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Butowsky, Couch Retract Claims About Late Democratic National Committee Staffer Seth Rich

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Butowsky, Couch Retract Claims About Late Democratic National Committee Staffer Seth Rich

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Two men who advanced allegations about the late Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich have retracted their claims and apologized to Rich’s family. Seth Rich was murdered in Washington in 2016. Ed Butowsky, a wealth manager formerly with Morgan Stanley, frequently appeared on cable television and gave interviews with a range of outlets. According to a lawsuit filed by Rich’s brother, Aaron Rich, Butowsky contacted the family in early 2017 and offered to fund the hiring of a former Washington police investigator to lead a private investigation into the murder. Butowsky then pushed Fox News to publish a story about the murder, which quoted Wheeler as having discovered proof that Seth Rich had leaked DNC documents to WikiLeaks. Butowsky was also the only listed source for a Washington Times article detailing “cover- up questions” about Seth and Aaron Rich. In a recent statement on Twitter, Butowsky wrote, “I never …

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