Records Show DNC Issued Checks to CrowdStrike Day After Murder of Seth
Rich, Shawn Lucas
Election Commission records show that CrowdStrike,
an FBI contractor and private cyber security firm, received a $98,849.84
check from the Democratic National Committee the day after slain DNC
staffer Seth Rich was murdered.
27, worked as the voter expansion data director at the DNC for two years.
Rich had been working for the DNC at a time when emails from the
organization were provided to WikiLeaks for publication.
of emails revealed that high-ranking DNC officials
and the Clinton team sabotaged Sanders’
candidacy, used racist, anti-gay and sexist slurs when referring
to constituents. The emails, indicating the party was manipulating the
primary race in favor of Clinton, led to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s
resignation as DNC chair.
Rich had just accepted a job with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign
before he was killed near his apartment in an affluent Washington, D.C.
the summer of 2016, in the heat of a highly contentious presidential
campaign, Rich was fatally shot twice in the back, and his wallet,
credit cards, watch and phone were left in his possession. Still,
the Metropolitan Police Department has described his murder as a “botched
investigators, however, have previously claimed Rich was the source
WikiLeaks used to obtain thousands of DNC emails released on the eve of
the party’s presidential nominating convention last July.
than a month after Rich was murdered, attorney Shawn Lucas, 38, was
found dead in his bathroom on Aug. 2nd, 2016.
next day, CrowdStrike received a check for $113,645.77
from the DNC.
delivered a lawsuit to DNC headquarters for a local court in early July
2016. The suit alleged the Democratic Party committed fraud by
rigging their primary election in favor of Hillary Clinton.
source of the checks is the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
to Heavy, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of Washington, D.C.,
said in November 2016 that Lucas’ Aug. 2 death was accidental and was
caused by the “combined adverse effects of fentanyl [a synthetic opioid
pain medication], cyclobenzaprine [a muscle relaxant], and mitragynine
[better known as kraton].”
computer software customers include Congress, the White House, the State
Department, Democratic National Committee, SONY, and Google.
WikiLeaks’ publication of DNC and Clinton campaign emails, DNC officials
refused to avail the DNC server to the FBI for forensic examination, which
would determine when the server was breached or whether the server was
Obama Justice Dept. never took custody of the server — no subpoena, no
search warrant. Former FBI Director James Comey said last
year that the
DNC had denied the bureau’s requests to examine the breached
only one to access the DNC’s computer systems.
which gave millions of dollars to the Clinton campaign and was under fire
during the election for manipulating and suppressing
negative search results for Clinton, is one of CrowdStrike’s primary
and Lucas are among 33 people
associated with the Clintons who have died mysterious and often