by Sharon Rondeau

(May 23, 2017) — As promised, on Tuesday internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom released a statement on his website regarding the late Seth Rich, who was murdered in Washington, DC last July as he walked home in the early morning hours of July 10, 2017.

The murder of the former DNC staffer has not been solved.  Itt has been described as a “botched robbery” despite nothing of value having been taken from Rich’s person when he was left for dead after sustaining two gunshot wounds.

Since Dotcom spoke out on Friday claiming to have evidence that Rich was a source for WikiLeaks, speculation has mounted that Rich supplied the thousands of emails released beginning July 22, 2016 which showed that the DNC had planned to deny the Democrat presidential nomination to Bernie Sanders even if he were the voters’ preference.

With new developments in the case having been announced by Washington, DC’s Fox5 on May 15 alleging evidence that Rich had been in touch with WikiLeaks, Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity began reportage on his 10:00 p.m. ET television show as well as on his WABC radio show.

On Tuesday evening, Hannity declared on Twitter that he would have a “huge announcement” about the case as well as that “Mediamatters [sic] is trying to silence me, get me fired, pressure my advertising on radio & TV.”

“I need your help!” he punctuated one of his tweets.

In his website statement, Dotcom said that Rich had been in touch with him regarding his interest in a political party which Dotcom launched in New Zealand, where he has lived since 2010.

An early internet entrepreneur and master gamer, Dotcom has been under house arrest and is wanted for extradition by the United States on allegations of copyright infringement stemming from a file-sharing website he launched in 2005, Megaupload.

Although appealing the decision of the New Zealand court which upheld the extradition request, Dotcom stated that he is willing to travel to the United States to testify in the Rich case if he is guaranteed safe passage there and back.

His post is titled, “#SethRich was a hero” and begins, “I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.”

He ended the post with “In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.”


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