DEVELOPING STORY: Attorney/GOP lobbyist who represents family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich asks Congress to investigate possible Russia connection

Jack Burkman wants Homeland Security or Oversight and Government Reform committees to probe mysterious murder At the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Seth Rich was in charge of creating an innovative and high-tech voter registration system at the time of his death
(PR NewsChannel) / February 16, 2017 / WASHINGTON 
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As billboards prepare to go up this month in the neighborhood where Seth Rich was murdered, attorney/GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman called on Congress to investigate.

Jack Burkman, the D.C. attorney and GOP lobbyist who represents pro bono the family of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was mysteriously killed while walking to his home, today called on Congress to investigate the murder case and whether it’s connected to Russian hacking of the elections.

Burkman who created a website on the murder (www.whokilledseth.com) and receives leads and other information, this month will erect bus depot billboards in the neighborhood where Rich was killed.

Burkman says given Russia’s known interference in the election and the DNC email hack, and Rich’s job at the DNC, Homeland Security or Oversight and Government Reform committees should investigate Russia’s possible connection to the crime.

“Metro police have no solid leads. Seth was shot in the back and although police say robbery is the likely motive, nothing was taken,” says Burkman. “Based on what we know about Russia’s involvement in the DNC email hacking, Congress needs to investigate whether Russia was involved, associated in any way or responsible for Seth’s murder.”

GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman with Seth Rich's parents, Joel and Mary Rich, on November 21 in the neighborhood where Mr. Rich was murdered.

GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman with Seth Rich’s parents, Joel and Mary Rich, on November 21, 2016 in the neighborhood where Seth Rich was murdered.

Less than a month after Rich’s murder, WikiLeaks announced on Twitter a $20,000 reward for Rich’s murderer. But the official reward is at $130,000—$25,000 from D.C. police and $105,000 by Burkman. It does not include the reward from WikiLeaks.

“We will cooperate with either or both of the Congressional committees that look into Seth’s murder as we have been with D.C. police,” says Burkman. “We absolutely need to know whether Russia was also involved in Seth’s murder. And given all the information that’s coming out, it seems very likely there is a connection.

“Congress must include Seth’s murder as it investigates Russia’s interference in the U.S. election. Based on what I know, it would be irresponsible of them if they don’t.”

For more information about the effort to find Seth’s killer, please visit www.whokilledseth.com.

For more about Jack Burkman: goo.gl/Xwk4Ox

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SOURCE:  J.M. Burkman and Assoc.



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