The untimely and mysterious death of 27-year-old Democrat National Committee staffer Seth Rich has stirred up a storm of questions and theories.
The man hired to shut down “conspiracy theories” surrounding the mysterious murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich is a public relations manager who specializes in “crisis communications” for the Democratic Party.
27-year-old Rich was shot in the back in Washington D.C. on July 10, the apparent victim of an attempted “robbery” despite the fact that no possessions were taken.
Earlier this week, Julian Assange appeared on Dutch television and implied that Rich was one of the sources of the DNC email link. Wikileaks then offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of his killer.
It has since emerged that Rich’s family is now being represented by Brad Bauman, whose LinkedIn page lists his roles as, “Managing a crisis communications and full service public relations firm,” and “Providing strategic communications advice to Democratic candidates and labor unions.”
>Earlier today, Wikileaks tweeted, “Seth Rich’s new “family spokesman” is Brad Bauman a professional Democrat crisis PR consultant with the Pastorum Group.”
The very fact that Wikileaks is still talking about Seth Rich’s murder and his family’s representation by a Democratic Party operative clearly suggests that the whistleblower organization thinks there may be a cover-up taking place.As USA Politics Now highlights, the rhetoric coming from Rich’s parents seemed to change suddenly after Wikileaks put up the $20,000 reward. The concern seemed to immediately shift from finding Rich’s killer to shutting down “conspiracy theories” about his death.
Bauman put out a statement on behalf of the family asking for the public to, “refrain from pushing unproven and harmful theories about Seth’s murder,” accusing those who do of “attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy.”Has Brad Bauman been tasked by the Democratic establishment with silencing uncomfortable questions about Seth Rich’s murder?
Wikileaks, which yesterday published tweets suggesting that Assange himself might be a target of assassination, clearly thinks that something sinister is afoot, otherwise it wouldn’t keep drawing attention to the issue.
Why did Seth Rich’s family apparently hire someone who, according to his own LinkedIn page, specializes in crafting messages to manipulate media coverage? The family seemed to be communicating with the media perfectly adequately before Bauman arrived on the scene…
But of course, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]