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‘There’s Stuff Circulating on the Internet!’ GOP Rep. Hints at Seth Rich Conspiracy During CNN Segment

Well, it looks like the Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory is now making its way into the talking points of GOP lawmakers.

During an interview on CNN this morning, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) hinted at the debunked story while talking about potential Trump/Russia collusion. Telling anchors John Berman and Poppy Harlow that all the “constant focusing on the Russians” is preventing other stuff from being investigated, he then touched on the theories surrounding Rich’s murder.

“There’s still some question as to whether the intrusion of the DNC server was an insider job or whether or not it was the Russians,” he stated.

“The insider job — what are you referring to here,” Berman shot back. “Because I hope it’s not this information that Fox News just refused to be reporting.” Yesterday, Fox News retracted a story on Rich that claimed the DNC staffer had been in contact with WikiLeaks before his death.

“There’s stuff circulating on the Internet,” Farenthold hedged, leading to Berman wondering what he thinks is worthy of an investigation if police have found nothing so far.

The Texas congressman went on to state that he believes the feds need to look at this because no investigation has ever looked at the DNC computers or servers.

“Do you think it’s responsible to bring up — as a representative of the American people — to bring up up things in your words that are swirling on the internet and give it justification as if there’s a there there when we know nothing on that yet?” Harlow asked.

Farenthold’s response was essentially that the media is doing the same thing to the president by utilizing anonymous sources, labeling it all as propaganda.

Recently, the Seth Rich conspiracy has gotten quite a bit of publicity and coverage due to Fox News’ Sean Hannity embracing it over a period of a few days. Hannity continued to do so against the Rich family’s wishes and as it was reported that his Fox News colleagues were embarrassed by his actions. During last night’s broadcast, Hannity said he would stop talking about it for the time being but took to Twitter and said he wouldn’t stop looking for the truth.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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