The FBI is resisting requests for access to Seth Rich’s laptop, which is odd given that the lapdog corporate media has already ruled that the agency has nothing to conceal from the American public regarding the 2016 death of the DNC staffer. Unless following court instructions in some way jeopardizes the official account of the dubious details we were given.
The FBI is defying a September court order from the US District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas to “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop,” The conflict between the various sides of the controversy has been centered on Rich’s laptop.
It appears as though the FBI is defending its story. Think about this
NPR previously provided the following timeline of the conflict involving Rich’s laptop contents in October 2020:
Twitter has been ordered by a federal judge in California to reveal the identify of an anonymous user who allegedly faked an FBI document to spread a rumor about the 2016 murder of Seth Rich, a staff member of the Democratic National Committee.
The decision may enable the @whyspertech on Twitter to be identified as the rightful owner. The user allegedly gave Fox News fake FBI documents through that account. The documents made a bogus connection between Rich’s murder and the WikiLeaks theft of Democratic Party emails prior to the 2016 presidential election.
Even while Twitter tried to conceal the user’s identity, U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu in Oakland, California, mandated on Tuesday that the tech giant hand up the details to lawyers defending Rich’s family in a defamation lawsuit by Oct. 20.
It is the most recent development in a protracted story about a conspiracy idea that shook Washington, devastated a mourning family, and sparked numerous legal disputes.
According to a now-retracted Fox News report, Rich’s computer was somehow involved in the Democratic Party email breach that was sent to WikiLeaks, and Rich’s murder was somehow connected to that reported leak. Even in the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, the theory was refuted.
Rich’s parents, who had a confirmed account of his passing and a contentious version of events, were among those who were interviewed by NBC in November 2020:
Seth Rich’s parents, who claimed in a lawsuit that Fox News had exploited their son’s passing in stories and comments, have reached a deal with the cable news network.
The agreement was acknowledged by both parties on Tuesday.
In 2016, Rich was shot and died in Washington, D.C., after what the police claimed to be a failed robbery attempt. Joel and Mary Rich, his parents, had taken issue with a Fox piece and comments that erroneously claimed their son had leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign.
U.S. intelligence reports debunked internet allegations that Rich had been killed for releasing emails.
However, the FBI is now required to present what they have. According to media accounts, that has not yet occurred.
“To this day we still don’t have good information on Seth Rich’s murder. He was shot in the back twice in the early morning near his home. He died later in the hospital. The police recorded the event as a robbery and yet Rich’s phone, wallet, and personal items were with him when the police arrived,” Jim Hoft reported for The Gateway Pundit, adding:
“Some people suspect Rich was the source of the emails that went to WikiLeaks before the 2016 Election related to Hillary and her corrupt actions over many years. These emails were ignored by the corrupt mainstream media but were shared by Wikileaks and on social media at that time.
A short time after Seth Rich’s death, the Russia collusion story was created. It’s also suspected in certain circles that the Russia collusion story was created to keep eyes off of Seth Rich’s murder.”
GWP provided more information:
The FBI denied having any information or documents pertaining to the murder of Seth Rich. But it turned out it was untrue, and the information was finally uncovered.
The FBI was compelled to turn up material on Seth Rich’s computer that was in their possession as well as papers relating to Crowdstrike and the alleged 2016 breach of the DNC after attorney Ty Clevenger sued the government in court.
And now the FBI is delaying once more!
What do they have to hide? Why won’t they disclose the data?
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Ty Clevenger at Lawflog reported: