WikiLeaks offered a reward Tuesday for information on the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer.
ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2016
The journalistic organization issued the $20,000 reward for specific information “leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.”
According to reports, Rich was beaten, repeatedly shot and killed while walking home early last month. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier stated during a news conference last week that the incident could have been an attempted robbery – although Rich’s wallet, watch and phone were never taken.
As reported by NBC Washington, the Metropolitan Police Department is similarly offering a reward of as much as $25,000 for information on Rich.
WikiLeaks’ offer has fueled speculation that Rich was responsible for providing the organization with the nearly 20,000 leaked DNC emails. Wikileaks has not commented on any potential relationship between them and the staffer.
Rich is one of three people linked to the DNC who have died under “questionable circumstances” since the DNC email leaks, which has produced the spread of a “left-wing conspiracy,” writes TownHall’s Rachael Alexander.
Shawn Lucas, who in early July served the DNC “with a complaint and summons in a fraud action on behalf of Sanders supporters,” was found dead in his bathroom on August 2.
John Ashe, the former President of the United Nations General Assembly, also died on June 22 just several days before he was “scheduled to begin pretrial meetings involving shady financial dealings regarding a former Clinton crony.”