I would argue that the potential implications of this developing story transcends politics and political rivalries. If there is conclusive evidence that Seth Rich was responsible for leaking the DNC emails to WikiLeaks prior to the DNC Convention last July, and this evidence is in the possession of the FBI, then how are we to interpret the following statement included in the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) of “Russian Activities and Intentions” during the 2016 election:
“We assess with high confidence that the GRU relayed material it acquired from the DNC and senior Democratic officials to WikiLeaks. Moscow most likely chose WikiLeaks because of its self proclaimed reputation for authenticity.”
If the reports are accurate, the ICA’s conclusion is either the result of extreme incompetence or fabricated subterfuge that exposes our nation to an increased risk of conflict with a foreign power.