Special Counsel Mueller should evaluate Kim Dotcom evidence about Seth Rich, DNC leaks

May 23, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to the just-released statement by former Megaupload head Kim Dotcom that murdered DNC staff Seth Rich was the source of the DNC email leaks that were published on Wikileaks in 2016:

“If, as Kim Dotcom claims, murdered DNC employee Seth Rich was the source of the DNC leaks, then it is incumbent upon Special Counsel Mueller to shift the focus of his investigation away from Russia and all of the false innuendo about that country’s influence over our national elections.

“Occam’s razor states that, ‘the simplest explanation is usually the correct one’ and in this instance it now appears likely that the source of all of these leaks was a disgruntled employee who was sickened by the pro-Hillary Clinton corruption within the DNC. It is incumbent upon Mueller to take Kim Dotcom up on his offer to provide evidence, and if that evidence proves credible, to publicly exonerate those who have been smeared in the media over the past six months.”


Statement by Kim Dotcom, May 23, 2017 at http://kim.com

#SethRich was a hero

I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.

I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.

Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.

I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.

“He wanted to change that from the inside.”

I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.

I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.

If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.

Statement from

Kim Dotcom

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