The FBI released documents sought related to the death of former Democrat National Committee voter expansion data director Seth Rich, and a lawyer says it shows no signs of what has been considered a robbery murder.
Among the findings in the 68 pages released of the 576 the FBI has denoted as related to Rich, a lawyer found it concerning it is unknown whether anything was deleted on Rich's personal laptop, The Epoch Times reported.
One page read, "given [redacted] it is conceivable that an individual or group would want to pay for his death," according to the report.
"That doesn't sound like a random street robbery," lawyer Ty Clevenger told the Times.
Also, the documents show nothing was stolen in what law enforcement has publicly considered a robbery attempt and suggest it is "conceivable" someone might have paid for Rich's death, according to the report.
The latter "shows that their whole narrative is falling apart," Clevenger told the Times. "It's a step in the right direction."
Much of the 68 pages released was redacted and there remains a large amount of pages sought via a Freedom of Information Act request, the Times reported.
Clevenger represents Brian Huddleston of Texas, who sought the FOIA request in June 2020 and has pressed the FBI to produce the documents more quickly than the promised 8-10 months. A judge ordered documents delivered by April 23, but only 68 of the 576 were produced to Huddleston, according to the report.
Clevenger is expected to request U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, an Obama nominee, to produce unredacted copies of the Rich documents, and the judge could rule some of the redactions improper, the Times reported.
Rich was murdered July 10, 2016 at 4:19 a.m. ET about a block from his Washington, D.C., apartment at the age of 27. Since he was shot in the back instead of the head, investigators had believed it was a robbery attempt.
The documents left unredacted the mention of Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi, Paul Manafort, and Julian Assange, who has suggested Rich was the WikiLeaks source for the leaked 2016 presidential campaign DNC emails.
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