by Sharon Rondeau

(Mar. 27, 2018) — Late on Monday night, America First Media Group founder Matt Couch gave a Periscope update on his arrival in Washington, DC to further investigate the Seth Rich murder.

As he did last week, Couch said that his organization is guaranteeing, through certain members of his team, “whistleblower” status for anyone coming forward with information on Rich’s brutal murder by gunshots the morning of July 10, 2016 in the capital city.

Rich had been the data director for the voter-registration arm of the DNC and was reported last year as having been the source of thousands of emails taken from the DNC servers and provided to WikiLeaks, which began releasing them just before the Democratic National Convention in July 2016.

Rich’s parents have denied that their son was a WikiLeaks source and on March 14, filed a lawsuit against Fox News for publishing an allegedly false article which claimed that a federal investigator had found evidence of Rich’s having sent the emails to WikiLeaks.

While not revealing his source, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has strongly suggested that Rich was a source of information.

“When is someone from the DNC going to mention Seth Rich?” Couch asked rhetorically just before the 23:00 mark in the 33:00 broadcast, referring to gun-control protests held on Saturday, including in Washington to much media fanfare, in response to the February 14 mass killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

“You never hear his name,” Couch said in regard to the “gun control” protests and Rich.  “Can you name one Democrat that has ever mentioned justice for Seth Rich?” he asked his viewers.

Couch said that his group has received some threats from unnamed individuals as a result of his ongoing investigation and conceded that the work bears considerable risk.

AFMG is represented by attorneys Ty Clevenger of New York and Jared Beck of Florida, Couch said.  On March 14, Clevenger filed a lawsuit naming the NSA, DOJ and FBI as defendants for having failed to produce documents requested under FOIA last fall regarding Seth Rich.

Couch’s group is also investigating the events leading up to the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, NV, which many believe have been obscured by local law enforcement and the FBI.  He said that “ISIS and Antifa” were “working together” to bring about the attack which killed 58 people and injured more than 500, with the trigger pulled by now-deceased Stephen Paddock.

Couch said that on Tuesday, he and his associates will be having “lots of meetings” toward the goal of “justice for Seth Rich.” He also thanked individuals who reportedly have “come forward” with information.


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