How a Dallas Financier Got Tangled Up in Conspiracy Theories About Slaying of DNC Staffer Seth Rich

It's been nearly a year since a young staffer for the Democratic National Committee was gunned down near his home in Washington, D.C., but rumors about his death continue to spread.Although police suspect Seth Rich was the victim of an attempted robbery, conspiracy theories center on a more sinister plot.A private investigator hired by Rich's family fueled those theories this week, saying there was evidence Rich had been in touch with the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, which published embarrassing emails from the Clinton campaign before the 2016 election.The investigator, Rod Wheeler, later appeared to walk back his comments. But that was not enough to assuage Rich's family, which has denounced Wheeler and the man who helped the family hire him: Dallas-area financial adviser Ed Butowsky."The family is dismayed, disappointed and is currently exploring their legal options," said Brad Bauman, a spokesman for Rich's parents, Joel and Mary Rich of Omaha, Neb., and brother Aaron Rich.  Continue reading...

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