The story poured fresh fuel on a long-simmering wild conspiracy theory — for which there is no evidence — that the Clintons had the staffer, Seth Rich, murdered for leaking DNC emails to Julian Assange’s organization. It was based on an interview with a single source, a private investigator named Rod Wheeler who, the article said, had been hired by the Rich family to investigate the crime.
This morning, though, the Rich family rejected the report and told BuzzFeed News through a spokesman that Wheeler had been “paid for by a third party” and was contractually “barred from speaking to press” without permission from the family.
So who is Rod Wheeler, what do we know about him, and what is his relationship to the Riches?
Source: News Now/ BuzzFeed News