Julian Assange has been advancing the Seth Rich WikiLeaks informant theory after the DNC employee was murdered under mysterious circumstances.
“There’s a 27-year-old who works for the DNC and who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the streets in Washington,” Assange said in Dutch TV show Nieuwsuur.
According to Buzzfeed, Assange believes that WikiLeaks sources take risks. He added that he and his organization never reveal who their sources are.
ALSO READ: Shawn Lucas Death: See Timeline Of Events
Seth Rich WikiLeaks Informant: Assange’s Hint
On Tuesday, Assange indicated that Democratic National Congress staffer Seth Rich was a Wikileaks informant. Apparently, he suggested so, in the Dutch television program Nieuwsuur, that Rich was the whistleblower who provided Wikileaks the DNC emails. Now, he has been murdered.
During the interview, the reporter asked Assange whether Rich’s murder was a robbery. Assange promptly said it wasn’t, because the robbery motive was not yet proven.
He added, “So… I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.”
Seth Rich WikiLeaks Informant: Assange’s Take on Russia as the Hacker
The Guardian reported that Hillary Clinton had been blaming Russian intelligence services for hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer system. She also accused Republican nominee Donald Trump of supporting Russian president Vladimir Putin.
When asked if he believes in the allegation that Russia is behind the hacking of the emails, the WikiLeaks founder denied such strongly. Assange claimed that the Clinton campaign is trying to create distractions by putting up issues like Russian hackers, as the DNC is rigging the elections.
“Whenever we publish about some major institution, they are always trying to make a distraction,” Assange said. With the fuzz over the DNC staffer’s murder and the hacked emails, the founder of the Internet crusade is suggesting the Hillary Clinton murder theory.
Assange then declared a $20,000 reward for information on Seth Rich’s murder that would lead to the conviction of the killer.