A recently leaked statement from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sy Hersh claims that a “trusted source” saw emails between Seth Rich and late DNC member Wikileaks.
The deposition, released by Texas attorney Ty Clevenger, lends credibility to a 2017 audio recording where Hersh made the same allegation.
However, for the past three years, Hersh has tried to overturn the original remark.
In an August 2020 cover story, Rolling stone said Hersh’s comments in 2017 were “just reflections” that “turned out to be wrong.”
He also said that just because a source gave him the information doesn’t “make it true”.
One month before Rolling stone article, in an official statement from July 2020, Hersh confirmed that his 2017 remarks were in fact true.
Hersch was asked: “It is true that you had a trusted source that you had known for 31 years who gave you information about the FBI examining Seth Rich’s computer, finding emails from Seth Rich to Wikileaks and asking a payment in exchange. That’s a real statement, isn’t it?
Hersh’s response was, “My response is, it’s absolutely true. I have had a source provide me with second hand information on the issues you raise.
“So when you say ‘doesn’t mean it’s true’ do you mean by that that you couldn’t verify the content of what was communicated to you by your trusted source?” Hersh asked.
He replied, “No, that doesn’t mean that to me.”
“Well, what does that mean to you then?” Hersh was asked to elucidate.
Then Hersh admitted, “I made no attempt to verify. I did not consider it worth checking out. “
So, Hersh said Rolling stone The information from his source “turned out to be false,” a month after he told lawyers he never attempted to verify the claim in the first place.
The deposition came to light just weeks after an FBI lawyer admitted that the agency found more than 20,000 pages of internal documents in which Seth Rich is mentioned.
Seth Rich’s alleged treasure trove of credentials is crucial after the agency denied having had any information about the deceased DNC member for years.
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