Sources: Seth Rich Was In Contact With WikiLeaks

Slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was in contact with WikiLeaks prior to his death, according to a private investigator hired by his family and law enforcement sources.

Rich was shot and killed almost a year ago in Northwest D.C. in what police called a botched robbery.

The family’s private investigator, Rod Wheeler, has revealed to FOX 5 DC that there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was in contact with WikiLeaks before his murder.

“Absolutely. Yeah. That’s confirmed,” Wheeler said when FOX asked if his sources could link Rich to WikiLeaks.

A federal investigator who spoke to Fox News corroborated this account, saying Rich was in contact with Gavin MacFayden, a director of WikiLeaks who has also died.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” which are in the possession of the FBI, the investigator said.

He claims there are 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments from the Democratic National Committee that were forwarded to MacFayden by Rich.

Wheeler, who is a former police homicide detective, is running his own investigation into Rich’s murder and believes the police department may be trying to cover up what actually led to Rich’s death.

“The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” said Wheeler. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”

Wheeler also claims that a source inside the police department told him the police were ordered to stand down on Rich’s case.

“Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that will come out [Tuesday].”

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