WASHINGTON - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spoken out about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer killed nearby his Washington D.C. home.
In the past, Assange hinted Seth Rich may have been a WikiLeaks informant, and in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly, he revealed even more.
But once again, Assange skirted the question of whether Rich was an informant in the interview. He would only say he was concerned about any potential sources who would try to help WikiLeaks in its endeavors.
Kelly also questioned Assange about WikiLeaks' involvement with the Russians in American politics and his view of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, including what information he may have on Trump and if it will ever be released.
But the exchange with Kelly about the D.C. murder of the 27-year-old Democratic National Committee employee revealed some interesting information.
“We're not saying that Seth Rich's death necessarily is connected to our publications – that's something that needs to be established,” said Assange. “But if there is any question about a source of WikiLeaks being threatened, then people can be assured that this organization will go after anyone who may have been involved in some kind of attempt to coerce or possibly, in this kill a potential source.”
When Kelly asked him if he has any suspicions on who may have murdered Rich, Assange responded, “We have received a variety of information. We will be forwarding that information to the police. I don't think the information so far is enough to start pointing a direct finger. We don't want to compromise the police investigation.”
Rich was gunned down on his way to his Bloomingdale neighborhood home at around 4:20 a.m. on July 10. He had left a bar in Columbia Heights and was walking home when he was fatally shot while on the phone with his girlfriend.
Investigators have no leads right now and there were no witnesses to the killing.
Conspiracy theories festered on social media, especially after WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests - D.C. Police offers a reward up to $25,000. But police said there is no evidence to suggest Rich's death, which was 12 days before WikiLeaks released a barrage of Democratic National Committee emails, had anything to do with his job.
Right now, investigators still believe Rich's death was a robbery gone wrong and there is no other evidence to prove otherwise.