Family wants answers in Seth Rich case

May 31, 2017 |

The investigation into the homicide of DNC staffer Seth Rich last July has taken a new turn, with a spokesman for his family saying that the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police should be more forthcoming with information about the case. Obviously, this family has been through hell, and they’re right in seeing that the way to counter disturbing “hearsay and conspiracy theories” is with hard facts. But the police department has been uncharacteristically reticent about this particular case.

Typically in an unsolved case, they release surveillance video of the crime scene in an effort to obtain more information. In fact, they’ve had 12 such cases just in the past week. But in this case, when the Daily Caller asked them if such footage existed, they neither confirmed nor denied it, though we now know from the public incident report obtained by their reporters that at least three officers at the scene were wearing body cams. The department also denied a Freedom Of Information Act request for information relating to the crime; the denial is under appeal. They say they’re in communication with the family but are releasing no information at this time.


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Attorney and lobbyist Jack Burkman is –- like Seth’s family –- frustrated by all the talk, the lack of leads, and also by what he perceives as “no action.” He’s leading an independent investigation called “The Profiling Project” with volunteer professors and graduate students from George Washington University’s Student Association for Forensic Psychology. He’s also put up a $105,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for Seth’s killing, and he’s challenged the DNC (which he says has “done nothing” to help), RNC and Sean Hannity to match that amount. He’s also suing in the DC Superior Court to force the police to release the video footage, additional security video, the medical examiner’s report and ballistics evidence.

According to Roll Call, the 27-year-old Rich was employed with the DNC as the director for “voter expansion” and worked on a computer application for helping voters find polling places. He’d worked there for two years and had just taken a job with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. And, yes, “hearsay and conspiracy theories” are swirling around what he may have been involved in, so the best way to to deal with those is with the correct information.

Right?

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  • Donna Dawson

    06/12/2017 04:51 PM

    Thank? you for your efforts. How many people need to mysteriously die who are affiliated with her?
    I pray she is brought to justice. If she's not behind this death, God knows she's been behind others.

  • Eric Schaetzle

    06/12/2017 10:48 AM

    Please find the computer / server that the DC Mayor is hiding with the help of the DC Police. The trail probably goes straight to the Lynch Justice Department or higher. God bless your efforts. Thanks.

  • Marianne J Cramer

    06/11/2017 07:08 PM

    Why wasn't anyone allowed in the ER with him except LEO? Then only the FBI was allowed in. They allowed him to die or killed him!!!

  • Sara Carpenter

    06/11/2017 05:10 PM

    My sympathy to the family of Seth!! I have been following this story since it started and it is all so strange and suspicious....Why all the secrecy?? What are they hiding???? Someone or someones are covering up or maybe being paid hush money.....I hope that the truth will come out and justice will be served!

  • Bett

    06/11/2017 04:35 PM

    Thank you Mr Huckabee,
    For the sake of the victim and his family, citizens, and our country, we stand with you in pursuing this crime. A murder took place and it needs to be thoroughly investigated no matter where it leads. How can we as citizens encourage this to happen?

  • Ron Riddle

    06/11/2017 04:11 PM

    They don't call her Killary for nothing!

  • Kathy Barnes

    06/11/2017 03:59 PM

    Sean Hannity almost lost his job at Fox for investigating Seth Rich. I'm still not sure he will keep his job. Every time someone try's to look into his death they get silenced which is a good sign someone doesn't want the truth to come out. Mike Huckabee I enjoy your news letters that I receive everyday. I love your sense of humor and you have a way of always "hitting the nail on the head" with your comments.

  • Rita Martin

    06/11/2017 03:47 PM

    You would think that his employer (DNC) would be screaming for justice in this case. You would think they would be offering a reward for the capture of his killer/s. That is, unless they don't want them found for some reason.

  • Karen Shipley

    06/11/2017 02:19 PM

    Thank you for writing this. I will share it. To which government official or committee would it be most helpful for me to call or write? If DC weren't so corrupt we would not need to put pressure on them for them to do their duty for this family. It is a national shame!

  • KATHY C SETKA

    06/07/2017 10:10 PM

    I feel incredibly sad for this family. You send your adult child to Washington and he never comes home. With the Clinton's and the DNC involved, this poor family will never have any answers or closure.

  • Norm Taylor

    06/02/2017 11:24 AM

    In my opinion as a retired police detective with over 25 years experience it was not a botched robbery as the police have said. It clearly seems like a hit to silence him. There are so many questions that need to be answered, for example:- Why was there pressure from several folks to get the police investigators to stand down on the investigation. If this case is to be solved I suggest a person or persons set up a reward of roughly 1 to 2 million dollars and publish the reward. You can rest assured that with this amount of money as a reward if this case is at all
    connected to the 2016 election and the WikiLeaks information or if any political party was involved people who know what really happened will certainly come forward with real solid evidence. I also strongly suggest this case be taken over by DOJ Investigators or the FBI as it sounds like the local police have caved in to local politics and other who do not want the case solved. The family of this young victim and the American people need the real truth as this case may also have national security implications relating as to which political party may be involved.
    This case could blow up the invented Russian theory that was started as well. Good Luck.

  • Kat Amanti

    06/01/2017 11:34 PM

    Dear Mike Huckabee,
    Thanks so much for writing this!! It is so encouraging that maybe because of your help, there will be an honest investigation regarding the murder of this young man. I have been so upset by this and the American people deserve answers!! Also, what about Eric Bravermen? He was a former CEO of the Clinton foundation. He has been missing for over 215 DAYS!! Something very sinister is going on with the DNC and the Clintons. I hope men or women of integrity will step up and find out what is happening. There are others who are also dead who were investigating voter fraud, in 2016. Very sad, and the Liberal Media is strangely SILENT regarding these homicides and "mysterious" deaths and disappearances. Thanks for your honesty and integrity. It is so nice to be able to TRUST someone in your position. I believe in YOU which is so refreshing! I love watching you and listening to you!! God Bless you Mr. Huckabee.

  • Melissa Merrill

    06/01/2017 07:39 PM

    Very sad result. I have no clue what the motive was behind it. Should it be more suspect, I am certain it will serve as a 'lesson' to anyone who entertained similar actions/behaviors for fear they too would suffer same consequence.

  • Jim Wood

    06/01/2017 08:58 AM

    Most people following this know it stinks with Clinton crap. He found something she didn't want out. A good look at the Clinton mafia will turn over some facts. I for one just wonder when/if a special prosecutor in to the Clinton corruption will begin.

  • Chrissa hawkins

    06/01/2017 08:33 AM

    You have the ability to talk to president trump please tell him to open a investigation into the Seth rich murder!

  • Sega

    06/01/2017 02:12 AM

    It is important to note that guns went missing from an FBI vehicle just 2 hours and an 11 minute drive away (according to Google maps using the addresses of the guns & murder scene). There's also the fact Debbie "The Election Rigger" Wasserman-Schultz is involved in about 10 scandals right now, including this one. Some of those scandals seem to connect at points. Also note her brother is a Federal Prosecutor in DC. With the amount of corruption and cover up going on, it seems possible that a rogue FBI agent (or agents) murdered Seth Rich, disposed of the guns, reported them missing/stolen, disposed of the bodycam footage, and through DWS's brother they got the investigation called off.

    Meanwhile in recent news a Federal Prosecutor was found dead on a beach in DWS's district in Florida. I believe this would connect more to her Pakistani IT workers, but those workers might have information on Seth Rich's death. The Pakistani IT workers had Top Secret clearance and worked on computers for 31 House Democrats. It is rumored they had dirt on all of them (similar to J Edgar Hoover) and they were blackmailing those House Democrats with information taken from their own computers. Could some of that information include the murder of Seth Rich, betrayal of William "Ryan" Owens, or one of many other scandals?

    It seems the answers to at least one of DWS's many scandals are on a computer she threatened the DC Police Chief over (caught on video). The computer belongs to one of her Pakistani IT workers, and it has not been investigated.

    I know much of what I have typed may seem like only some conspiracies, but in all seriousness there is a race on to get to that laptop. Can you contact the right people to look into that computer before it goes missing or is destroyed with bleach bit and hammers?

    Thank you

    https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/washingtondc/news/press-releases/fbi-offers-up-to-10000-reward-to-recover-stolen-weapons

  • Tamara harding

    06/01/2017 01:46 AM

    This is the missing piece of the puzzle that ties a story of elaborate corruption of our justice department, our intelligence agencies, collossal abuse of power and collusion of the obama administration to interfere with our electoral process to rig our election to preserve his legacy and keep the power of the presidency for democrats, and blame it all on russia. I want to see people prosecuted for this. There will be lots of them, if the special council, a good buddy of that snake james comey, isnt corrupt as well, but he has to be if he respects james comey.

  • Mr. Jacks

    05/31/2017 11:59 PM

    This is a legitimate petition to:

    "Appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the murder of Seth Rich"

    Please sign and pass along for others to sign:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker

  • Vicki Larrabee

    05/31/2017 11:49 PM

    Thank you for speaking up for Seth Rich and his family. I hope we can keep this case in the forefront until it is properly investigated. God bless you Mr Huckabee.

  • Nancy Ireland

    05/31/2017 11:03 PM

    It is so refreshing to know a man with your integrity is involved in helping to support President Trump. You are intelligent, insightful, and honest.....I am a proud American who supports your efforts and genuinely appreciates your willingness to be on the front line in this "media selective" country. God Bless You!

  • Lisa Robertson

    05/31/2017 10:58 PM

    The truth is if you mess with the Clinton's you die look at their track record. Whee ever someone was gong to squeal they end up dead

  • Patricia Hague

    05/31/2017 09:21 PM

    Sir, we, the people,are so very sick of the Clinton machine getting away with "murder", subterfuge, and more varieties of smoke and mirrors!!! When will they be brought to justice? How blatant and obviously crooked do they have to be before Righteous Justice is begged for and acted on?

  • Brenda Clark

    05/31/2017 08:43 PM

    If it were my child I would want to know the truth. And if it is proven he leaked emails to wikileaks I would be proud that he wanted the truth to come out.

  • Jane doe

    05/31/2017 08:27 PM

    Good write-up Gov. Huckabee. Sad and concerned this case will go cold because those in the media that may be able to bring light and attention to it, in order to bring those responsible to justice, are being gagged.

  • James

    05/31/2017 08:13 PM

    This family has the right to know the status of the investigation. With everything that is and has gone on surrounding the elections and afterwards, with everything that has been speculated with the Clinton's I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it was an assassination because he knew the election was being rigged in the favor of Hillary. But wouldn't surprise me if Obama was at the root of it as well..

  • Mary Laura Courtney

    05/31/2017 08:12 PM

    I am following this case closely and I'm glad that Seth Rich's family is wanting answers as well! I pray that we get the answers on why this young man had to lose his life. He did not deserve to die this way.

  • Grace Klaassen

    05/31/2017 08:10 PM

    Praying for this family in a very difficult situation. They need answers, and the American public needs answers. It does raise questions why the police are not handling this murder in the "usual manner." Thanks for reminding us to pray about this and other families that need answers about why their sons and daughters disappeared or died mysteriously. May justice be done.

  • Sandra Freeman

    05/31/2017 08:06 PM

    In all of the hype its easy to forget this young man has a family still waiting for answers. I will be praying that the persons responsible are brought to justice.

  • Annie Doezie

    05/31/2017 07:32 PM

    His murder was a message to all other leakers, obviously, because of the bike stand donated in Seth Rich's name by the DNC. There is so much circumstantial evidence that I would be surprised if there isn't already a Grand Jury impaneled. I think those are secretive on purpose, so we won't know of its existence until after they've concluded. Thank you, Governor Huckabee, for everything you're doing. I'm glad we've got you as our bulldog to watch over this and keep us informed.

  • Lori Vincent

    05/31/2017 07:00 PM

    Thank you for your factual reporting. Your honesty and openness are both appreciated and refreshing. That being said, it's past time for the police to stop covering and start answering! This family deserves answers and Seth Rich deserves justice. Let the chips fall where they may. God bless.

  • Cindy Teo

    05/31/2017 06:40 PM

    Obviously a clear plot to have him killed to cover up the truth. Hillary and team are highly suspected and the truth will prevail when a kind of protection can be given to the other guy (the hacker) who was involved and get all the proofs from him. Anyone with intelligence should be able to see why Seth was being killed. Simply take a close look at all the crooks in their face...lots of guilt in them...they cannot escape from their bad deeds!