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At one time, the FBI insisted they possessed no records relating to Seth Rich's murder. Now they’re asking a federal court for an order to seal the records that they said they didn’t have –- they have them, all right –- for 66 years.

Recall that Seth Rich was the young staffer for the Democratic National Committee who was murdered on a Washington DC street as he walked home in the early AM on July 10, 2016, in what was said to be a botched robbery. Rich was shot in the back twice and apparently left for dead; his wallet, phone and other valuables were not taken; and, as far as has been made public, there were no witnesses to the shooting. He died at the hospital.

After the homicide, there was, as described by the news outlet SLAY, “a vacuum of information” that continues to this day, along with an active suppression of reporting on Rich’s case. Since his shooting occurred soon after then-DNC chair John Podesta’s emails --- quite damaging to the DNC and Hillary --- were leaked to WikiLeaks, there was speculation that Rich, reportedly a Bernie Sanders supporter, might’ve been the real source of those leaks. Gee, it might not have been a Russian hack at all; we certainly have never seen proof that it was. Didn't matter; the “Russian DNC hack” narrative was the wellspring for the whole Russia Hoax.  Take away the "Russian hack," and it all falls apart.

If the DOJ wants to stop such a “crazy conspiracy theory” in its tracks, all they have to do is release what they have on Seth Rich. It should be easy to set the record straight if this is indeed nothing more than a botched robbery. Perhaps Rick’s death really was just one of those random, senseless murders. After all, robberies and shootings happen frequently in DC, and the “cold case” files are full of them.

But that’s not the way the FBI is reacting to requests for information. They want a court to reverse an order to comply or, failing that, to have the information sealed for 66 years. The FBI made this latest filing in response to a court order made September 29 by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant for the Eastern District of Texas that it “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop” in response to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Mazzant gave them 14 days; that deadline passed on October 13.

Apparently that’s not all the FBI is withholding. They’ve got three reports from CrowdStrike dating from 2016 regarding the alleged “Russian hack” on the DNC servers. Recall that Crowdstrike never turned over copies of the DNC hard drives to the FBI and that, amazingly, the Bureau did not press them for these, opting simply to go with the CrowdStrike report.

https://slaynews.com/news/fbi-asks-court-seal-seth-rich-laptop-evidence-66-years/

As reported in a “premium” story by THE EPOCH TIMES, “The FBI’s assertion that the privacy interest Rich’s family members hold outweighed the public interest was rejected by Mazzant, who noted the Bureau cited no relevant case law supporting the argument.”

Previous rulings in other cases have found that loved ones of dead people have a substantial privacy interest in preventing the disclosures of autopsies, death scene photographs, and other materials from a person’s final moments, but those considerations don’t apply in this case, Judge Mazzant said.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-asks-court-for-66-years-to-release-information-from-seth-richs-computer

A dead person has no right to privacy, but isn’t it thoughtful of the FBI to be so concerned with the privacy of Seth Rich’s family after all this time? Those people at the Bureau are so nice! One thing we have to give the FBI --- they are nothing if not considerate.

Recall that Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that the “Russian government” was responsible for publicly releasing the DNC emails online and that “Seth Rich played no role in this scheme.” He decided this even though an executive for CrowdStrike, in a sworn deposition, said they had no evidence of Russian hacking, only an opinion.

Here’s Judge Mazzant’s 53-page order, which in its first few pages offers some background on the case as well --- very interesting reading.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23107237-order-on-seth-rich-files

When plaintiff Brian Huddleston, through attorney Ty Clenenger, first requested information from the FBI, they told him they didn’t have any. But emails disclosed in a separate case told a different story, and in 2020 the FBI had to admit they possessed thousands of documents. The Bureau then identified about 20,000 files that were potentially responsive to the request, later narrowing that down to 1,563 pages. To date, they have produced...75 pages.

The FBI argued that they had no way of knowing if the information they have that purportedly was “extracted from Seth Rich’s personal laptop” and provided to them by “a source” was real, but Clevenger and Huddleston countered that their cyber expert can determine that. The “source” apparently gave them a compact disc with information contained on Seth's laptop. “The FBI did not open an investigation into the murder of Seth Rich,” they said, “nor did it provide investigative or technical assistance to any investigation into the murder of Seth Rich. As a result, the FBI has never extracted the data from the compact disc and never processed the information contained on the disc.” Well, then, how do they know it needs to be squirreled away for 66 years?

Oh, they have an answer to that! To produce the information, the FBI would have to convert the information on the disc into pages and then review the pages to redact information “per FOIA.” They request time to do this at 500 pages a month, which adds up to almost 67 years. Attorney Ty Clevenger told THE EPOCH TIMES, “After dealing with the FBI for five years, I now assume that the FBI is lying to me unless and until it proves otherwise. The FBI is desperately trying to hide records about Seth Rich, and that begs the question of why.”

I have an idea:  take some of the manpower away from surveilling grandmas in MAGA hats and raiding everyone who even discussed attending the January 6 rally, and put a few of those agents on this.  It might speed up the process a little.

TechnoFog, on Substack, says the FBI is claiming documents must be withheld on “national security grounds” because “disclosure of the information would threaten intelligence-gathering efforts.” Some of the information they have on the case, they say, was “provided by foreign government agencies under an implied assurance of confidentiality.” It may –- or may not –- include whether the FBI used a “code name” associated with Seth Rich. (Now, why would they do that?) They say their information includes “details of intelligence activities, sources, and methods relating to national security.” Ah, the intel community’s ever-reliable “sources and methods” line. But it worked –- the order from Mazzant, an Obama appointee, still does not require the production of any of that.

https://technofog.substack.com/p/court-orders-production-of-seth-rich

Sorry to have to say it, but the FBI’s own arguments are building the case for a “conspiracy theory.” And that seems odd, when with a little transparency and cooperation they could so easily put it to rest, right? If they were using a code, they can redact it. If they were using confidential sources, they can redact those names. The more they try to withhold thousands of pages information, especially with “national security” arguments such as this, the less Rich’s death sounds like a random homicide.

The revelation of who really leaked those emails --- which might just thaw out the cold case into Seth Rich’s death --- will likely have to be answered by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. But even though he long ago offered $20,000 for information leading to Rich’s killer, he has so far lived up to his promise to NEVER reveals a source. I wish he’d make an exception this one time. More to come.

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  • Mike Tierney

    10/31/2022 06:36 PM

    I find it interesting that you find fault with opinions about Rich's involvement with the emails but you never mention the fantasy voter scam of Don's. Strictly the opinion of Don and his collaborators. No facts ever, right Rudy? As for "2000 Mules", another collection of opinions and conspiracy theories with nary a fact.
    But I agree 100% that whatever they have should be made public. Just as Don should make everything he has about voter fraud public. Oh....wait Don has released everything he has.

  • Deb Fazzi

    10/31/2022 04:56 PM

    And don't forget the hysterical scene at DC police headquarters by DNC chairwoman when they had possession of laptops. That story has just dried up and blown away

  • Louis Papsidero

    10/31/2022 04:54 PM

    Personally, I think they don't want their evil actions known, and to protect the guilty. But, God will punish the guilty.

  • John J Carse

    10/31/2022 03:32 PM

    Before I die, I would like The Clintons sent to prison for the murder of at least one of the people who disappeared or died at their hand. Based on her actions Mrs. Clinton never believed anyone was safe from murder if it came down to her and the murder prospect. She made L. Johnson look like an amateur compared to her. Guns are better than Russian umbrellas. I wonder which corn field the gunman is buried in.

  • Ron Stephens

    10/31/2022 02:16 PM

    The math of this rate of release works out to 396,000 pages. Does anybody think that is a reasonable number of pages for one individual to have on one computer if they are only personal use? If not, what might be all those other pages?

  • Scotty Strickland

    10/31/2022 02:00 PM

    Clearly, if they were truly about dispelling "misinformation" and not furthering the gossip mill, they'd present their proof. We all know they're dying to crow about anything. Hiding things till we're all dead and gone simply PROVES the opposite. They have reason to keep the secrets. This side or the next, they'll answer for their sins. But it's such a shame his parents won't get the justice deserved for the murder of their son. God bless them.

  • Darlene F. Donston

    10/31/2022 01:55 PM

    I remember when that young guy was shot! It is all about Hillary and it always has been. You are from Arkansas and I had a list of all the suspicious "accidents" that had happened in that State when Bill was Governor! Well it is still happening because they are protecting the Clinton Crime Family the same way they are protecting the Biden Crime Family. It is just too bad that we have NO Justice System anymore! A lot of people have been killed with the Clinton's in Politics and it is pretty much the same thing with the Biden Crime Family only this time it is TREASON! How about them involved in China, Russia, Ukraine and Iran? Obama and Kerry with Iran, NOTHING is ever done about any of these and look how many years it has been! Remember that Husband and Wife named the Rosenbergs or whatever? They got what they deserved!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike Melnyk

    10/31/2022 01:36 PM

    I remember this vividly. About time Clintons were supposed to have slain about 50 people.

  • Dennis R Minella

    10/31/2022 12:42 PM

    They don't want to release the info, just like they don't want to release Hunter Biden's laptop info, just like they won't release Epstein's client list. Why? Most likely because it will ruin the public opinion of the degenerate pedos, reinforce our assumptions about the Clintons, Obama and Soros, AND the unbelievable corruption that takes place inside the Democratic Party. Plain and simple.

  • Dennis Powers

    10/31/2022 11:47 AM

    Born: Chelsea Victoria Clinton · February 27, 1980
    In 66 years, her age would be approximately 108 if she were not already deceased and any statute of limitation of complicity would not apply.

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    At one time, the FBI insisted they possessed no records relating to Seth Rich's murder. Now they’re asking a federal court for an order to seal the records that they said they didn’t have –- they have them, all right –- for 66 years.

    Recall that Seth Rich was the young staffer for the Democratic National Committee who was murdered on a Washington DC street as he walked home in the early AM on July 10, 2016, in what was said to be a botched robbery. Rich was shot in the back twice and apparently left for dead; his wallet, phone and other valuables were not taken; and, as far as has been made public, there were no witnesses to the shooting. He died at the hospital.

    After the homicide, there was, as described by the news outlet SLAY, “a vacuum of information” that continues to this day, along with an active suppression of reporting on Rich’s case. Since his shooting occurred soon after then-DNC chair John Podesta’s emails --- quite damaging to the DNC and Hillary --- were leaked to WikiLeaks, there was speculation that Rich, reportedly a Bernie Sanders supporter, might’ve been the real source of those leaks. Gee, it might not have been a Russian hack at all; we certainly have never seen proof that it was. Didn't matter; the “Russian DNC hack” narrative was the wellspring for the whole Russia Hoax.  Take away the "Russian hack," and it all falls apart.

    If the DOJ wants to stop such a “crazy conspiracy theory” in its tracks, all they have to do is release what they have on Seth Rich. It should be easy to set the record straight if this is indeed nothing more than a botched robbery. Perhaps Rick’s death really was just one of those random, senseless murders. After all, robberies and shootings happen frequently in DC, and the “cold case” files are full of them.

    But that’s not the way the FBI is reacting to requests for information. They want a court to reverse an order to comply or, failing that, to have the information sealed for 66 years. The FBI made this latest filing in response to a court order made September 29 by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant for the Eastern District of Texas that it “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop” in response to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Mazzant gave them 14 days; that deadline passed on October 13.

    Apparently that’s not all the FBI is withholding. They’ve got three reports from CrowdStrike dating from 2016 regarding the alleged “Russian hack” on the DNC servers. Recall that Crowdstrike never turned over copies of the DNC hard drives to the FBI and that, amazingly, the Bureau did not press them for these, opting simply to go with the CrowdStrike report.

    https://slaynews.com/news/fbi-asks-court-seal-seth-rich-laptop-evidence-66-years/

    As reported in a “premium” story by THE EPOCH TIMES, “The FBI’s assertion that the privacy interest Rich’s family members hold outweighed the public interest was rejected by Mazzant, who noted the Bureau cited no relevant case law supporting the argument.”

    Previous rulings in other cases have found that loved ones of dead people have a substantial privacy interest in preventing the disclosures of autopsies, death scene photographs, and other materials from a person’s final moments, but those considerations don’t apply in this case, Judge Mazzant said.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-asks-court-for-66-years-to-release-information-from-seth-richs-computer

    A dead person has no right to privacy, but isn’t it thoughtful of the FBI to be so concerned with the privacy of Seth Rich’s family after all this time? Those people at the Bureau are so nice! One thing we have to give the FBI --- they are nothing if not considerate.

    Recall that Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that the “Russian government” was responsible for publicly releasing the DNC emails online and that “Seth Rich played no role in this scheme.” He decided this even though an executive for CrowdStrike, in a sworn deposition, said they had no evidence of Russian hacking, only an opinion.

    Here’s Judge Mazzant’s 53-page order, which in its first few pages offers some background on the case as well --- very interesting reading.

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23107237-order-on-seth-rich-files

    When plaintiff Brian Huddleston, through attorney Ty Clenenger, first requested information from the FBI, they told him they didn’t have any. But emails disclosed in a separate case told a different story, and in 2020 the FBI had to admit they possessed thousands of documents. The Bureau then identified about 20,000 files that were potentially responsive to the request, later narrowing that down to 1,563 pages. To date, they have produced...75 pages.

    The FBI argued that they had no way of knowing if the information they have that purportedly was “extracted from Seth Rich’s personal laptop” and provided to them by “a source” was real, but Clevenger and Huddleston countered that their cyber expert can determine that. The “source” apparently gave them a compact disc with information contained on Seth's laptop. “The FBI did not open an investigation into the murder of Seth Rich,” they said, “nor did it provide investigative or technical assistance to any investigation into the murder of Seth Rich. As a result, the FBI has never extracted the data from the compact disc and never processed the information contained on the disc.” Well, then, how do they know it needs to be squirreled away for 66 years?

    Oh, they have an answer to that! To produce the information, the FBI would have to convert the information on the disc into pages and then review the pages to redact information “per FOIA.” They request time to do this at 500 pages a month, which adds up to almost 67 years. Attorney Ty Clevenger told THE EPOCH TIMES, “After dealing with the FBI for five years, I now assume that the FBI is lying to me unless and until it proves otherwise. The FBI is desperately trying to hide records about Seth Rich, and that begs the question of why.”

    I have an idea:  take some of the manpower away from surveilling grandmas in MAGA hats and raiding everyone who even discussed attending the January 6 rally, and put a few of those agents on this.  It might speed up the process a little.

    TechnoFog, on Substack, says the FBI is claiming documents must be withheld on “national security grounds” because “disclosure of the information would threaten intelligence-gathering efforts.” Some of the information they have on the case, they say, was “provided by foreign government agencies under an implied assurance of confidentiality.” It may –- or may not –- include whether the FBI used a “code name” associated with Seth Rich. (Now, why would they do that?) They say their information includes “details of intelligence activities, sources, and methods relating to national security.” Ah, the intel community’s ever-reliable “sources and methods” line. But it worked –- the order from Mazzant, an Obama appointee, still does not require the production of any of that.

    https://technofog.substack.com/p/court-orders-production-of-seth-rich

    Sorry to have to say it, but the FBI’s own arguments are building the case for a “conspiracy theory.” And that seems odd, when with a little transparency and cooperation they could so easily put it to rest, right? If they were using a code, they can redact it. If they were using confidential sources, they can redact those names. The more they try to withhold thousands of pages information, especially with “national security” arguments such as this, the less Rich’s death sounds like a random homicide.

    The revelation of who really leaked those emails --- which might just thaw out the cold case into Seth Rich’s death --- will likely have to be answered by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. But even though he long ago offered $20,000 for information leading to Rich’s killer, he has so far lived up to his promise to NEVER reveals a source. I wish he’d make an exception this one time. More to come.

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    Comments 11-20 of 22

    • Mike Tierney

      10/31/2022 06:36 PM

      I find it interesting that you find fault with opinions about Rich's involvement with the emails but you never mention the fantasy voter scam of Don's. Strictly the opinion of Don and his collaborators. No facts ever, right Rudy? As for "2000 Mules", another collection of opinions and conspiracy theories with nary a fact.
      But I agree 100% that whatever they have should be made public. Just as Don should make everything he has about voter fraud public. Oh....wait Don has released everything he has.

    • Deb Fazzi

      10/31/2022 04:56 PM

      And don't forget the hysterical scene at DC police headquarters by DNC chairwoman when they had possession of laptops. That story has just dried up and blown away

    • Louis Papsidero

      10/31/2022 04:54 PM

      Personally, I think they don't want their evil actions known, and to protect the guilty. But, God will punish the guilty.

    • John J Carse

      10/31/2022 03:32 PM

      Before I die, I would like The Clintons sent to prison for the murder of at least one of the people who disappeared or died at their hand. Based on her actions Mrs. Clinton never believed anyone was safe from murder if it came down to her and the murder prospect. She made L. Johnson look like an amateur compared to her. Guns are better than Russian umbrellas. I wonder which corn field the gunman is buried in.

    • Ron Stephens

      10/31/2022 02:16 PM

      The math of this rate of release works out to 396,000 pages. Does anybody think that is a reasonable number of pages for one individual to have on one computer if they are only personal use? If not, what might be all those other pages?

    • Scotty Strickland

      10/31/2022 02:00 PM

      Clearly, if they were truly about dispelling "misinformation" and not furthering the gossip mill, they'd present their proof. We all know they're dying to crow about anything. Hiding things till we're all dead and gone simply PROVES the opposite. They have reason to keep the secrets. This side or the next, they'll answer for their sins. But it's such a shame his parents won't get the justice deserved for the murder of their son. God bless them.

    • Darlene F. Donston

      10/31/2022 01:55 PM

      I remember when that young guy was shot! It is all about Hillary and it always has been. You are from Arkansas and I had a list of all the suspicious "accidents" that had happened in that State when Bill was Governor! Well it is still happening because they are protecting the Clinton Crime Family the same way they are protecting the Biden Crime Family. It is just too bad that we have NO Justice System anymore! A lot of people have been killed with the Clinton's in Politics and it is pretty much the same thing with the Biden Crime Family only this time it is TREASON! How about them involved in China, Russia, Ukraine and Iran? Obama and Kerry with Iran, NOTHING is ever done about any of these and look how many years it has been! Remember that Husband and Wife named the Rosenbergs or whatever? They got what they deserved!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike Melnyk

      10/31/2022 01:36 PM

      I remember this vividly. About time Clintons were supposed to have slain about 50 people.

    • Dennis R Minella

      10/31/2022 12:42 PM

      They don't want to release the info, just like they don't want to release Hunter Biden's laptop info, just like they won't release Epstein's client list. Why? Most likely because it will ruin the public opinion of the degenerate pedos, reinforce our assumptions about the Clintons, Obama and Soros, AND the unbelievable corruption that takes place inside the Democratic Party. Plain and simple.

    • Dennis Powers

      10/31/2022 11:47 AM

      Born: Chelsea Victoria Clinton · February 27, 1980
      In 66 years, her age would be approximately 108 if she were not already deceased and any statute of limitation of complicity would not apply.

    Trump Indictment News

    October 31, 2022
    |

    At one time, the FBI insisted they possessed no records relating to Seth Rich's murder. Now they’re asking a federal court for an order to seal the records that they said they didn’t have –- they have them, all right –- for 66 years.

    Recall that Seth Rich was the young staffer for the Democratic National Committee who was murdered on a Washington DC street as he walked home in the early AM on July 10, 2016, in what was said to be a botched robbery. Rich was shot in the back twice and apparently left for dead; his wallet, phone and other valuables were not taken; and, as far as has been made public, there were no witnesses to the shooting. He died at the hospital.

    After the homicide, there was, as described by the news outlet SLAY, “a vacuum of information” that continues to this day, along with an active suppression of reporting on Rich’s case. Since his shooting occurred soon after then-DNC chair John Podesta’s emails --- quite damaging to the DNC and Hillary --- were leaked to WikiLeaks, there was speculation that Rich, reportedly a Bernie Sanders supporter, might’ve been the real source of those leaks. Gee, it might not have been a Russian hack at all; we certainly have never seen proof that it was. Didn't matter; the “Russian DNC hack” narrative was the wellspring for the whole Russia Hoax.  Take away the "Russian hack," and it all falls apart.

    If the DOJ wants to stop such a “crazy conspiracy theory” in its tracks, all they have to do is release what they have on Seth Rich. It should be easy to set the record straight if this is indeed nothing more than a botched robbery. Perhaps Rick’s death really was just one of those random, senseless murders. After all, robberies and shootings happen frequently in DC, and the “cold case” files are full of them.

    But that’s not the way the FBI is reacting to requests for information. They want a court to reverse an order to comply or, failing that, to have the information sealed for 66 years. The FBI made this latest filing in response to a court order made September 29 by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant for the Eastern District of Texas that it “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop” in response to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Mazzant gave them 14 days; that deadline passed on October 13.

    Apparently that’s not all the FBI is withholding. They’ve got three reports from CrowdStrike dating from 2016 regarding the alleged “Russian hack” on the DNC servers. Recall that Crowdstrike never turned over copies of the DNC hard drives to the FBI and that, amazingly, the Bureau did not press them for these, opting simply to go with the CrowdStrike report.

    https://slaynews.com/news/fbi-asks-court-seal-seth-rich-laptop-evidence-66-years/

    As reported in a “premium” story by THE EPOCH TIMES, “The FBI’s assertion that the privacy interest Rich’s family members hold outweighed the public interest was rejected by Mazzant, who noted the Bureau cited no relevant case law supporting the argument.”

    Previous rulings in other cases have found that loved ones of dead people have a substantial privacy interest in preventing the disclosures of autopsies, death scene photographs, and other materials from a person’s final moments, but those considerations don’t apply in this case, Judge Mazzant said.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-asks-court-for-66-years-to-release-information-from-seth-richs-computer

    A dead person has no right to privacy, but isn’t it thoughtful of the FBI to be so concerned with the privacy of Seth Rich’s family after all this time? Those people at the Bureau are so nice! One thing we have to give the FBI --- they are nothing if not considerate.

    Recall that Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that the “Russian government” was responsible for publicly releasing the DNC emails online and that “Seth Rich played no role in this scheme.” He decided this even though an executive for CrowdStrike, in a sworn deposition, said they had no evidence of Russian hacking, only an opinion.

    Here’s Judge Mazzant’s 53-page order, which in its first few pages offers some background on the case as well --- very interesting reading.

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23107237-order-on-seth-rich-files

    When plaintiff Brian Huddleston, through attorney Ty Clenenger, first requested information from the FBI, they told him they didn’t have any. But emails disclosed in a separate case told a different story, and in 2020 the FBI had to admit they possessed thousands of documents. The Bureau then identified about 20,000 files that were potentially responsive to the request, later narrowing that down to 1,563 pages. To date, they have produced...75 pages.

    The FBI argued that they had no way of knowing if the information they have that purportedly was “extracted from Seth Rich’s personal laptop” and provided to them by “a source” was real, but Clevenger and Huddleston countered that their cyber expert can determine that. The “source” apparently gave them a compact disc with information contained on Seth's laptop. “The FBI did not open an investigation into the murder of Seth Rich,” they said, “nor did it provide investigative or technical assistance to any investigation into the murder of Seth Rich. As a result, the FBI has never extracted the data from the compact disc and never processed the information contained on the disc.” Well, then, how do they know it needs to be squirreled away for 66 years?

    Oh, they have an answer to that! To produce the information, the FBI would have to convert the information on the disc into pages and then review the pages to redact information “per FOIA.” They request time to do this at 500 pages a month, which adds up to almost 67 years. Attorney Ty Clevenger told THE EPOCH TIMES, “After dealing with the FBI for five years, I now assume that the FBI is lying to me unless and until it proves otherwise. The FBI is desperately trying to hide records about Seth Rich, and that begs the question of why.”

    I have an idea:  take some of the manpower away from surveilling grandmas in MAGA hats and raiding everyone who even discussed attending the January 6 rally, and put a few of those agents on this.  It might speed up the process a little.

    TechnoFog, on Substack, says the FBI is claiming documents must be withheld on “national security grounds” because “disclosure of the information would threaten intelligence-gathering efforts.” Some of the information they have on the case, they say, was “provided by foreign government agencies under an implied assurance of confidentiality.” It may –- or may not –- include whether the FBI used a “code name” associated with Seth Rich. (Now, why would they do that?) They say their information includes “details of intelligence activities, sources, and methods relating to national security.” Ah, the intel community’s ever-reliable “sources and methods” line. But it worked –- the order from Mazzant, an Obama appointee, still does not require the production of any of that.

    https://technofog.substack.com/p/court-orders-production-of-seth-rich

    Sorry to have to say it, but the FBI’s own arguments are building the case for a “conspiracy theory.” And that seems odd, when with a little transparency and cooperation they could so easily put it to rest, right? If they were using a code, they can redact it. If they were using confidential sources, they can redact those names. The more they try to withhold thousands of pages information, especially with “national security” arguments such as this, the less Rich’s death sounds like a random homicide.

    The revelation of who really leaked those emails --- which might just thaw out the cold case into Seth Rich’s death --- will likely have to be answered by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. But even though he long ago offered $20,000 for information leading to Rich’s killer, he has so far lived up to his promise to NEVER reveals a source. I wish he’d make an exception this one time. More to come.

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    • Mike Tierney

      10/31/2022 06:36 PM

      I find it interesting that you find fault with opinions about Rich's involvement with the emails but you never mention the fantasy voter scam of Don's. Strictly the opinion of Don and his collaborators. No facts ever, right Rudy? As for "2000 Mules", another collection of opinions and conspiracy theories with nary a fact.
      But I agree 100% that whatever they have should be made public. Just as Don should make everything he has about voter fraud public. Oh....wait Don has released everything he has.

    • Deb Fazzi

      10/31/2022 04:56 PM

      And don't forget the hysterical scene at DC police headquarters by DNC chairwoman when they had possession of laptops. That story has just dried up and blown away

    • Louis Papsidero

      10/31/2022 04:54 PM

      Personally, I think they don't want their evil actions known, and to protect the guilty. But, God will punish the guilty.

    • John J Carse

      10/31/2022 03:32 PM

      Before I die, I would like The Clintons sent to prison for the murder of at least one of the people who disappeared or died at their hand. Based on her actions Mrs. Clinton never believed anyone was safe from murder if it came down to her and the murder prospect. She made L. Johnson look like an amateur compared to her. Guns are better than Russian umbrellas. I wonder which corn field the gunman is buried in.

    • Ron Stephens

      10/31/2022 02:16 PM

      The math of this rate of release works out to 396,000 pages. Does anybody think that is a reasonable number of pages for one individual to have on one computer if they are only personal use? If not, what might be all those other pages?

    • Scotty Strickland

      10/31/2022 02:00 PM

      Clearly, if they were truly about dispelling "misinformation" and not furthering the gossip mill, they'd present their proof. We all know they're dying to crow about anything. Hiding things till we're all dead and gone simply PROVES the opposite. They have reason to keep the secrets. This side or the next, they'll answer for their sins. But it's such a shame his parents won't get the justice deserved for the murder of their son. God bless them.

    • Darlene F. Donston

      10/31/2022 01:55 PM

      I remember when that young guy was shot! It is all about Hillary and it always has been. You are from Arkansas and I had a list of all the suspicious "accidents" that had happened in that State when Bill was Governor! Well it is still happening because they are protecting the Clinton Crime Family the same way they are protecting the Biden Crime Family. It is just too bad that we have NO Justice System anymore! A lot of people have been killed with the Clinton's in Politics and it is pretty much the same thing with the Biden Crime Family only this time it is TREASON! How about them involved in China, Russia, Ukraine and Iran? Obama and Kerry with Iran, NOTHING is ever done about any of these and look how many years it has been! Remember that Husband and Wife named the Rosenbergs or whatever? They got what they deserved!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike Melnyk

      10/31/2022 01:36 PM

      I remember this vividly. About time Clintons were supposed to have slain about 50 people.

    • Dennis R Minella

      10/31/2022 12:42 PM

      They don't want to release the info, just like they don't want to release Hunter Biden's laptop info, just like they won't release Epstein's client list. Why? Most likely because it will ruin the public opinion of the degenerate pedos, reinforce our assumptions about the Clintons, Obama and Soros, AND the unbelievable corruption that takes place inside the Democratic Party. Plain and simple.

    • Dennis Powers

      10/31/2022 11:47 AM

      Born: Chelsea Victoria Clinton · February 27, 1980
      In 66 years, her age would be approximately 108 if she were not already deceased and any statute of limitation of complicity would not apply.

    Election 2024 Coverage

    October 31, 2022
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    At one time, the FBI insisted they possessed no records relating to Seth Rich's murder. Now they’re asking a federal court for an order to seal the records that they said they didn’t have –- they have them, all right –- for 66 years.

    Recall that Seth Rich was the young staffer for the Democratic National Committee who was murdered on a Washington DC street as he walked home in the early AM on July 10, 2016, in what was said to be a botched robbery. Rich was shot in the back twice and apparently left for dead; his wallet, phone and other valuables were not taken; and, as far as has been made public, there were no witnesses to the shooting. He died at the hospital.

    After the homicide, there was, as described by the news outlet SLAY, “a vacuum of information” that continues to this day, along with an active suppression of reporting on Rich’s case. Since his shooting occurred soon after then-DNC chair John Podesta’s emails --- quite damaging to the DNC and Hillary --- were leaked to WikiLeaks, there was speculation that Rich, reportedly a Bernie Sanders supporter, might’ve been the real source of those leaks. Gee, it might not have been a Russian hack at all; we certainly have never seen proof that it was. Didn't matter; the “Russian DNC hack” narrative was the wellspring for the whole Russia Hoax.  Take away the "Russian hack," and it all falls apart.

    If the DOJ wants to stop such a “crazy conspiracy theory” in its tracks, all they have to do is release what they have on Seth Rich. It should be easy to set the record straight if this is indeed nothing more than a botched robbery. Perhaps Rick’s death really was just one of those random, senseless murders. After all, robberies and shootings happen frequently in DC, and the “cold case” files are full of them.

    But that’s not the way the FBI is reacting to requests for information. They want a court to reverse an order to comply or, failing that, to have the information sealed for 66 years. The FBI made this latest filing in response to a court order made September 29 by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant for the Eastern District of Texas that it “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop” in response to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Mazzant gave them 14 days; that deadline passed on October 13.

    Apparently that’s not all the FBI is withholding. They’ve got three reports from CrowdStrike dating from 2016 regarding the alleged “Russian hack” on the DNC servers. Recall that Crowdstrike never turned over copies of the DNC hard drives to the FBI and that, amazingly, the Bureau did not press them for these, opting simply to go with the CrowdStrike report.

    https://slaynews.com/news/fbi-asks-court-seal-seth-rich-laptop-evidence-66-years/

    As reported in a “premium” story by THE EPOCH TIMES, “The FBI’s assertion that the privacy interest Rich’s family members hold outweighed the public interest was rejected by Mazzant, who noted the Bureau cited no relevant case law supporting the argument.”

    Previous rulings in other cases have found that loved ones of dead people have a substantial privacy interest in preventing the disclosures of autopsies, death scene photographs, and other materials from a person’s final moments, but those considerations don’t apply in this case, Judge Mazzant said.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-asks-court-for-66-years-to-release-information-from-seth-richs-computer

    A dead person has no right to privacy, but isn’t it thoughtful of the FBI to be so concerned with the privacy of Seth Rich’s family after all this time? Those people at the Bureau are so nice! One thing we have to give the FBI --- they are nothing if not considerate.

    Recall that Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that the “Russian government” was responsible for publicly releasing the DNC emails online and that “Seth Rich played no role in this scheme.” He decided this even though an executive for CrowdStrike, in a sworn deposition, said they had no evidence of Russian hacking, only an opinion.

    Here’s Judge Mazzant’s 53-page order, which in its first few pages offers some background on the case as well --- very interesting reading.

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23107237-order-on-seth-rich-files

    When plaintiff Brian Huddleston, through attorney Ty Clenenger, first requested information from the FBI, they told him they didn’t have any. But emails disclosed in a separate case told a different story, and in 2020 the FBI had to admit they possessed thousands of documents. The Bureau then identified about 20,000 files that were potentially responsive to the request, later narrowing that down to 1,563 pages. To date, they have produced...75 pages.

    The FBI argued that they had no way of knowing if the information they have that purportedly was “extracted from Seth Rich’s personal laptop” and provided to them by “a source” was real, but Clevenger and Huddleston countered that their cyber expert can determine that. The “source” apparently gave them a compact disc with information contained on Seth's laptop. “The FBI did not open an investigation into the murder of Seth Rich,” they said, “nor did it provide investigative or technical assistance to any investigation into the murder of Seth Rich. As a result, the FBI has never extracted the data from the compact disc and never processed the information contained on the disc.” Well, then, how do they know it needs to be squirreled away for 66 years?

    Oh, they have an answer to that! To produce the information, the FBI would have to convert the information on the disc into pages and then review the pages to redact information “per FOIA.” They request time to do this at 500 pages a month, which adds up to almost 67 years. Attorney Ty Clevenger told THE EPOCH TIMES, “After dealing with the FBI for five years, I now assume that the FBI is lying to me unless and until it proves otherwise. The FBI is desperately trying to hide records about Seth Rich, and that begs the question of why.”

    I have an idea:  take some of the manpower away from surveilling grandmas in MAGA hats and raiding everyone who even discussed attending the January 6 rally, and put a few of those agents on this.  It might speed up the process a little.

    TechnoFog, on Substack, says the FBI is claiming documents must be withheld on “national security grounds” because “disclosure of the information would threaten intelligence-gathering efforts.” Some of the information they have on the case, they say, was “provided by foreign government agencies under an implied assurance of confidentiality.” It may –- or may not –- include whether the FBI used a “code name” associated with Seth Rich. (Now, why would they do that?) They say their information includes “details of intelligence activities, sources, and methods relating to national security.” Ah, the intel community’s ever-reliable “sources and methods” line. But it worked –- the order from Mazzant, an Obama appointee, still does not require the production of any of that.

    https://technofog.substack.com/p/court-orders-production-of-seth-rich

    Sorry to have to say it, but the FBI’s own arguments are building the case for a “conspiracy theory.” And that seems odd, when with a little transparency and cooperation they could so easily put it to rest, right? If they were using a code, they can redact it. If they were using confidential sources, they can redact those names. The more they try to withhold thousands of pages information, especially with “national security” arguments such as this, the less Rich’s death sounds like a random homicide.

    The revelation of who really leaked those emails --- which might just thaw out the cold case into Seth Rich’s death --- will likely have to be answered by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. But even though he long ago offered $20,000 for information leading to Rich’s killer, he has so far lived up to his promise to NEVER reveals a source. I wish he’d make an exception this one time. More to come.

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    • Mike Tierney

      10/31/2022 06:36 PM

      I find it interesting that you find fault with opinions about Rich's involvement with the emails but you never mention the fantasy voter scam of Don's. Strictly the opinion of Don and his collaborators. No facts ever, right Rudy? As for "2000 Mules", another collection of opinions and conspiracy theories with nary a fact.
      But I agree 100% that whatever they have should be made public. Just as Don should make everything he has about voter fraud public. Oh....wait Don has released everything he has.

    • Deb Fazzi

      10/31/2022 04:56 PM

      And don't forget the hysterical scene at DC police headquarters by DNC chairwoman when they had possession of laptops. That story has just dried up and blown away

    • Louis Papsidero

      10/31/2022 04:54 PM

      Personally, I think they don't want their evil actions known, and to protect the guilty. But, God will punish the guilty.

    • John J Carse

      10/31/2022 03:32 PM

      Before I die, I would like The Clintons sent to prison for the murder of at least one of the people who disappeared or died at their hand. Based on her actions Mrs. Clinton never believed anyone was safe from murder if it came down to her and the murder prospect. She made L. Johnson look like an amateur compared to her. Guns are better than Russian umbrellas. I wonder which corn field the gunman is buried in.

    • Ron Stephens

      10/31/2022 02:16 PM

      The math of this rate of release works out to 396,000 pages. Does anybody think that is a reasonable number of pages for one individual to have on one computer if they are only personal use? If not, what might be all those other pages?

    • Scotty Strickland

      10/31/2022 02:00 PM

      Clearly, if they were truly about dispelling "misinformation" and not furthering the gossip mill, they'd present their proof. We all know they're dying to crow about anything. Hiding things till we're all dead and gone simply PROVES the opposite. They have reason to keep the secrets. This side or the next, they'll answer for their sins. But it's such a shame his parents won't get the justice deserved for the murder of their son. God bless them.

    • Darlene F. Donston

      10/31/2022 01:55 PM

      I remember when that young guy was shot! It is all about Hillary and it always has been. You are from Arkansas and I had a list of all the suspicious "accidents" that had happened in that State when Bill was Governor! Well it is still happening because they are protecting the Clinton Crime Family the same way they are protecting the Biden Crime Family. It is just too bad that we have NO Justice System anymore! A lot of people have been killed with the Clinton's in Politics and it is pretty much the same thing with the Biden Crime Family only this time it is TREASON! How about them involved in China, Russia, Ukraine and Iran? Obama and Kerry with Iran, NOTHING is ever done about any of these and look how many years it has been! Remember that Husband and Wife named the Rosenbergs or whatever? They got what they deserved!!!!!!!!!

    • Mike Melnyk

      10/31/2022 01:36 PM

      I remember this vividly. About time Clintons were supposed to have slain about 50 people.

    • Dennis R Minella

      10/31/2022 12:42 PM

      They don't want to release the info, just like they don't want to release Hunter Biden's laptop info, just like they won't release Epstein's client list. Why? Most likely because it will ruin the public opinion of the degenerate pedos, reinforce our assumptions about the Clintons, Obama and Soros, AND the unbelievable corruption that takes place inside the Democratic Party. Plain and simple.

    • Dennis Powers

      10/31/2022 11:47 AM

      Born: Chelsea Victoria Clinton · February 27, 1980
      In 66 years, her age would be approximately 108 if she were not already deceased and any statute of limitation of complicity would not apply.