"That's bad enough for our city, and I think it is irresponsible to conflate this into something that doesn't connect to anything that the detectives have found".
"Your improper and unauthorised statements, many of which are false and have no basis in fact, have also injured the memory and reputation of Seth Rich and have defamed and injured the reputation of the members of the family, '" lawyer Joseph Ingrisano wrote in the letter. He added that his sources told him police and the feds were told to "stand down" from the murder investigation.
Despite the fact that the video demonstrably does not show Rich's parents "thanking the Internet" for spreading bogus claims about their son, popular right-wing conspiracy site The Gateway Pundit on 21 May 2017 picked up the tweet and reported the false claim along with incorrect details about the murder, while alluding to another debunked (and outlandish) story - that Rich was en route to meet with the Federal Bureau of Investigation but was taken out by hit men acting on behalf of Clinton: Now it is being reported that the parents of Seth Rich are on the Internet thanking everyone who is helping the family find the two individuals who killed Seth Rich. Their evidence was a single source, an occasional Fox News legal analyst named Rod Wheeler, who recanted his claim within a day. "I'm suggesting that our sources take risks".
But just as NBC, along with CNN and the Washington Post - including a deep dive by the Post's Dave Weigel on how the Rich story really is "fake news" - tried to drown the conspiracy theories, Dotcom and several figures on the right brought it back.
An Anon working in DC says that he's seeing people in a panic like never before about #SethRich.
Shortly thereafter, Hannity called on Dotcom to be a guest on his television and radio shows and demanded that Congress look into the young staffer's murder.
On Fox and Friends, Gingrich said: "We have this very unusual story here of this young man who worked for the DNC who was apparently assassinated at four in the morning having given WikiLeaks something like 23,000 - I'm sorry, 53,000 - emails and 17,000 attachments".
Less than two weeks after Rich's murder, WikiLeaks began to publish the DNC leaks.
Recently, there has been much discussion in the national media surrounding my revelation that I believe that Seth's death could be possibly linked to his former employment at the DNC, or with relationships with others connected to his employment.
Perhaps tweets such as this were what triggered Bauman's questions about the sincerity of Dotcom's "agenda", which should become more clear when Dotcom delivers his statement on Rich's alleged involvement with WikiLeaks.
We are offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the case.
In a unusual development, users discovered a tweet by former DNC director of data science Andrew Therriault, which appeared to posthumously mock Mr Rich, referring to him as an "embarrassment".
Fox5 has since backtracked on its initial report.
"We contacted [Wheeler] and he admitted he had no such evidence", Darcy said.
To date, there is zero available evidence that Rich's murder has any connection to politics.
Which was followed up by the following posts on 4Chan's /pol/ subgroup that high-ranking current and former Democratic Party officials are terrified of the Seth Rich murder investigation. "If Seth was wiki source, no Trump/Russia collusion". To even admit that you have knowledge of this story puts you in immediate danger.