FLASHBACK=>John Podesta: ‘I’m Definitely For Making an Example of a Suspected Leaker’

On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.

The (Rich) family hired Rod Wheeler to investigate their son’s murder. Wheeler told FOX 5 DC on Monday there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

A flashback to an email chain extracted from the ‘Podesta emails’ via Wikileaks in February of 2015, shows just how paranoid the Clinton campaign was about leaks to the press. John Podesta said in an email that he’s ‘definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have a real basis for it’ and that there are ‘stiff consequences for leaking’.

Excerpt from email chain between John Podesta and Joel Benson via Wikileaks:

I agree–when we have press staff, this will be MUCH easier. And I would love an example being made. On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 6:12 PM,

John Podesta <[email protected]> wrote: > Agree. Happy to talk to the David’s. Call me crazy, but I think if we can > survive the next month, it will be possible, maybe even straightforward to > get our arms around this once there is an actual campaign. I’m definitely > for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real > basis for it. > > JP > –Sent from my iPad– > [email protected] > For scheduling: [email protected] > > On Feb 22, 2015, at 5:56 PM,

Joel Benenson <[email protected]> wrote: > > John, > > We are in massive agreement that we need a strategy and process now to > enable and disable as you say and I think this is worth spending some time > making it practicable. I would strongly recommend either one of you or > both talking with Plouffe about he and Axe created that culture from the > start in 07.

> > > Here are some thoughts but I realize this topic will take a dedicated > conversation to figure out what will work.

> > > > I do believe that this starts with alignment on our campaign culture and a > paradigm shift in the old Clinton M.O. I know HRC believes the more > people you talk to the better but it simply isn’t. Especially for her. We > really need to tighten who she talks to and make sure that Huma/schedulers > route most people through high level folks on the campaign so that they are > being listened to.

> > > I think Robby rightly says that a lot of our leaks are coming through job > searches we’re doing. I think every conversation has to either begin or > end by telling people if you’re name appears in print as a result of the > conversations the job is off the table.

> > > > I think we have to make examples now of people who have violated the trust > of HRC and the rest of the team. People going forward need to know there > are stiff consequences for leaking, self-promotion, unauthorized talking > with the press. No one – literally no one talked to the press in either > Obama campaign without clearing it with campaign brass.


Julian Assange also suggested in August that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks informant.
Via Mike Cernovich:


There are no coincidences in politics. Isn’t it bizarre how there always seems to be a dead body when the Clinton’s are involved? The Seth Rich murder looks more like a hit job than a robbery. Nothing was taken from him and he was shot in the back as he was walking alone in D.C.

If Seth Rich was one of the leakers to Wikileaks, this also debunks the ENTIRE Russian hacking narrative which is why the fake news media is not reporting on this.

Rich’s family detective, Wheeler also told a reporter on the ground in Washington DC local police were told to stand down on Seth Rich investigation.

Rod Wheeler: The police department nor the FBI haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer which I believe is at the the police department or the FBI.

Reporter: But you have sources at the FBI saying there is information that could link Seth Rich to Wikileaks.

Rod Wheeler: Actually I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said Rod we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you. That is very unusual for a murder investigation especially from a police department… I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC. And that’s the information that will come out tomorrow.


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