Can sharing information which casts a negative light on Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) get you killed? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sure appears to think so – and he might be right.
Seth Conrad Rich, a DNC staffer, was shot dead on the street like a rabid dog just days after Julian Assange began sharing hacked DNC emails from the party’s system.
While the WikieLeaks founder will neither confirm or deny Seth Rich was the source of the DNC leaked emails, he believes the online rumors to the affirmative may have gotten him killed.
Seth Rich, 27, was working a the DNC Voter Expansion Data Director when he was gunned down in Washington, D.C. on July 10.
Assange has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the young man’s killer.
The offer of a hefty reward has further fueled speculation Rich was the source of the embarrassing emails which brought down multiple notable DNC staffers, including party leader Debbie Wasserman-Schutlz, just before Hillary’s convention was slated to begin.
Julian Assange told Fox News he feels compelled to protect the safety of his sources and believes offering a reward for someone who only MAY have been a source is a required course of action.
“If there’s someone who’s potentially connected to our publication, and that person has been murdered in suspicious circumstances, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the two are connected,” Assange said “But it is a very serious matter … That type of allegation is very serious, and it’s taken very seriously by us.”
If potential sources are afraid to step forward out of fear of being assassinated, the information well will dry up and the public will lose one of its largest sources of inside information
The DNC leaked emails included 20,000 messages from top party insiders which appear to have proven claims by Bernie Sanders’ supporters that the fix was in for Hillary and the DNC primary system was rigged from the get go.
When government and political entities fear being outed for their shady dealings, there is at least the ghost of a chance them might opt against engaging in corrupt behavior.
Without WikiLeaks, and similar outsider groups like it, there is little to no fear of devious private dealings being released to the public.
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