Turns Out the FBI Has Been Hiding More Seth Rich Documents by Larry Johnson


While the law enforcement and intelligence community, along with the mainstream media, has been pushing the meme that there is no basis to believe that Seth Rich, as claimed by multiple independent sources, had contact with Julian Assange’s Wikileaks, the evidence suggests otherwise and it turns out the FBI has been covering up more relevant documents.

The first hint of the coverup came from David Hardy, an FBI Senior official, who affirmed in a 2017 affidavit that there were no responsive records. Hardy is the Section Chief of the Record/Information Dissemination Section (“RIDS”), Information Management Division (“IMD”), Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), in Winchester, Virginia. Here are the relevant portions of his first affidavit:

(19) CRS Search and Results. In response to Plaintiff’s request dated September 1, 2017, RIDS conducted an index search of the CRS for responsive main and reference file records employing the UNI application of ACS. The FBI searched the subject’s name, “Seth Conrad Rich,” in order to identify files responsive to Plaintiff’s request and subject to the FOIA. The FBI’s searches included a three-way phonetic breakdown5 of the subject’s name. These searches located no main or reference records responsive to Plaintiff’s FOIA request.

(9) By letter executed on November 9, 2017, OIP advised Plaintiff it affirmed the FBI’s determination. OIP further advised Plaintiff that to the extent his request sought access to records that would either confirm or deny an individual’s placement on any government watch list, the FBI properly refused to confirm or deny the existence of any such records because their existence is protected from disclosure pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(E). . .

David Hardy either was lying or dangerously incompetent. The FBI did have documents–emails to be specific. The FBI’s habit of stonewalling or denying that it has documents, in this case documents related to Seth Rich, is not unique to this case. Just ask Carter Page or General Michael Flynn.

The FBI finally admitted to Judicial Watch in January 2020 that they had emails between the Washington Field Office and FBI Headquarters. These are dynamite because they show that the FBI’s Washington Field Office (which is not located at FBI Headquarters on 9th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, DC) was communicating with the FBI’s Peter Strzok and the Counter Intelligence Division. Why in the world would the FBI be involved in investigating what was supposedly a mere robbery of an unfortunate white victim (i.e., Seth Rich) and communicating on this investigation with the Counter Intelligence Division (CID) of the FBI. The CID only works international spy cases.

Here are the emails (I transcribed them and put them in chronological order to facilitate your ability to read them and understand what is being communicated).

10:32 am — Message sent from FBI’s Washington Field Office Public Affairs officer to at least three other Washington Field Office FBI Agents. In addition, there are three other blacked out areas in the addressee field, which appear to be the names of persons who do not work at the Washington Field Office.

I hope you are well. I heard from the front office that you are covering for BLANK this week. Various news outlets are reporting today that Julian Assange suggested during an overseas interview that DNC Staffer, Seth Rich, was a Wikileaks source and may have been killed because he leaked the DNC e-mails to his organization, and that Wikileaks is offering $20,000 for information regarding the death of Seth Rich last month. Based on this news, we anticipate additional press coverage on this matter. I hear that you are in a class today; however, when you have a moment can you give me a call to discuss what involvement the FBI has in the investigation.

12:53 pm — Message replying to the 10:32 am message, sent from FBI Washington Field Office with at least four other Washington Field Office FBI Agents addressed on the message. There also are two other blacked out addresses, which may indicate personnel not in the Washington Field Office.

Adding BLANK (a name to the addressee list). I am aware of this reporting from earlier this week, but not any involvement in any related case. BLANKED OUT.

12:54 pm — Message sent from FBI Washington Field Office with at least four other Washington Field Office FBI Agents addressed on the message. There also are two other blacked out addresses, which may indicate personnel not in the Washington Field Office.

Adding BLANK for real. Stupid Samsung. (Apparently the author of this message failed in the preceding message.)

1:00 pm — Message replying to the 12:54 pm message, sent from FBI Washington Field Office with five other Washington Field Office FBI Agents addressed on the message. 


1:25 pm — Message replying to the 1:00 pm message, sent from FBI Washington Field Office with five other Washington Field Office FBI Agents addressed on the message. Plus, two other BLANKED out addressees not identified.

Thanks BLANK will do.

7:09 pm — Message from FBI Washington Field Office to Jonathan Moffat and Peter Strzok of the FBI’s Criminal Division and two other BLANKED out addressees.

FYSA (For Your Situational Awareness). I squashed this with BLANK

7:49 pm Text message from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page forwarding her this email chain.

Let me emphasize that this is anything but routine. It extraordinary and unprecedented for the FBI’s CID to be involved in a simple urban robbery. Something else was afoot.

Now we have the next amazing development. After repeatedly denying the FBI had any documents regarding Seth Rich, the US Attorney in Texas has admitted the FBI has a number of documents responsive to Mr. Clevenger’s latest request. Ty received the following cryptic notification:

—– Forwarded Message —–

From: Parker, Andrea (USATXE)

To: Ty Clevenger

Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 11:50:01 AM EDT

Subject: Huddleston v. FBI & The Transparency Project Cases 

Ty, Regarding Huddleston, FBI agency counsel has informed me that the search is complete and they are now working on a page count and conversion. I am preparing draft JCRs and scheduling orders in the TPP cases, which I will forward to you this week. Andrea

This is more than another text or two that has already been released. This is a new batch of material. So what could it be? It may be related to information described by legendary investigative reporter, Sy Hersh, in a recent deposition in a civil case:

Beginning back in January 2017,- Person X received  information from Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, that one of his sources had received information from an FBI report stating that Seth Rich had leaked emails to Wikileaks, requested payment and made copies of the emails as a precautionary measure. During his recent deposition in a case pending in the District Court for the District of Columbia, my colleague, [Lawyer Y] obtained admissions from Mr. Hersh that his source was “very, very knowledgeable,” ” incredibly accurate,” “tru s ted,” someone “senior ” in the intelligence community, and a person Mr. Hersh had known for over 30 years. Mr. Hersh also admitted that it was ” absolutely true ” that his source had communicated information that Seth Rich transmitted emails to Wikileaks, requested payment and made copies of the relevant emails to secure his protect.

This is not the first indication that the intelligence community has classified information regarding Seth Rich and Wikileaks. The NSA indicated it has 15 documents that are highly classified in a letter to Ty Clevenger inn response to a FOIA request filed in November 2017 on behalf of his client. Clevenger requested any information regarding Seth Rich and and Julian Assange. The NSA informed Clevenger in a letter dated 4 October 2018 that:

Your request has been processed under the provisions of the FOIA. Fifteen documents (32 pages) responsive to your request have been reviewed by this Agency as required by the FOIA and have found to be currently and properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. These documents meet the criteria for classification as set forth in Subparagraph (c) of Section 1.4 and remains classified TOP SECRET and SECRET.

Slowly, painfully so, the truth is starting to come out and the FBI is being compelled to release material that it tried to bury in the bowels of its bureaucracy. Stay tuned.

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20 Responses to Turns Out the FBI Has Been Hiding More Seth Rich Documents by Larry Johnson

  1. Horace says:

    Does the FBI perform any law enforcement function that cannot be transferred over to other agencies? It needs to be closed down and all management personnel lifetime-banned from ever working in FedGov or as contractors. It’s institutional culture needs to vanish from the pages of time.

  2. BillWade says:

    Sydney Powell for FBI Director, please!

  3. turcopolier says:

    I have advocated burning the FBI to the ground for the last year. let us start over using the Marshals Service as a base structure.

  4. JerseyJeffersonian says:

    It seems now that Chris Wray’s FBI was sitting on the Hunter Biden laptop, too.
    And probably, beyond permitting the whole impeachment farago to plow ahead by hiding evidence supportive of President Trump’s actions, or lack thereof, in Ukraine, because certain activities in which Wray had been involved earlier might come back to haunt him. Here is a passage quoted from James Kunstler’s blog post of this morning on this point:
    “…here’s a strange Swamp sidelight to all this: CEFC’s main exploit during the Biden hook-up years was the purchase of a 14 percent stake in Russia’s oil-and-gas giant, Rosneft, to help China circumvent US sanctions on Russia’s oil sales. Guess who was one of the lawyers working for Rosneft: Christopher Wray, just before he became FBI director. And guess who has been sitting on Hunter Biden’s laptop since at least December of 2019. Oh, the FBI. And guess what else: the Rosneft files have since been deleted by Mr. Wray’s old law firm, King and Spalding.”
    Recall here Biden’s negotiations with the head of CEFC, Ho Chiping, to establish a humongous LPG facility in Louisiana (see the referenced blog post for more information).
    Well, well, Mr. Wray, ain’t this a fine howdy-do? Another Swamp Creature merrily disporting himself in the ooze, but all on the QT, of course.
    The link to the full Kunstler blog post:

  5. james says:

    thanks larry… do you feel the same way as pat does?? burn the fbi to the ground??? what are the chances of pats idea being implemented?? it sounds radical, but like removing cancer – a radical response seems necessary… do the politicians have the jam to do it?? i doubt it..

  6. Deap says:

    Can you get this all done by Jan 20, 2021? Just in case. Or contract it out to Antifa, who specialize in torching federal buildings.


    Larry, will we ever hear what happened to “NOQUARTER.COM”?

  8. Rick Merlotti says:

    If the truth falls in the forest and nobody can hear it does it exist? Yes, but it still can’t be accessed by more than a handful of decent patriots. Keep up the great work, SST, but be prepared to be the real resistance if the Borg manage to steal this election.

  9. TV says:

    The Fake Bureau of Investigation.
    Burn it down, get rid of ALL management including the management at the field divisions.
    Build 2 new agencies – one to concentrate on organized crime, interstate crime and serious felonies when invited in by the locals.
    The Marshals might be a good start to build this from.
    Another agency, like MI5 (no powers of arrest or subpoena) to handle national security investigations – intelligence, not LE.

  10. TeakWoodKIte says:

    Larry interesting.
    I am always curious why an assassination style murder of Seth Rich was downplayed as street violence. There are some VERY well connected people on top of this food chain.
    Peter had his fingers in many a pie.
    It was also shown that the hack of the DNC server was done via thumb drive due to the time it took to copy the info.

  11. Fred says:

    I agree, the FBI needs to be rebuilt from the top down. The sooner the better.

  12. turcopolier says:

    From the top down to the basement.

  13. turcopolier says:

    Did you read that here? I have been pushing exactly that for years.

  14. turcopolier says:

    George Chamberlain
    Perhaps you and he could start it up again.

  15. Larry C Johnson says:

    James and others
    Fully concur with the Colonel. The FBI has forfeited its right to exist. Tear it down and start over.

  16. Deap says:

    Good formula for all government agencies. Thy have all grown beyond any usefulness, have become full, lifetime employment agencies only which solely are today Democrat support groups. Every single one needs to go back to square one and zero base their missions.
    At one point our government had to start from scratch and add only what was proven necessary. Now it needs to jettison the accumulated centuries of political dross. Welfare by accretion serves no function.

  17. Steve Ogle says:

    And people think Alex Jones is crazy. This world is nuts.

  18. Sid Finster says:

    Forgive me for overstating the obvious. The FBI is betting that if they slow-play this until January or so, the entire investigation will be quietly but abruptly wound down.

  19. james says:

    thanks larry.. i can’t see how it happens unless it becomes a conversation in the political arena… on another note this ty clevenger is doing good work..

  20. Diana L Croissant says:

    Comey or Hoover—-which is worse?
    At this point, I want Scully and Mulder because I am feeling paranoid and think there are really bad people–or maybe even non- Earthlings–messing with us whom we don’t even know about lurking everywhere.
    Sad times for our county…..

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