Back in September, a US District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas ordered the FBI to produce certain information that it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop.
The mystery surrounding the murder of the presumed DNC leaker Seth Rich, as well as the dubious official narrative regarding his assailants, has persisted for over six years now. Rich was shot in the back twice while walking near his home in Washington DC and later died 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. Many, including WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, have cast doubt on the findings of the DC Police; going so far as to suggest that “powerful people” may have wanted Seth out of the picture.
It is widely held that Rich was the source of the emails released by WikiLeaks just before the 2016 election and not Russian hackers.
In December 2016, Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima released a report that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) had been hacked by Russia. The firm that validated this was Crowdstrike and its President Shawn Henry confirmed the claims.
WikiLeaks did release DNC emails related to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager, in the months before the 2016 Presidential election which showed massive corruption combined with an elitist attitude from members of the Hillary Clinton team – all willing to do whatever it took to win the election. Going so far as to rig the primaries against Bernie Sanders.
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Authors note: This brief overview is just the tip of the iceberg, to get caught up on all the gritty details we suggest reading through the Seth Rich archives over at The Gateway Pundit.
This brings us to September 29th, 2022, when we see US District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas order the FBI to “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop.”
New Court order on a Seth Rich FOIA lawsuit –
The FBI is ordered to "produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich's laptop" within 14 days.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 29, 2022
At first, the FBI denied possessing any information or files related to the Seth Rich murder. But that was not true and eventually, the information was discovered.
Attorney Ty Clevenger brought the government to court and last month the FBI was ordered to turn over information on Seth Rich’s computer that they possessed, and documents pertaining to Crowdstrike and the purported hack of the DNC in 2016.
Ty Clevenger at Lawflog reported:
Yesterday the government asked for more time to respond to U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant’s September 29, 2022 order directing the FBI to produce all records related to Seth Rich’s laptop. Somewhat relatedly, the FBI is withholding three reports produced by CrowdStrike in August of 2016 regarding the purported hack of the Democratic National Committee.
First the laptop. The FBI wants two more weeks so it can prepare a motion for reconsideration. As a courtesy, we have not objected to the request. According to the government’s motion, “the FBI is uncertain how to comply with the Court’s order as written, and the FBI is seeking input from a pending appellate consultation regarding the order to properly address this issue.”
The order itself is pretty straightforward, at least with respect to Seth’s personal laptop, because it directs the FBI to “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop and responsive to Plaintiff’s FOIA requests within 14 days of this Order.” On the other hand, the order does not discuss Seth’s work laptop, which is also in the possession of the FBI.
I’m waiting for the FBI to explain what it thinks needs to be clarified, then I may be filing my own motion for clarification. Meanwhile, the FBI has cited only one narrow basis for withholding the records related to Seth’s laptop, namely his privacy. I’m not sure why it takes four weeks and an appellate lawyer to figure out why the judge did or didn’t get that issue right.
In any event, I’m reminded of something that I learned almost thirty years ago when I was a newspaper reporter: people with nothing to hide don’t try to hide nothing.
Ryan DeLarme is a disillusioned journalist navigating a labyrinth of political corruption, overreaching corporate influence, high finance, compromised media, and the planned destruction of our constitutional republic. He is also a Host and Founder at Vigilant News. His writing has been featured in American Thinker, Winter Watch, Underground Newswire, and Stillness in the Storm. He also has written scripts for television series featured on Rise.tv. Ryan enjoys gardening, creative writing, and fighting to SAVE AMERICA