Seth Rich murder 5 year anniversary July 10 and FBI still stalling, Huddleston v FBI motion for In Camera review denied as premature, Attorney Clevenger: “why would a “street robbery” investigation need to be classified?”
“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
From Huddleston v FBI July 6, 2021.
“Plaintiff requests that the Court conduct an in camera review of “all responsive documents”
in unredacted form (Dkt. #28 at p. 16). But as Defendants point out in response, “the production
phase is ongoing, and the briefing phase of the case has not begun or even been scheduled” (Dkt.
#30 at p. 2). See Juarez v. Dep’t of Justice, 518 F.3d 54, 60 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (finding in camera
review “unnecessary” when the agency’s affidavits “sufficiently describe the documents and set
forth proper reasons for invoking an exemption”). As such, Plaintiff’s request is premature. Upon
completion of Defendants’ production, the parties may meet and confer to discuss the details of a
scheduling order for the briefing phase of the litigation, if necessary. But until then, Plaintiff’s
request for in camera review is improper at this time.”
From Citizen Wells May 9, 2021.
“From Huddleston v FBI May 7, 2021.
“MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER. It is therefore ORDERED that Defendants’ Second Motion to Stay Scheduling Order Deadlines (Dkt. ) is hereby GRANTED. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Scheduling Order in this case is amended as follows: April 23, 2021 First Production, May 24, 2021 Second Production, June 24, 2021 Third Production, July 24, 2021 Final Production. Signed by District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 5/7/2021. (filed: 05/07/2021)”
The FBI has been given until July 24, 2021 to produce all records related to Seth Rich.
That will be over 5 years after his murder.
From Citizen Wells April 24, 2021.
From Attorney Ty Clevenger April 23, 2021.
“This afternoon the FBI finally released records about murdered DNC employee Seth Rich and the 2016 theft of Democratic National Committee emails that were later published by Wikileaks. Those documents provide new information, but generally raise more questions than answers.
Of 576 relevant pages identified by the FBI, only 68 were produced, and most of those 68 pages are heavily redacted. They reference Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, Donald Trump, Jr., Jay Sekulow, and Jerome Corsi, among others.
I haven’t had time to thoroughly review the documents, but here are a few things that stand out:
- On page 64, a November 11, 2017 memo from FBI’s Boston Field Office is almost completely redacted, but the last sentence reads as follows: “Given _________, it is conceivable that an individual or group would want to pay for his death.”
- A witness interview form begins on page 65, and it appears to be the interview of former Asst. U.S. Attorney Deborah Sines, the prosecutor assigned to the Seth Rich murder case. [Continued on p.2]
Page 66 of that interview reads as follows: ““After the homicide, ____ took Rich’s personal laptop to his house in ____. ____ was not aware of if _____ deleted or changed anything on Rich’s laptop.” I suspect this is referring to Aaron Rich, brother of Seth, and it begs a question: why would a private citizen be allowed to carry away evidence relevant to a murder investigation? Why was this not immediately given to the police rather than taken to somebody’s house? And the government is not aware of whether this private citizen deleted anything from the laptop? That seems like an important thing to figure out.”
“I reported last December that the NSA was withholding records about Seth Rich, and my inside source tells me it’s more than 32 pages. Regardless of the number of pages, I think we can piece together what happened. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know that the NSA intercepts and stores virtually every electronic communication in or out of the United States. The agency is supposed to store all of that information without looking at it, and the data is supposed to be mined only upon request from an authorized entity.
I suspect Robert Mueller’s staff asked the NSA to mine the data for communications between Seth Rich (possibly Aaron Rich) and Wikileaks, and I suspect the NSA provided 32 pages of responsive records to Mueller. Now both agencies want to hide the contents of those 32 pages. Why?
If you’re discouraged by all of the redactions and withheld pages, don’t be. I plan to ask U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant to review unredacted copies of all of these documents to determine whether information is improperly being withheld. Judge Mazzant is a straight shooter, and I suspect he will grant my request.”