The Muller report firmly establishes that Julian Assange used Seth Rich’s murder to cover for his GRU sources after he published DNC emails on Wikileaks.
I say used his murder because would he have dared to smear Rich, attributing to him the theft of the DNC material if the young man were alive to defend himself?
I think not.
“Julian Assange not only knew that a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer wasn’t his source for thousands of hacked party emails, he was in active contact with his real sources in Russia’s GRU months after Seth Rich’s death. At the same time he was publicly working to shift blame onto the slain staffer “to obscure the source of the materials he was releasing,” Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserts in his final report on Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.
“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 released by WikiLeaks had come from Russian hacking,” the report reads. “According to media reports, Assange told a U.S. congressman that the DNC hack was an ‘inside job,’ and purported to have ‘physical proof’ that Russians did not give materials to Assange.”
Seth Rich was murdered on July 10th, 2016.
Mueller establishes that Assange coordinated with the Russian cutout DC Leaks in June 2016, and GRU persona Guccifer 2.0 in July to obtain the DNC material:
“As laid out by Mueller, Assange’s involvement in Russia’s election interference began with a June 14, 2016 direct message to WikiLeaks’ Twitter account from “DC Leaks,” one of the false fronts created by the Russians to launder their hacked material.
“You announced your organization was preparing to publish more Hillary’s emails,” the message read, according to Mueller’s report. “We are ready to support you. We have some sensitive information too, in particular, her financial documents. Let’s do it together. What do you think about publishing our info at the same moment? Thank you.”
A week later, WikiLeaks reached out to a second GRU persona, Guccifer 2.0, and pitched WikiLeaks as the best outlet for the hacked material. On July 14, 2016, GRU officers used a Guccifer 2.0 email address to send WikiLeaks an encrypted one-gigabyte file named “wk dnc link I .txt.gpg.” Assange confirmed receipt, and on July 22 he published 20,000 DNC emails stolen during the GRU’s breach.”
Mueller could not establish who provided Assange with the Podesta emails, but notes that they might have been hand carried to him in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
This Guardian article notes that Assange had at least 80 visitors in the months leading up to their publication.
Assange was aided in his deception by Individual 1, the entire conspiracy-regurgitating RW so called press, Sean Hannity and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
It would be nice to get those last two under oath and find out what they knew and when they knew it.
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