UPDATE: WikiLeaks does not reveal its sources, however, they tweeted out Seymour Hersch’s recording that reveals Seth Rich offered to sell the DNC emails to WikiLeaks, who got the password for the dropbox to take possession of them. WikiLeaks’ tweet serves as an endorsement of Hersch’s account of events, and that Rich was the DNC leaker.
In an audio recording provided to Big League Politics by a source that currently wishes to remain anonymous, journalist Seymour Hersh confirms that Seth Rich had contacted WikiLeaks with sample emails from the leak. Hersh cites an FBI document as proof for his claim.
“There are no DNC or Podesta emails that exist beyond May 21 or 22, last email from either one of those groups. What the report says is that some time in late Spring… he makes contact with WikiLeaks, that’s in his computer,” he says. “Anyway, they found what he had done is that he had submitted a series of documents — of emails, of juicy emails, from the DNC.”
Hersh explains that it was unclear how the negotiations went, but that WikiLeaks did obtain access to a password protected DropBox where Rich had put the files.