- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rod Wheeler, a former homicide detective with the Washington, D.C., force — whose face was made famous while serving as a television pundit during the O.J. Simpson trial — offered up some interesting news about the recently murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich that went like this: He was “absolutely” emailing WikiLeaks.

Ruh-roh. That’s an interesting tidbit, don’t you think? Not sure if this is tin hat territory or not, but the connection is curious, at least on the surface.

Rich was shot and killed last year in what police chalked up to a likely robbery. But his death coincided with a WikiLeaks dump of DNC emails — emails that proved most embarrassing and damaging to some of the party’s leading politicos, including Hillary Clinton.

Wheeler, who was hired as a private investigator by Rich’s family to get answers into his death, said during an ET broadcast on local WTTG to show host Marina Marraco that he’s had difficulty dealing with local police and the FBI during his investigation — that officials haven’t been exactly forthcoming with the evidence. He also suggested Rich’s computer could prove a mine field of information.

“[Neither] the police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming,” Wheeler said on the show, Breitbart reported. “They haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe is either at the police department or at the FBI. I have been told both.”

Wheeler then said a source he has at the police department suggested the computer most likely indicates Rich was emailing WikiLeaks.

And on that count, here’s what he said: “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.’ Now that’s highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department. Again, I don’t think it comes from the chief’s office, but I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC and that is the information that’s going to come out.”

Interesting, at the least, right?

And there’s this, from Fox 5: “When we asked Wheeler if his sources have told him there is information that links Rich to WikiLeaks, he said, ‘Absolutely. yeah. That’s confirmed.’ “

By whom? Good question. But worth thinking about. Interesting, at the least.

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