News broke today that the Trump regime had a hand in the Seth Rich story:
The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the death of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The explosive claim is part of the lawsuit filed against Fox News by Rod Wheeler, a longtime paid commentator for the news network. The suit was obtained exclusively by NPR.
Wheeler alleges Fox News and the Trump supporter intended to deflect public attention from growing concern about the administration's ties to the Russian government. His suit charges that a Fox News reporter created quotations out of thin air and attributed them to him to propel her story.
For those who don't know: Seth Rich was a DNC staffer who was murdered in the middle of last year's campaign. Immediately, conspiracy theories arose that he was the one who leaked DNC documents to Wikileaks, and was killed in retaliation. A few months ago, Sean Hannity of Fox News resuscitated the story, drawing wide condemnation.
If true, this is another data point in Trump's authoritarianism. Authoritarian regimes, when confronted with dissent and unpopularity, concoct diversions, usually ones which damn their main opposition.
That Donald Trump would do this is no surprise. He is a caged animal, and will use anyone to protect himself.
Most Republicans are too far gone to save. But now it's time for Republicans like Jeff Flake to put out more than feel-good words. Trump is the viper in the nest, and if they have any hope of saving the party, its head must be cut off. The Seth Rich debacle is another indication of how far Trump and his clan will go to maintain illusory power. A man's family is being dragged through the mud to deflect attention away from impeachable, even treasonous, offenses. Much like it's not up to African Americans to solve racism, it's not up to Democrats to excise the cancer at the heart of the modern Republican Party and movement conservatism.
Add this to the charge sheet against Donald Trump.