D.C. Bar Manager Says The Cops NEVER Tried To Talk About Seth Rich….
There’s just too much fishiness surrounding the death of Seth Rich to think that it was a mugging or a robbery gone wrong. The way the investigation is going, it’s almost like people are leaving out looking for certain crucial pieces of evidence on purpose.
A manager of the Washington, D.C., bar where Democratic National Committee worker Seth Rich was last spotted hours before he was shot and killed last summer told WND that D.C. police officers never interviewed the bar’s staff or requested any evidence from the bar, including the bar’s surveillance video from that night, as part of an investigation into Rich’s murder.
The revelation backs up a claim made by a private investigator who worked on the case who said D.C. police were told to “stand down” on the investigation.
The investigator recently was ordered to “cease and desist” his work on the murder case. “The police never asked for the surveillance video from that night,” a manager of Lou’s City Bar told WND.
His name is being withheld for this story. He said the bar’s surveillance video runs in a cycle of 30 days and that, by now, any footage that may have existed of Rich the last night he was seen alive has been taped over.
Furthermore, the manager said police never asked for any other kind of evidence from the bar such as Rich’s bar receipt from that night. The manager did note he wasn’t sure if Rich paid using a credit card or cash. The manager also said he’s not aware of the police ever interviewing any of the bar’s staff members as part of their investigation into Rich’s murder.
“The only time that I talked to police was during the memorial for Seth,” the manager said, noting that those conversations were more casual and friendly. He did not believe the conversations were part of official police interviews regarding Rich’s murder investigation.
The statements back up a claim by private investigator Rod Wheeler – a retired D.C. police detective who was hired to independently investigate Rich’s murder – that police were told to stand down on Rich’s murder investigation.
Wheeler told FOX 5: “I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’ Now, that is highly unusual for a murder investigation, especially from a police department.”
Wheeler has also suggested that Rich could have been the insider source who leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks.