking up years of experience. There are benefits to having a phenomenal memory to go along with those years of experience like I do. And therefore there’s something to be said for getting older because you cannot accrue experience without getting older.
And I have a story here today from Townhall.com, and I could swear… I could swear I saw these stories back in 1992, back in 1993, ’94. Can I share with you the headline? Here it is: “Clinton Body Count or Left-Wing Conspiracy? Three with Ties to DNC Mysteriously Die.” I can remember reading magazines back in 1992 that cataloged all the people the Clintons knew who had died, and the inherent conspiracies that were associated with this. And, lo and behold, here we go again.
This by Rachel Alexander at Townhall: “Since the Democratic National Committee emails were leaked a few weeks ago, three people associated with the DNC have all been found dead under what could be questionable circumstances.” (chuckling) Well, I’m sorry, folks, this is exactly the kind of stuff we saw back in 1992 and ’93. And when we saw it then, the Drive-Bys reared up and they said, “How dare you! This is beneath the scope of decency! How dare any of you bring this up?” Vince Foster and troopers in Arkansas, it was all over the place.
And back then, whenever the controversy arose, it came up on shows like Nightline. I mean, Ted Koppel routinely had discussions, roundtable discussions about it, and one of the things… I was on one of them. And one of the things I said was, “Who knows what happened here. But let me ask you a question.” I said, “Ted, how many people do you know in your life have been murdered? Ted, how many people do you know in your life that have died under suspicious circumstances?”
Of course the answer is zilch, zero, nada, none, very few. (snorts) Ask the Clintons that question (laughing), and it’s a significant number. It’s a lot of people they know who have died, who have been murdered. And the same question here from Rachel Alexander: “What it comes down to is this: How many other politicians have you heard of who have had so many mysterious deaths associated with them? You don’t hear of a Bush body count — not even an Obama body count. But there is a Clinton body count.” Townhall: Respectable, highly reputed journalism center.
RUSH: One more audio sound bite here back to guns for just a second. Bob Beckel. Remember Bob Beckel, he of the suspenders? He was on Fox, and he wasn’t on Fox, and I think he’s now on CNN. But this is back on the Fox Business Network in 2010. This is December 6, 2010. Eric Bolling is talking with Bob Beckel about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and Eric Bolling says to Bob Beckel:
“Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has issued a warning that his supporters are ready to publish a deluge of leaked documents if his activities are curtailed or if he’s killed or if he’s arrested. What is the political implication, Bob?” Meaning: Who gets hurt the most by Assange claiming he’s got a doomsday bomb that if he’s murdered or killed or whatever, that all kind of stuff gets released?
BECKEL: A dead man can’t leak stuff. This guy’s a traitor, a treasonous… And he has broken every law of the United States. The guy ought to be — and I’m not for the death penalty, so if I’m not for the death penalty, I want to do it illegally: Shoot the son of a (bleep).
RUSH: Whoa ho! So there you have it: A peace-loving liberal advocate, Bob Beckel, advocating that “the son-of-a-bitch” be shot. Just saying, folks. I’m just trying to make sure nobody loses sight of who is really who in all of these so-called issues that pop up. You know, Trump has said, “I didn’t intend it. I didn’t mean what you guys said.” Why is that not the end of it? “I didn’t mean it like you guys are saying.” So there are now roundtables: “Did Trump lie? Did Trump really mean it?
“Does Trump not even know what he’s saying? Could Trump have possibly have meant that he wanted to incur violence, wanted to inspire violence? Trump says he didn’t, but does he really know?” And, meanwhile, on the left… (interruption) You want to what? (interruption) Oh, yeah, I have it. Mr. Snerdley remembers the Townhall story: “Clinton Body Count or Left-Wing Conspiracy? Three With Ties to DNC Mysteriously Die.” He wanted to know the names of two.
He was killed at 4:19 in the morning on a Sunday. What is anybody doing up at 4:19 in the morning? He was leaving the house, said to be on his way to a meeting with FBI agents, at 4:19 in the morning. Now, he had the… If you schedule a meeting, say, at five a.m., and you’re leaving your home at 4:20, you have to think maybe you’re being surveilled and you would choose a time to leave where you think maybe nobody’s watching.
Why in the world are you gonna leave your house at 4:19? Well, that’s when he was… That’s the time of death, I think, so… (sigh) Anyway, apparently Julian Assange in things he said about this man, might well be the source for all that. And he was not robbed, because all of his money and all of his ID and his phone were all found on his body.
The second name is Shawn Lucas. “Shawn Lucas, along with filmmaker Ricardo Villaba, served the DNC on July 3 with a complaint and summons in a fraud action on behalf of Sanders supporters. In the video, he can be seen grinning, happy to do it. On August 2, he was found lying on the bathroom floor dead by his girlfriend when she came home that evening. His girlfriend said he was in good health.”
So he was part of a group that had filed a complaint and a summons in a fraud action. In other words, they were filing legal action against somebody for the fact that they have learned Crazy Bernie had been cheated.
And then the last name, John Ashe, A-s-h-e, the former president of the United Nations General Assembly, “John Ashe mysteriously passed away on June 22nd, a few days before he was scheduled to begin pretrial meetings involving shady financial dealings involving a former Clinton crony. The 61-year-old was supposed to testify against Chinese real estate developer Ng Lap Seng, who was implicated in the ‘Chinagate’ scandal for funneling money to the DNC for Bill Clinton through Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Trie.”
So those are the three. And then more suspicious deaths recently of people with ties to the Clintons. Victor Thorn, Joe Montano. “Victor Thorn, who wrote four books exposing the Clintons, reportedly killed himself with a gun on his 54th birthday.”
Look, the point here is it’s a Townhall story, and as I said last hour, it’s fascinating to watch these cycles repeat, because here you have now Rachel Alexander writing for Townhall asking the question a lot of people were asking back in 1992, “How many people do you know that have been murdered? How many people do you know in your life who have been killed? How many people do you know who have died, in violence, under suspicious circumstances?” Most every one of us the answer is gonna be zero. Some people, depending, maybe one, maybe two. I don’t think I know anybody.
But when you ask that question of the Clintons, the number is double digits. It’s just an interesting observation. No allegation being made here, ladies and gentlemen. I’m simply doing what I do here, chronicling what else is out there being said by others and how fascinating it is that, with the Clintons, it seems to never stop. It seems to never go away.