Seymour Hersh on Seth Rich. Fireworks at the end include NSA, BRENNAN, ROGERS, OBAMA AND NYT!

ROUGH TRANSCRIPT: submitted 1 day ago [20170803?] by candylotus

This is ROUGH. It has taken much longer than I anticipated to casually transcribe. Any edits, improvements, additions welcome. This is loosey goosey but I wanted you guys to have something! Link to actual audio recoding available on both Cassandra Fairbanks and Wikileaks twitter account. Emphasis my own.

Here it is:

About the kid ... I’ll tell you what I know.

What I know comes off an FBI report. Don’t ask me how ...

... You can figure it out, I’ve been around long enough ...

The kid gets ... I don’t think he was murdered .. I ...

... I don’t think he was murdered because of what he knew. The kid's a nice boy, 27, he was not an IT expert, but he learned stuff. He was a data programmer, but he learned stuff.

... And so he’s living on one street, someone, I, I - he’s living ... for ...

... he's living in a very rough neighborhood. And in the exact area where he lived, there had been about 10 ... I’m sure you know about this ... there'd been about 8 or 9, or 10 ... violent stuff ...

... robberies, most of them with somebody brandishing a gun and it’s the kid's hand ... I’m telling ya ... I’m sure you know what, his hands are marked up, the cops concluded he fought off the people, tried to run they shot him twice in the back with a 22 ... small caliber. And then, the kids that did it ran, they got scared, they didn’t take his wallet. Ok ...

So what the cops do then ... and here's what nobody knows, what I’m telling you ... now maybe you know something about it.

When you have a death like that ... the DC cops ... if you're pegged you don’t just generally go, yep rick, I know ... what's going on you have to get to the kids apartment and see what you can find.

If he’s dead you don’t need a warrant, but most cops get a warrant because they don’t know if the guy has, has a ... has a roommate. You need a warrant. So they get a warrant. I’m just tellin' ya, there is such a thing.

They go in the house and they can’t do much with his computer ... the password ...

... the cops don’t know much about it. So the DC cops ... they have a cyber unit in DC and they’re more sophisticated, they come and look at it.

The idea is maybe he’s had a series of exchanges with somebody who says I’m going to kill you motherfucker over a girl or ...

... and they can’t get in. The cyber guys do a little better but they can’t make sense of it ... so they call the ... they call the FBI cyber unit ... the DC unit.

The Washington field office is a hot shit unit. The guy running the Washington field office he’s like ... he’s like, you know ... he’s like a three-star at an army base, he’s already looking for four ... you know what I mean? He’s gonna go in to a top job.

... there’s a cyber unit there that’s excellent.

... what you get in a warrant ... the public information you get in a warrant doesn’t include ... it ... ah ... it does not include the affidavit underlying what ... why you're going in, what the reason was, that’s almost never available ... um, um ... I can tell you that ...

... the existence of a warrant is a public document 99% of the time.

So ... um ... they, on the same warrant, they call in the feds.

... the feds get through, and here's what they find. This is according to the FBI report.

What they find is ... he makes conta ...

... first of all you have to know, you have to know some basic facts. One of the basic facts is there’s no DNC or Podesta emails that ... that ...ah ... exist beyond May 22nd ... May 21st, 22nd ... the last email from either one of those groups. And so this ...

... so what the report says is that sometime in late spring, we’re talking about June - you know summer's in June 21st, late spring would be after - I presume, I don’t know ... I just say late spring, early summer ... he makes contact with Wikileaks. That’s in his computer and he makes contact.

Now, I have to be careful because I, I’ve known ... I, met Julian in Europe ...

... Julian 10-12 years ...

... I stay the fuck away from people like that ... you know ... he’s invited me, and when I’m in London I always get a message “Come see me at the Ecuadorian Embassy” ... but I say no, fuck you, I ain't fuckin' goin' there ...

... I’ve got enough trouble without getting photographed ... by every fuckin' 'a' ...

... he’s under total surveillance by everybody, and ...

... but anyways ... they found what he had done. He had submitted a series of documents ... of emails. Some juicy emails from the DNC ...

... and you know, by the way, all this shit about the DNC, um, you know ... whether it was hacked or wasn’t hacked, but whatever happened ... the democrats themselves wrote this shit, you know what I mean?

... all I know is that he [Seth] offered a sample ... an extensive sample, you know I’m sure dozens ... of emails and said “I want money” ...

... that later Wikileaks did get the password ...

... he had a Dropbox, a protected Dropbox, which isn’t hard to do ... I mean you don’t have to be a wizard ... IT wizard ... you know, he was certainly ... he's not a dumb kid.

They [the FBI?] got access to the Dropbox. He also ...

... and this is also in the FBI report, he also let people know, with whom he was dealing, and I don’t know how he dealt - I’ll tell you about Wikileaks in a second - I don’t know how he dealt with the Wikileaks - the mechanism - but he also ...

... the word was passed according to the NSA report,

“I’ve also shared this box with a couple of friends - so if anything happens to me it’s not going to solve your problem”.

Ok? I don’t know what that means. I don't know whether he was ... anyway ...

... but Wikileaks got access, and before he was killed ...

... I can tell you right now Brennan is an asshole. Uh, I’ve known all these people for years. Clapper is sort of a better guy but not a rocket scientist, the NSA guy’s a fuckin' moron, and they don’t ...

... you know the trouble with all of those guys is that the only way they’re going to make it to a board or two and get hired by SAIT [1] to deliver some fat cat contracts is if Hillary stayed in. With Trump they’re gone, they’re done, they’re going to live on their pension, they’re not going to make it.

And I gotta tell ya, guys in that job - they don’t want to live on their pension, they want to be on boards like they're pres ...

... make 600 thousand bucks for going to four visits ...

... I have somebody on the inside ... you know I’ve been around a long time, and I write a lot of stuff ... I have somebody on the inside who will go and read a file for me ...

... this person is unbelievably accurate and careful, he’s a very high-level guy and ... he’ll do a favor.

... You’re just going to have to trust me.

I have what they call in my business ... long-form journalism ... I have a narrative of how that whole fucking thing began. It’s a Brennan operation, it was an American disinformation ...

... and fucking, the fucking President, at one point when they even started telling the press, they were back-briefing the press, the head of the NSA was going and telling the press - fucking cock-sucker Rogers - was telling the press that we even know who in the GRU - the Russian Military Intelligence Service - who leaked it.

... I mean all bullshit. They were telling these stu ...

... I worked at the New York Times for fucking years, and the trouble with the fucking New York Times is they have smart guys, but they’re totally beholden on sources.

... if the president or the national ... the head of the CHL[?] gives them something they actually believe it.

... I was actually hired at the time to write about it ... to go after the war, in the Vietnam War in '72 because they were just locked in ...

... so that’s what the Times is.

... these guys run the fuckin' Times, and Trump’s not wrong ... but ...

... I mean, I wish he would calm down ... had a better press secretary, you don’t have to be so ...

Trump’s not wrong to think they all fucking lied about him. I can tell you right ...

[1]Center for Security and Assurance in IT, http://www.sait.fsu.edu/home.shtml