(AbsoluteNews.com) – On July 10, 2016, 27-year-old Seth Rich was gunned down in Washington, DC. His death led to theories that it was somehow related to Hillary Clinton’s emails being published on Wikileaks because he was working for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) at the time. Those allegations have never been proven and his family has filed, and settled, multiple lawsuits related to them. However, now, nearly five years after his murder, it’s back in the spotlight again.
On Monday, February 1, US District Judge Amos Mazzant ordered the FBI to produce documents related to Rich’s murder. The ruling came after Texas resident Brian Huddleston filed a Freedom of Information Act request in April 2020 demanding the Bureau hand over documents related to Seth Rich and his brother, Aaron. Federal authorities dragged their feet and that’s when the judge, who Barack Obama appointed, stepped in. He said allowing the case to continue to be drawn out would “thwart” FOIA’s basic purpose “of open[ing] agency action” to public scrutiny.
BREAKING REPORT: Federal Judge ORDERS FBI to release ALL INFORMATION THEY HAVE ON SETH RICH to attorneys for investigative journalist Matt Couch..
Order gives FBI less than 90 days to comply..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) February 2, 2021
It’s not clear why the FBI was dragging its feet. After all, if there’s nothing to hide, then why not honor the request? The agency has until April 23 to comply with the court order.
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