“SETH RICH IS A HERO FOR EXPOSING CROOKED HILLARY”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 19, 2018) — In what could be a follow-on to his tweet on Sunday, internet businessman Kim Dotcom tweeted on Monday evening that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a “criminal.”
Dotcom said that he believed that had Clinton not “cheated and rigged the game,” meaning 2016 the Democratic primary contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “would have beaten Trump” in the November general election.
He credited “an informed electorate” for ultimately choosing Trump over Clinton.
In January 2012, Dotcom’s New Zealand home was raided by the police after the U.S. government charged him with copyright infringement in connection with his “Megaupload” file-sharing website which was subsequently closed down.
Dotcom has denied any wrongdoing and in turn sued the police for illegal search and seizure, winning a private settlement last fall. He claims that the Obama regime targeted and shuttered his business as a result of pressure from Hollywood actors who complained, allegedly unjustifiably, that their films were shared illegally on Dotcom’s website.
Last spring, Dotcom entered into a Twitter conversation with FNC host Sean Hannity about Seth Rich, a young DNC staffer who was shot in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016 near his Washington, DC home. Although characterized as a “botched robbery” by the DC Metro Police Department, Rich’s valuables were said to be on his person when emergency responders arrived and took him to a nearby hospital.
Dotcom has said that the DNC narrative, echoed by the mainstream press, that thousands of emails taken from its servers in the run-up to the 2016 Democratic National Convention were not taken by “the Russians,” but rather, by Rich after he realized that the DNC had cheated Bernie Sanders out of a fair primary season in favor of Clinton.
Former DNC deputy chairman Donna Brazile has written that she discovered “proof” that in fact, the process was “rigged” against Sanders as the result of “a joint fundraising agreement document between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund and Hillary for America” agreed to early in the presidential campaign cycle.
Once published by WikiLeaks just before the start of the convention, the stolen emails revealed bias in favor of Clinton on the part of then-DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other party officials as well as what some would interpret as subtle racism and a condescending attitude toward Democrat voters.
In 2015, Dotcom predicted in an interview that he and WikiLeaks would play a significant role in the U.S. presidential election.
On his website last year, Dotcom posted a section about Rich’s alleged role in the WikiLeaks DNC email release under the title, “#SethRich is a hero.”
“I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak,” Dotcom wrote.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has strongly implied, although not confirmed, that Rich was a source for his organization.
As with the Obama birth certificate controversy, the mainstream media has been quick to deny that Rich was involved in the DC “hack” and published refutations from Rich’s family, whose spokesman is a consultant with the “progressive” organization The Pastorum Group.
Other outlets have turned to ridiculing those suggesting that the circumstances surrounding Rich’s death are suspicious, such as The Washington Examiner’s characterization of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich last year as “fueling a conspiracy theory” after he spoke out on Hannity’s program.
Dotcom has offered publicly to testify to Congress or to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team regarding the information he claims to have about the DNC intrusion. Last May, Dotcom’s attorneys sent a letter to Mueller which Dotcom said received no response. On Sunday night, Dotcom indicated that his lawyers sent a second letter which was met with the same non-response.
Approximately an hour before issuing his tweet about Clinton on Monday, Dotcom tweeted:
On Sunday, Dotcom claimed that the person who downloaded the DNC emails eventually published by WikiLeaks used a “memory stick,” as he had stated last year.