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New Seth Rich Documents in FBI Records Vault

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The FBI records vault now hosts two PDFs of unclassified documents related to murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich. The first batch, which shows a creation date of June 21, 2021, is 137 pages. The second, with a creation date of July 8, contains 5 pages.

UncoverDC reported on the 68 pages made public on April 23 and 121 pages on May 7, both released by attorney Ty Clevenger. Clevenger had filed a lawsuit against the FBI on behalf of a man whose initial FOIA request had been denied. Winning that suit forced the FBI to release the responsive records it initially denied existed.

The first 77 pages of the 137-page document contain what appears to be the 68 pages that have been available since April 23, plus an additional 9 indexing pages. The rest are new to the public and consist mostly of a variety of 302’s that summarize interviews and evidence from the FBI’s investigations into Rich’s murder and the DNC server breach. One interviewee was a personal acquaintance of Rich, and another interview involved the FBI’s Cyber Division. There are also mentions of FireEye, the Internet Research Agency, and a prosecutorial strategy meeting following the CyberCaliphate breach of the Department of Defense social media accounts in 2015.

In December 2019, Clevenger received an email from an attorney representing the FBI which stated that the initial search by the FBI for records responsive to Clevenger’s FOIA had found “approximately 50 cross-reference serials, with attachments totaling over 20,000 pages, in which Seth Rich is mentioned.” The FBI attorney’s email also stated,

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