Seth Rich update Dec 17, 2020 Huddleston v FBI, FBI requests 3 more months after sitting on laptop over 4 years, Attorney Ty Clevenger update, No botched robbery
“And why is Fox News working so hard to kill this story? I wish I could say more “about Fox’s behind-the-scenes treachery — and someday hopefully I will — but rest assured that Malia Zimmerman’s May 17, 2017 story about Mr. Rich was fully vetted by senior Fox management. I repeatedly encouraged Fox’s attorneys to postpone settlement discussions with Seth Rich’s parents until I obtained the FBI records (my client, Ed Butowsky, was a co-defendant with Fox), but Fox was hellbent on settling the case in October / November. That’s around the time Rupert Murdoch publicly joined forces with Joe Biden. Fox had a very strong defense, yet it rolled over and played dead, settling the lawsuit and then firing Ms. Zimmerman. Sooner or later, the full story will come out, and it will be very ugly for Fox News and the Murdoch family.”...Attorney Ty Clevenger
“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
” So why would a “street robbery” investigation need to be classified?”…Attorney Ty Clevenger July 22, 2020
What do Seth Rich and Hunter Biden have in common?
They both had their laptops sat on by the FBI delaying investigations which could have impacted the 2020 elections.
Huddleston v FBI
Filed June 1, 2020.
“5. On April 9, 2020, the Plaintiff submitted a FOIA request to the FBI via
facsimile. A true and correct copy of that FOIA request is attached as Exhibit 1 and incorporated herein by reference. The Plaintiff requested the opportunity to view the following:
All data, documents, records, or communications (electronic or otherwise) created or obtained since January 1, 2016 that discuss or reference Seth Rich or Aaron Rich. This would include, but is not limited to, all data, documents, records, or communications in the Washington Field Office, Computer Analysis Response Team (“CART”), and any other “cyber” unit within the FBI.
All data, documents, records, or communications regarding any person or entity’s attempt to hack into Seth Rich’s electronic or internet accounts (e.g., email) after his death.
All data downloaded from all electronic devices that belonged to Seth Rich as well as all data, documents, records or communications indicating how the devices were obtained and who was responsible for downloading the information.
All data, documents, communications, records or other evidence indicating
whether Seth Rich, Aaron Rich, or any other person or persons were involved in
transferring data from the Democratic National Committee to Wikileaks in 2016,
either directly or through intermediaries. This request includes, but is not limited to, any reports from CrowdStrike, Inc. that were obtained by the FBI while assisting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.”
From Attorney Ty Clevenger December 9, 2020.
“FBI changes story, finally admits it has thousands of pages of documents about Seth Rich
After three years of claiming that it could not find any records about murdered Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, the FBI admitted today that it has thousands of pages of information about him, further admitting that it has custody of his laptop.
So what changed between then and now? Here’s an excerpt from the email that I received this morning from an attorney representing the FBI against my client, Brian Huddleston, in Huddleston v. FBI, Case No. 4:20-CV-00447 (E.D. Tex.):
FBI has completed the initial search identifying approximately 50 cross-reference serials, with attachments totaling over 20,000 pages, in which Seth Rich is mentioned. FBI has also located leads that indicate additional potential records that require further searching. At this time, FBI anticipates processing only the pages where Seth Rich is mentioned, along with perhaps another page or two in each situation to provide context. The issue right now with this batch of documents is the amount of labor required to ingest all of the material so that the responsive pages will, first, be in a page format, secondly, can be identified from among the thousands of non-responsive pages, and finally, be processed.
FBI is also currently working on getting the files from Seth Rich’s personal laptop into a format to be reviewed. As you can imagine, there are thousands of files of many types. The goal right now is to describe, generally, the types of files/personal information contained in this computer. Furthermore, the FBI will continue to evaluate the responsiveness of these files under the FOIA.”
And why is Fox News working so hard to kill this story? I wish I could say more “about Fox’s behind-the-scenes treachery — and someday hopefully I will — but rest assured that Malia Zimmerman’s May 17, 2017 story about Mr. Rich was fully vetted by senior Fox management. I repeatedly encouraged Fox’s attorneys to postpone settlement discussions with Seth Rich’s parents until I obtained the FBI records (my client, Ed Butowsky, was a co-defendant with Fox), but Fox was hellbent on settling the case in October / November. That’s around the time Rupert Murdoch publicly joined forces with Joe Biden. Fox had a very strong defense, yet it rolled over and played dead, settling the lawsuit and then firing Ms. Zimmerman. Sooner or later, the full story will come out, and it will be very ugly for Fox News and the Murdoch family.”
Huddleston v FBI
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO STAY SCHEDULING ORDER DEADLINES
Filed December 16, 2020.
“In summary, FBI has made significant progress in the search, but there is still
much work that lies ahead, including (1) processing the approximately 50 crossreferences (with thousands of pages to ingest and sort through), (2) undertaking some level of review of the personal laptop, and (3) completing all remaining searches. Unfortunately, these efforts are hampered by FBI FOIA office’s reduction to a 50% staffing posture due to Covid. [Exhibit A: Declaration of Michael G. Seidel].”
“In light of the status of the searches and the work left to be done, Defendants
propose an additional three months to complete the tasks described in Section II, up to and including March 29, 2021. At that time, Defendants will provide the Court with an updated search status and propose a production schedule.”
The FBI sat on Seth Rich’s laptop for 4 1/2 years and now they want 3 more months.
Barr retirement is a good thing.