Hillary Clinton told Seth Rich’s parents in a private meeting after his death that he had accepted a job to work for her campaign; however, people in the slain DNC worker’s circle were not aware that he had agreed to work for her, according to sources.
“Hillary Clinton told Seth’s parents that he had accepted a job to work for her campaign just days before he died, and that he planned to move to New York City for the gig,” a source said. However, the source said that people in Seth’s circle were not aware of his alleged plans to work on the Clinton campaign. “People didn’t seem to know about this until Hillary brought it up. Everyone has found this very odd considering that Seth was a huge Bernie supporter and not a fan of Hillary.”
After Clinton got the presidential nomination at the DNC Convention, the first stop she made was Omaha, Nebraska where she gave a speech at Omaha North High School in early August. There she privately met with Seth’s parents. Friends of Seth found it strange that Clinton made Omaha her first stop on the campaign trail after her nomination. “I find it extremely odd that she came to Omaha right after she got the nomination,” the source said. “Of all the places she could’ve gone – it’s strange that she came to a state with such little significance to her campaign.”
Seth’s father, Joel, said he was also surprised that Clinton took the time to privately meet with him and his wife. “I figured it would just be a staged greeting,” Joel told the Omaha World-Herald. “But my wife and I were both really caught off guard. Secretary Clinton had talked with people who knew Seth – and it wasn’t just that he had worked at the DNC and was a nice guy.”
Joel also noted that Clinton seemed to know a lot about Seth and that the Clinton campaign had initiated and arranged the meeting with them before she gave the speech at the local high school. “We found that the secretary had requested that we be the last ones so she could spend more time with us,” Joel said.
Despite Clinton’s effort to meet with the family, neither she nor the DNC have publicly offered a reward for a person who can provide information that will lead to the arrest for Seth’s murder. Jack Burkman, a lobbyist who is conducting a private investigation into the murder, thinks it’s outrageous the DNC hasn’t offered a dime in reward money. “The DNC, my goodness, it’s one of yours,” Burkman said. “I have no idea why they haven’t offered a reward and I think it’s suspicious.”
Clinton has met with victim family members in the past who have accused her of lying. Pat Smith, the mother of U.S. Foreign Information Manager Sean Smith, who was killed in the radical Islamic terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, said that Clinton lied to her about her son’s death within five feet of his coffin. “I spoke to her at the coffin ceremony, and she told me what she told me, within about five feet of my son’s coffin and then she lied to me,” Smith said in an interview. Smith said Clinton blamed Sean’s death on an anti-Muslim YouTube video despite no evidence concluding this in an 800-page report by the House Benghazi Select Committee. Clinton went on TV and said Pat “may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said.” Smith fired back: “All I heard was you [Hillary] getting on TV, calling me a liar. That’s not true, Hillary. I am not the liar. You are the liar!”