Seth Rich DNC leaks bombshell, Seymour Hersh court deposition filed Oct 2, 2020 affirms 2017 statements: Seth Rich Involvement and John Brennan role
“the Democratic Party overlooked the ethical red flags and made a pact with Mr. Clinton that was the equivalent of a pact with the devil. And he delivered. With Mr. Clinton at the controls, the party won the White House twice. But in the process it lost its bearings and maybe even its soul.”…Bob Herbert, NY Times February 26, 2001
“They found, what he had done, he [Seth Rich] had submitted a series of documents, emails from DNC — and, by the way, all this shit about the DNC, you know, was it a ‘hack’ or wasn’t it a ‘hack’ — whatever happened, it was the Democrats themselves wrote this shit, you know what I mean? All I know is that, he offered a sample, he sends a sample, you know, I am sure dozens of emails, and said ‘I want money’. Later Wikileaks did get the password [SETH RICH DID SELL WIKILEAKS ACCESS INTO HIS COMPUTER.] He had a drop-box, a [password-]protected drop-box, which isn’t hard to do.”…Seymour Hersh
“If This Story Gets Out, We Are Screwed”…Wikileaks: Doug Band to John Podesta
Since the 2016 elections we have depended on the following to find the truth about who leaked the DNC docs, the Trump administration, Hillary Campaign and Obama Administrations roles and General Micchael Flynn’s guilt or innocence.
- Mainstream media.
- Justice Department investigations.
- Prosecutions/Persecutions of Michael Flynn, et al.
- Non mainstream media, “citizen journalism.”
Mainstream media: Not only were they not helpful, they generally colluded with deep state and media forces to mislead and lie to the public. Tell the big lie and keep repeating it.
Justice Department: Deep State and Obama administration holdovers controlled the Justice Dept. and worked with the mainstream media to create an Orwellian type narrative of Russian collusion, involvement in the DNC leaks and guilt of Michael Flynn, et al. It has only been through the efforts of some in Congress and revelations from the Flynn and Seth Rich court and FOIA revelations as well as the growing concerns from Attorney General Barr that finally got the truth ball rolling.
Michael Flynn prosecution and multiple Seth Rich lawsuits: Private sector attorneys such as Sidney Powell and Ty Clevenger were able to bring Justice Dept. chicanery into the light of day helping to awaken the Attorney General. Numerous FOIA requests were enlightening despite repeated efforts by staff such as FBI’s David M Hardy to kept records hidden.
Non mainstream media: Citizen Journalists, smaller media outlets, investigative entities like Judicial Watch, and independent journalists like Seymour Hersh played a crucial role in revealing the truth.
Some of you will get this, some may not.
Please read and digest the following carefully.
“Seymour M. Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter, author and regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine, is this year’s William Allen White Foundation National Citation recipient.
Hersh’s journalism and publishing awards include the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for exposing the My Lai massacre and cover up during the Vietnam War, in 1969. He has also received five George Polk Awards, two National Magazine Awards, and more than a dozen other prizes for investigative reporting.
In 2004, Hersh exposed the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in a series of pieces in The New Yorker. Early in 2005, he received the National Magazine Award for Public Interest, an Overseas Press Club award, the National Press Foundation’s W. M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism award, and his fifth George W. Polk award, making him that award’s most honored laureate.
Hersh also has won two Investigative Reporters & Editors prizes, one for “The Price of Power,” in 1983, and the other for “The Samson Option,” a study of American foreign policy and the Israeli nuclear bomb program, in 1992. In 2004, Hersh won a National Magazine Award for public interest for his pieces “Lunch with the Chairman,” “Selective Intelligence,” and “The Stovepipe.”
Became embroiled in Seth Rich controversies beginning in 2016. He is both a plaintiff and defendant in lawsuits involving the Seth Rich family.
He has also been attacked by the mainstream media for questioning their Orwellian narrative regarding the DNC leaks and Seth Rich’s possible involvement.
Caution: Suspend any tendencies you may have for messenger shooting and disregard any preconceived ideas planted in your brain by the media. Examine the following facts.
First of all, Ed Butowsky had contact with Ellen Ratner soon after she met with Julian Assange late in 2016. She allegedly told him that the DNC leaker was an insider and he has alleged he was told Seth Rich. Ratner has admitted her claim in public. Ellen Ratner, after numerous subpoena attempts, has been engaged for a court ordered deposition.
The following is from a phone conversation Ed Butowsky had with Seymour Hersh in 2017:
“What I know comes off an FBI Report … The kid [Seth Rich was] … a nice boy,
twenty-seven. He was not an IT expert, but he learned stuff. He was a data
programmer … Here’s what nobody knows … when you have a death like that,
DC cops … have to get to the kid’s apartment and see what you can find … so
they get a warrant … They go in the house and they can’t do much with his
computer … They have a cyber unit in DC, and they’re more sophisticated. They
come and look at it. The idea is that maybe he’s had a series of exchanges with
somebody who’s said ‘I’m going to kill you, you motherfucker’ … and they can’t
get in … So, they call the FBI cyber unit. The DC … Washington Field Office is
a hot shit unit … There’s a cyber unit there that’s excellent … The Feds get
through and here’s what they find. This is according to the FBI Report … What
the Report says is that sometime in late Spring … early Summer, he [Seth Rich]
makes contact with WikiLeaks. That’s in his computer … They found what he
had done. He had submitted a series of documents … juicy emails from the DNC
… He [Seth Rich] offered a sample, an extensive sample … of emails, and said I
want money. Later, WikiLeaks did get the password. He had a … protected
dropbox … He also, and this is in the FBI Report, he also let people know with
whom he was dealing … The word was passed, according to the FBI Report, ‘I
also shared this box with a couple of friends, so if anything happens to me, it’s not
going to solve your problems’ … WikiLeaks got access before he was killed.”
Because Hersh is such a respected journalist with extensive contacts, what he stated had to be taken seriously.
It was used in the following lawsuit.
ED Butowsky NPR, et al.
At that point , we had statements from respected journalist Seymour Hersh used in a lawsuit, subject to question in the light of day.
The game changer, the bombshell, happened in a court filing from October 2, 2020 in
Aaron Rich v Ed Butowsky, et al.
From Citizen Wells October 3, 2020.
Seymour Hersh Deposition filed October 2, 2020.
·”BY MR. QUAINTON:
·6· · · · Q.· ·So in this portion of what the —
·7· ·your first source, it was — this was
·8· ·information that we just listened to.· This was
·9· ·information communicated to you by the first
11· · · · A.· ·Could — I couldn’t — yes, Your
13· · · · Q.· ·And in the information that was
14· ·communicated to you here, the information was
15· ·specifically that Seth Rich had shared this
16· ·drop box with friends of his.
17· · · · A.· ·That —
18· · · · · · ·MS. GOVERNSKI:· Objection.
19· · · · A.· ·That’s what I was told.”
“·MR. QUAINTON:· Would you read back
17· · · · the question that we had before?
18· · · · (The reporter read from the record as
19· · · · follows:· “It’s true that you had a
20· · · · trusted source whom you had known for 31
21· · · · years who communicated information to you
22· · · · about the FBI examining Seth Rich’s
23· · · · computer, finding emails from Seth Rich to
24· · · · WikiLeaks, and requesting payment in
25· · · · exchange.· That is a true statement, is it not?”)
·MS. GOVERNSKI:· Objection to that
·4· · · · question as well as to the — Mr.
·5· · · · Quainton’s intro into it.
·6· · · · A.· ·My — my answer is it’s absolutely
·7· ·true.· I had a source who communicated
·8· ·secondhand information to me about the issues
·9· ·you raise.”
Seymour Hersh, in a sworn deposition affirmed what he stated in 2017.
This is monumental.
What he also stated in his 2017 conversation, especially in light of subsequent events, is very powerful.
“I have somebody on the inside, you know I’ve been around a long time, somebody who will go and read a file for me, who, this person is unbelievably accurate and careful, he’s a very high-level guy, he’ll do a favor, you’re just going to have to trust me, I have what they call in my business, long-form journalism, I have a narrative, of how that whole fucking thing began.
(5:50) – It’s a Brennan operation. It was an American disinformation, and the fucking President, at one point when they even started telling the press — they were back[ground]-briefing the press, the head of the NSA was going and telling the press, the fucking cocksucker Rogers, telling the press that we [they] even know who in the Russian military intelligence service leaked it. All bullshit. They were telling. I worked at the New York Times those fucking years, they’re smart guys, but they’re totally beholden on [to] sources. If the President or the head of the CIA tells them something, they actually believe it. I retired at the Times at the end of the Vietnam War 1972, because they were just locked-in. So that’s what the Times is, these guys run the fuckin’ Times, and Trump’s not wrong, I wish he would calm down, get a better press secretary, you know, not be so — Trump’s not wrong to think they all fucking lied about him.”
From the Letter to Lindsey Graham from John Ratcliffe, Director of National Intelligence, September 29, 2020.
SEP 2 9 2020
In response to your request for Intelligence Community (IC) information related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, I have declassified the following:
• In late July 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies obtained insight into Russian intelligence analysis alleging that U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal against U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the Democratic National Committee. The IC does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the extent to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.
• According to his handwritten notes, former Central Intelligence Agency Director Brennan subsequently briefed President Obama and other senior national security officials on the intelligence, including the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.”
• On 07 September 2016, U.S. intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral to FBI Director James Corney and Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok regarding “U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private mail server.”
From the John Podesta testimony December 4, 2017.
“MR. PODESTA: —
The Fusion principals — I assume that was Mr. Simpson and Mr. Fritsch,
although I don’t know that — approached Mr. Elias in April, I believe, of 2016 and told him that they had been working for essentially a Republican entity during the course of the Republican primaries, developing information on Mr. Trump. And they were seeking to continue that work and were seeking a contract from Perkins Coie, which had the authority to contract with outside vendors to do research on behalf of the campaign. And that relationship was entered into, I believe, in April of 2016 and extended till October 31st of 2016.”
“MR. PODESTA: — and a separate arrangement with the campaign.
But the payments to Fusion, as I understand from their statements at the
end of October, were that those payments to their vendor were paid for 50 percent from the DNC and 50 percent from the campaign.
MR. CONAWAY: Okay. Fusion GPS was a 50-50 split?
MR. PODESTA: Yes.”
We now have many pieces of the puzzle and the emerging image is not pretty.