by Sharon Rondeau

(Mar. 7, 2018) — On Wednesday afternoon, America First Media Group co-founder Matt Couch gave a live Periscope interview concerning the case of slain DNC Data Director Seth Rich based on his organization’s research to date.

The interview was in reality a soliloquy in which Couch expounded on his findings in the officially-unsolved murder perpetrated against the 27-year-old in Washington, DC in July 2016.  Couch then responded to questions sent to him by email and/or instant message about the case.

Couch and internet entrepreneur and New Zealand resident Kim Dotcom have said that Rich was not killed in a “botched robbery,” as the mainstream media has reported.  In his broadcast Wednesday, Couch agreed.

Since last May, Dotcom has claimed to have been “involved” in the transfer of thousands of “leaked” emails from DNC servers to the open-government organization WikiLeaks.  On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks began releasing the emails, many of which revealed that party officials had marginalized Sen. Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries.

Several days ago, Dotcom indicated his support for Couch’s reporting on the Rich case.

For nearly two years, the mainstream media has maintained an unswerving narrative that an attempted robbery ended in Rich’s murder in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016.  The media remains strangely incurious as to why no one has been arrested in light of over $300,000 in rewards having been offered by various entities.  In fact, when a major media or political figure has dared to raise questions about the public narrative, the media has been quick to ridicule the individual, as in the instances of FNC’s Sean Hannity and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

The media has also long reported that the DNC servers were “hacked” by Russian operatives and that the idea that Rich could have been the conduit between the DNC and WikiLeaks is an absurdity.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said publicly, including in a January 3, 2017 interview with Hannity in London, that he did not obtain the DNC emails from Russia or any “state party.”  While WikiLeaks maintains a policy of never identifying its sources, Assange strongly implied in an interview with Dutch television in August 2016 that Rich was a source.

He additionally offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of Rich’s assassin.

Hannity mentioned Dotcom on his show last August while speaking with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who had recently met with Assange and is convinced that Assange can provide information valuable to the U.S. government.

On both Monday and Tuesday evenings, Hannity commented that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was engaged to finish the investigations into alleged Russian “collusion” with the Trump campaign and “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election, should interview Assange about the origin of the DNC emails.

For his part, Dotcom’s attorneys have written twice to Mueller offering to make their client available to answer questions and give testimony in the Rich case. According to Dotcom, neither letter received a response.

On February 16, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein held a press conference in which he announced that Mueller’s investigation had yielded 13 grand jury indictments of Russian individuals and three Russian-led organizations which allegedly interfered in the U.S. electoral process in 2016.  To date, no indictments have been issued for the alleged “hacking” of the DNC servers.

According to former FBI Director James Comey during sworn testimony, the DNC did not permit the FBI to examine the servers for evidence as to the identity of those who copied the emails.

During his commentary on Wednesday, Couch stated that the Rich family is “scared, very scared” and that Joel and Mary Rich, as well as their remaining child Aaron, have been commandeered by Brad Baumann, a Democrat operative employed by The Pastorum Group.

Couch hosts a radio show, with podcasts available here.


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