Assange Can Prove Seth Rich, Not Russia, Stole DNC Emails

DOJ Issues Weak New Indictment Linking Assange to Anonymous

Assange Indictment Highlights New FBI Misconduct

Assange End Game Should Be Immunity in Exchange for Truth About Seth Rich Murder


Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

Julian Assange, confined now in a London prison for months, has repeatedly suggested he can prove Seth Rich, not Russia, stole the DNC emails in 2010 – a conclusion that if proved would expose the U.S. intelligence agency as complicit in the “Russia collusion” coup d’état hoax.

Last Wednesday, June 24, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a second superseding indictment of Julian Assange that merely added new allegations to the existing 18-count indictment.

The DOJ now alleges that Assange had worked not just with former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, to hack classified documents, but also with the secretive Internet group Anonymous to hack documents from Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence firm whose stolen emails WikiLeaks published as “The Global Intelligence Files.”

FBI Informants

The Stratfor case is compromised in that the “hacktivists” involved were affiliated with Anonymous and the hacker’s group known as Lulzsec (a combination of “lulz” for “laughs” and “sec” for “security”) including Jeremey Hammond (now serving the last year of a 10-year sentence for hacking Stratfor) and FBI informant Hector Monsegur, also known as “Sabu.”   The FBI’s involvement in the case arguably was compromised when Sabu provided Hammond an FBI-owned server that Hammond used to steal emails and documents from Stratfor.

The superseding indictment issued last week also references Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, better known in the media as “Siggi the Hacker.”  Identified in the superseding indictment as “Teenager,” Siggi is described as a sociopath, a convicted conman, a child abuser, and an FBI informant who was found guilty in Iceland of impersonating Assange.  In 2015, he spent three years in prison for sexually assaulting nine boys between the ages of 15 and 20.  In 2011, he began working with the FBI as an informant against WikiLeaks.

In their determination to punish Assange for releasing Podesta’s emails as the “October Surprise” in 2016, holdover Obama DOJ and Secretary of State Pompeo have convinced Attorney General Barr to go down the same path the DOJ pursued in 1973, then seeking to imprison Daniel Ellsberg, the person who stole the Pentagon Papers.

On January 3, 1973, the DOJ charged Ellsberg—under the Espionage Act of 1917—with various counts related to a conspiracy to steal national security documents. However, due to government misconduct in the collection of evidence against Ellsberg, his case was dismissed.

On April 27, 1973, Judge Matthew Byrne, the presiding judge in Ellsberg’s criminal trial in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, made public a memo from Watergate prosecutor Earl Silbert documenting that White House-related Watergate burglar Gordon Liddy—in conjunction with CIA-related operative Howard Hunt—had burglarized the offices of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist to obtain files relating to Ellsberg. As a result of this disclosure, on May 11, 1973, Judge Byrne dismissed all charges against Ellsberg, citing government misconduct as his reason.

The Seth Rich “End Game” to the Russia Collusion Hoax

The strongest indication that Seth Rich leaked the DNC and Podesta emails to WikiLeaks comes from Julian Assange himself.

In an interview broadcast on Dutch television on August 9, 2016, host Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal asked Assange, “The stuff that you’re sitting on, is an October surprise in there?” Assange insisted, “WikiLeaks never sits on material,” even though he had previously said that WikiLeaks had more material related to the Hillary Clinton campaign that had yet to be published. Then, on his own initiative, without being specifically asked, Assange began talking about Seth Rich.

“Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material, and often very significant risks,” Assange volunteered. “There’s a twenty-seven-year-old that works for the DNC who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons, as he was walking down the streets in Washington.” Van Rosenthal argued that the basis of Rich’s murder was robbery. “No, there’s no findings,” Assange answered. “What are you suggesting?” Van Rosenthal countered. “I’m suggesting that our sources take risks – and they become concerned to see things occurring like that,” Assange responded obliquely.

Instead of prosecuting Assange, the DOJ should offer Assange a plea deal in exchange for the information Assange possesses that could well establish that Seth Rich, not Russia, stole the DNC emails in 2016.  This would go a long way to exposing the Obama administration intelligence agencies in creating a false narrative.

Former CIA Director John Brennan played a central role as architect of the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) produced by the CIA, NSA, and FBI on January 6, 2017. From first-hand experience with the Mueller prosecutors, I can attest that the ICA was the key document used by the Mueller report to “determine” that Russia’s collusion in the 2016 election was extensive, including regarding the DNC emails, aimed at promoting Donald Trump’s candidacy and defeating Hillary Clinton.