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by Sharon Rondeau
Rich was shot twice in the early-morning hours of July 10, 2016 on his way home to his Washington, DC apartment and rushed to the hospital, where he died approximately two hours later.
Couch’s group was dissatisfied with the investigation allegedly undertaken by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and has devoted time and resources, which reportedly include retired FBI agents and other law-enforcement professionals, to discovering who the perpetrators are.
Other than former DNC chairman Donna Brazile, no one from the DNC has voiced curiosity, concern or outrage over Rich’s murder at the age of 27 while in the employ of the official organization of the Democrat Party.
Couch and a number of other individuals and entities, including Fox News and The Washington Times, have been sued by Rich’s surviving family members, respectively, for allegedly disseminating false information and causing “intense distress, and other hardships on Joel and Mary Rich, Seth’s parents; and his brother, Aaron.
In reporting about the lawsuits, CNN termed Couch “a fringe Internet activist.”
On May 21, a third lawsuit naming Couch and others was filed by former Rich family spokesman Brad Bauman of The Pastorum Group for “severe emotional distress.” Bauman “no longer represents the family,” according to CNN.
Like the Obama “birth certificate” issue, The Washington Post and other mainstream outlets have attempted to quash “conspiracy theories” connecting Rich to the conveyance of thousands of DNC emails to the open-government organization WikiLeaks, which began releasing them just prior to the opening of the Democratic National Convention in late July 2016.
On Wednesday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Democratic strategist Richard Goodstein told host Tucker Carlson that Roseanne Barr, whose popular “reboot” was abruptly canceled by ABC on Wednesday following her tweet and later retraction of what was perceived as an insult to former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, had at one time raised “Seth Rich” in a conspiratorial way.
On March 30, 2018, The Chicago Tribune reported that Barr “”shared a YouTube video titled, ‘CONFIRMED: SCALISE IS AT THE SAME HOSPITAL THAT TOOK OUT SETH RICH,’ as well as various other Seth Rich-related bulletins” gleaned from reportage at The Daily Beast.
Earlier on Thursday, Couch produced a broadcast featuring the topics shown in the preview below.