LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN)- The case of Seth Rich, a former Creighton University graduate and DNC staffer who was killed in 2016, is mentioned in the recently released Mueller Report.
According to the report, a theory that Rich leaked DNC documents that were later released by WikiLeaks leading to his death is untrue.
In the Summer of 2016, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange made a number of statements about Seth Rich, further increasing speculation after offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Rich’s murderer.
Assange said in a Fox New Interview that his interest in Seth Rich’s killer was due to to the “threat to alleged Wikileaks sources.”
After the U.S. Intelligence community publicly announced its assessment that Russia was behind the hacking operation, Assange continued to deny that the Clinton materials were released by Russian hacking. According to media reports, Assange told congressmen that the DNC hack was an inside job.
The Mueller Report states that the GRU, a Russian military intelligence agency, transferred stolen documents to Wikileaks through online archives set up by the GRU.
Seth Rich was a graduate of Creighton University at the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his death, Rich worked as a staffer at the Democratic National Committee on a project to connect voters with their polling places. Rich died in July of 2016 after being shot and killed in the neighborhood of Washington D.C.
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