Entrepreneur’s statement contradicts the Rich family’s denials.
Source: Kim Dotcom Insists that Seth Rich Was Behind DNC Hack
Here is his statement in full:
#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.
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 [sic] 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.
I find all of the news articles and commentary feverishly attempting to impugn Kim Dotcom’s integrity quite interesting.
So why Kim is a wanted man today? MegaUpload.
Does anyone really think that it’s just a coincidence that Cloud Storage is now a multi-billion dollar a year business controlled by multinational corporations who hoover up private data and use it for their own purposes while providing a service that that Kim pretty much invented and was then drummed out of?
Kim’s Megaupload service didn’t interfere with his customer’s privacy. He didn’t care what you stored in the cloud – as long as you paid your fees. (although it wasn’t called the “Cloud” back then – it was called an “illegal sharing” site by our government – why has that changed?) Contrary to news reports, Megaupload was never a “Streaming” service at all. It was simply straight up cloud storage. Just like Drop Box, One Drive, Apple Cloud, etc.
Kim respects user’s privacy? Well we can’t allow that on the internet!
Today’s Modern corporate controlled cloud storage will instantly delete your data if the provider thinks that it might “Infringe” on someone’s IP … which means the modern corporate cloud is analyzing ALL of your data, and the only guarantee of privacy that you have is in your ULA … which can change without notice at any time.
There is some BS going on here alright. Trumped up charges to remove credibility and steal a business idea from a not too likable silicon valley technologist. Then use the erroneous prosecution to say that the target of the governmental abuse “lacks integrity”. It’s a cute game that the government plays all of the time.
If anyone knows what’s going on behind the scenes in the cloud storage world it’s Kim Dotcom. He literally wrote the book on data tracking and storage. If he says he knows where a block of data came from, you can be pretty sure he actually does know.
I’m disappointed that Kim hasn’t released any proof or data logs, but you can’t blame Kim for trying to parlay his information into some sort of immunity deal. It would have been a good idea if Law Enforcement actually had any interest at all in getting to the bottom of the murder of Seth Rich.
That the law only wants to keep telling the public “nothing to see here, move along” while not actually showing any signs of actually … you know … investigating the murder, speaks volumes.