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RUSH: Bardstown, Kentucky. It’s Chris. Welcome to the program.

CALLER: Rush, thank you so much. I’m a huge fan. I really look up to you. When I’m not traveling… I bought the talk radio app for a dollar on the App Store, so I can listen to you when I travel. I have two kids; I’m reading the Rush Revere book right now. They love the talking horse. I run a small business, manufacturing. We’re booming. We make the X-Deck SafeTec Work Platform. Every guy in the shop listens to your program every day. We love you, Rush, and you have tied this together. You are the voice for all of us. But I wanted to make a comment.

You had mentioned yesterday how there’s a CIA program where they’re able to make the IP addresses look like they’re from other places. It’s really funny how this whole story today that we’ve been talking about all day, how the Washington Post believes this story, that their anonymous sources… And the Washington Post hired John Podesta. Podesta was the head of Hillary’s campaign. And today is the day, the day that the evidence that Seth Rich, the guy from the DNC, the one who had access… There never was a Russian hack. When Seth Rich, it’s proved that he leaked the information to WikiLeaks. All this stuff comes out to kind of keep media hushed and not talk about an actual murder.

RUSH: All right, now, first, it has not been proven that his emails were leaked to WikiLeaks. It’s not been proven that that means the Russians weren’t involved. This really gets in the weeds, and I’m glad you called because I want to use your call as a transition into it. But before we get into it, you mentioned that you use a talk radio app, which is fine and dandy. But you know what I want to do? I want to make you a subscriber to RushLimbaugh.com, a complimentary subscriber. That means you’ll get the newsletter as well.

But in addition, you can then get our app, and you can listen to this program on the app. You can listen to it live, you can listen to it as a podcast, you can watch the Dittocam version of it on our app. It’s simply the Rush Limbaugh app in the App Store, and it’s just another option for you. I’m not trying to talk you out of your system. I just want to give you another option. So don’t hang up here, Chris, so that we can find out what we have to do to comp you as a subscriber to RushLimbaugh.com and the newsletter. And we’ll send you, for your kids, a package of things including a Liberty doll, the talking horse from the Rush Revere series.

Now, here is the overview of this story. A Democrat National Committee staffer was murdered on July 10th last year not very far from his home. A DNC staffer. It is said that he had leaked something like 44,000 emails to WikiLeaks. Law enforcement sources are saying this. “A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen,” who is now room temperature.

He passed away from cancer. But he was an American investigative reporter; Seth Rich ostensibly used him as the go-between to get these 44,000 emails to WikiLeaks. The subject of the emails… Apparently, the story is that Seth Rich was outraged that DNC was rigging the primary for Hillary Clinton. Now, the local Washington police said (paraphrased), “No, no! There’s nothing to any of that. This is just a robbery gone bad.” The problem with that is that his wallet was not stolen nor his phone. So people say, “W-w-wait,” and the investigation so-called after that. No perp has been found.

“Robbery gone bad.” Seth Rich died, so the family of Seth Rich went out there and hired their own investigator, a guy by the name of Rod Wheeler. He’s a former detective in the Washington police department. He said, “My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks.” … This is not Wheeler: “‘I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,’ [a] federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.”

So if you accept all of this at face value, what you would conclude here is that the FBI (and, thus, Comey) knew about this connection of this Democrat National Committee staffer been murdered and his forwarding of 44,000 emails to WikiLeaks and despite knowing all of that, still pushed the Russian story. Rod Wheeler, who is the family investigator, said… (muttering) Let’s go to the sound bites. We’ve got this guy on sound bites. This story is written weirdly.

I don’t know who’s speaking. There are quotes here but no name attributed to it. So here’s the first bite. This is last night on local Fox 5 in Washington. The correspondent is Marina Marraco, and she’s speaking with Rod Wheeler, the investigator that Seth Rich’s family hired to look into this since they think the Washington police are stalling the investigation. Here’s the first bite exchange between the two…

WHEELER: The police department nor the FBI has been forthcoming. They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at — at the FBI. I’ve been told both.

MARRACO: But you have sources at the FBI saying that there is information —

WHEELER: For sure.

MARRACO: — that could link Seth Rich to WikiLeaks?

WHEELER: Absolutely. Yeah. And that’s confirmed.

RUSH: Wheeler is saying that there’s a police source that’s looked him dead in the eye and the FBI looked him dead in the eye and told him. But nobody’s seen it, folks. Nobody has seen the laptop and nobody’s seen the 44,000 emails. It’s just this guy saying so. Now, there’s more, but I’ve got one more sound bite to go. Wheeler continues his answer.

WHEELER: I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, “Rod, we were told to stand down in this case, and I can’t share any information with you.” Now, that’s highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC.

RUSH: All right. So the staffer, Seth Rich, is murdered back on July the 10th, and there was reputedly a computer with 44,000 emails that were transferred via intermediary to WikiLeaks. Nobody’s seen the computer. Nobody’s seen the emails. A family investigator says he’s been told all this, that it exists. So everybody that believes that, you’d have to believe that Comey and the FBI knew it and ignored it for something else. What did they look at as something else?

Well, let’s not forget the official storyline on what happened. The official storyline is that the Russians hacked the DNC and found a way for all the data that they found to get to WikiLeaks. Seth Rich, nothing to do with this; you don’t have any evidence, they’re saying, the Russians did it. How do we know? We don’t know from the FBI because the DNC did not allow the FBI to examine their computer network. Instead, the DNC hired an outfit called CrowdStrike, which is an outfit based in Ukraine, and the guy that runs CrowdStrike hates Vladimir Putin.

It is CrowdStrike which says that they analyzed a DNC computer, and they found fingerprints from two different Russian government intelligence organizations. And from that the FBI has accepted what CrowdStrike found and told them about. CrowdStrike also said that the Russians tried to get in and hack the RNC network but failed. So the FBI has not even been considering the Seth Rich story. They have defaulted to believing the Russian angle and CrowdStrike’s analysis.

They are a private sector forensic computer outfit and network outfit. And the FBI just accepted what they said and then were off and running now with the Russians leaked the data from the DNC to WikiLeaks. This does not involve Podesta. Podesta’s computer data, all those emails is not part of this. Podesta fell victim to his own phishing attack. Well, not his, but a phishing attack on his own computer.

WikiLeaks, I don’t know how they got it, but it’s not part of the hack, and it’s not related to Seth Rich. Nobody is claiming that Seth Rich also had Podesta’s emails. So there’s two different things here. Well, all these highfalutin sources are saying, “Well, you don’t have any evidence. Nobody’s seen Seth Rich’s laptop. Nobody’s seen those 44,000 of emails. Nobody knows about this intermediary sent to WikiLeaks.”

Well, by the same token, nobody has seen the evidence of the Russian hack of the DNC, either! We’re just accepting that because the FBI, which is second only to H. R. McMaster in integrity, is telling us this. We haven’t seen any evidence of anything about all this, do you realize that? Russian collusion, we haven’t seen any evidence. Everybody’s out saying “no question it happened, and we got a serious problem.” I haven’t seen any evidence of it. No solid evidence of it. But everybody, Republicans and Democrats alike are all, “Oh, yeah, the Russians, oh, God, they’re everywhere, man, trying to disrupt everything.”

Now, Seth Rich is a fascinating, fascinating angle, because if this actually turns out to be an internal leak from a disgruntled employee who happens to be mad at the way the DNC was rigging the game against Crazy Bernie, because that’s what we learned from that leak. We learned the DNC had rigged the primary against Crazy Bernie. That’s not from Podesta. That’s from the DNC computer.

So now there’s two competing theories as to how WikiLeaks got it, either from Seth Rich, who was murdered. And, by the way, he was murdered two weeks before all of this info shows up on WikiLeaks. So it’s a good, old-fashioned mystery. The FBI has chosen to accept whatever CrowdStrike told them and to leave this Seth Rich story as bohunk and that the only thing worth paying attention to here is the Russian connection.


RUSH: By the way, folks, on this contention that nobody’s seen the evidence on Seth Rich’s computer, this 44,000 emails. WTTG, the Fox 5 Eyeball News affiliate in Washington says that the family investigator — this is Rod Wheeler, says that there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death. Just as there is evidence that he was sending these emails, he was communicating in addition to that.

Now, if this is true, then this does great, great damage to the Russian theory, because there’s still no tangible evidence the Russians were involved in hacking the DNC — do you realize this? By the way, one minor correction. CrowdStrike is a U.S.-based outfit. They’re founded by a Ukrainian who does hate Putin.

The FBI did not conduct its own examination of the DNC computer system or its network. They let CrowdStrike do it. The DNC didn’t want the FBI to do it, so they hired CrowdStrike, and whatever CrowdStrike said, the FBI accepted. And the CrowdStrike are the only people who are saying, yeah, we found some Russian fingerprints in there.

Do you realize there is no tangible evidence that the Russians were involved in hacking the DNC? It’s just become something everybody accepts because so many people have been conditioned, “Oh, yeah, the Russians are hacking everybody, Russians colluding with Trump.”

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