Conspiracy theories emerged days after Seth Rich was shot and killed in Washington DC. It has been speculated that Hillary Clinton murdered Rich.
DC police is of the impression that the murder was an attempted robbery. The ordeal took place near his townhouse in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington.
According to the Washington Post, WikiLeaks brought these conspiracy theories into the mainstream. On Tuesday, the organization announced on Twitter that anyone who has information that can result to a conviction in Rich’s killing will win a $20,000 reward.
This reward adds to a $25,000 reward offered by DC police, which is a custom in all district homicides.
Seth Rich Murder: Assange’s Version
Julian Assange and his organization is providing active encouragement to the conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton murdered Seth Rich. It seems that WikiLeak’s activities is opting for the theory that the Democratic National Committee staffer was killed for heinous political purposes, perhaps by the former First Lady.
“WikiLeaks never sits on material. Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks,” Assange said.
“There’s a 27-year-old who works for the DNC who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the streets in Washington.”
Seth Rich Murder: Conspiracies are Misleading
However, Seth Rich’s father is against the stream of these volcanic rumors. “I don’t think I want to comment, I hope the additional money helps find out who did this,” Joel Rich said.
“I don’t want to play WikiLeaks’ game.”
It was earlier reported by Morning News USA that a few Reddit users have been theorizing that Rich was a DNC whistleblower. According to their theory, he was working to expose election fraud while secretly collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to Slate, Rich was 27 and had been working in DNC for two years.
Although government officials and security firms stated that the email dump by WikiLeaks was committed by Russia, Assange had said that it was from an insider.
This acts as fodder for theorists as they tend to believe that Hillary Clinton murdered Seth Rich.