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Previous discovery in the case showed @whysprtech’s email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, had written two emails to an individual with an FBI.gov email address and shared the forged documents with an Infowars reporter, Joe Biggs, as well as with Malia Zimmerman, author of the Fox News report. Communication between Biggs and Zimmerman suggested neither was convinced of the materials’ authenticity but that “other info” the source had shared had been “spot on.”
Aaron Rich has also subpoenaed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in the UK awaiting extradition to the US, where he could spend life in prison on 17 espionage and hacking charges. While WikiLeaks allows leakers to send documents anonymously, the organization stirred up speculation about Seth Rich as the source of the emails by offering a $20,000 reward for “information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.” Assange himself fed the rumors by citing the slain 27-year-old as an example of the “very significant risks” taken by whistleblowers.
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