The FBI has asked a federal court to seal the evidence the Bureau has from murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich’s laptop for 66 years, despite previously claiming that the information doesn’t exist.
As Slay News reported, the FBI has failed to hand over the evidence in violation of a court order.
In September, a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas ordered the FBI to “produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich’s laptop.”
Judge Amos L. Mazzant gave the FBI 14 days to surrender the evidence.
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The FBI is ordered to "produce the information it possesses related to Seth Rich's laptop" within 14 days.
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However, the deadline passed on October 13 and the FBI failed to surrender the evidence.
After the missed deadline, Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration asked for more time to respond to Judge Mazzant’s order.
The Bureau is also reportedly withholding three reports produced by CrowdStrike in 2016 regarding the alleged hack of the DNC servers.
Young Democratic Party aide Seth Rich’s murder has still left many questions unanswered.
He was shot in the back twice in the early morning of July 10, 2016, near his home in Washington D.C.
He died later in the hospital.
The police recorded the event as a robbery and yet Rich’s phone, wallet, and personal items were with him when the police arrived.
Police in Washington, D.C., never identified his killer, and there was a vacuum of reliable information.
Some people suspect Rich was the source of Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager John Podesta’s emails which were obtained by WikiLeaks before the 2016 Election.
Rich was killed shortly after the emails were handed to WikiLeaks.
The FBI has long denied possessing any information or files related to the Seth Rich murder.
But that was not true and eventually, the information was discovered.
The FBI was forced to admit it is withholding information on Rich.
On Friday, Christopher Wray’s FBI asked for any information on the Seth Rich investigation to be sealed for 66 years.
The Epoch Times reported:
The FBI is asking a U.S. court to reverse its order that it produce information from Seth Rich’s laptop computer.
If the court does not, the bureau wants 66 years to produce the information.
Rich was a Democratic National Committee staffer when he was killed on a street in Washington in mid-2016.
No person has ever been arrested in connection to the murder.
U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, an Obama appointee, ruled in September that the bureau must hand over information from the computer to Brian Huddleston, a Texas man who filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the info.
The FBI’s assertion that the privacy interest Rich’s family members hold outweighed the public interest was rejected by Mazzant, who noted the bureau cited no relevant case law supporting the argument.