RedState Takes Down Seth Rich-Mueller Conspiracy Post

FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2013, as the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the FBI. Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 ... FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2013, as the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the FBI. Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 years as head of the law enforcement agency that is conducting high-profile investigations of the Boston Marathon bombings, the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and leaks of classified government information. The committee's chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said when it comes to national security leaks, it's important to balance the need to protect secrecy with the need to let the news media do their job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS

After receiving online flak and a disavowal from former CEO Erick Erickson, conservative blog RedState has taken down a post on its site postulating that special counsel Robert Mueller covered up murdered DNC employee Seth Rich’s involvement in the DNC email hack.

The original post featured a note from the editors at the top, asserting that they believe the opinion expressed in the article is false.

In the post, staff author Elizabeth Vaughn mulls the conspiracy theory that Rich was behind the hacks and WikiLeaks dump, and that Mueller obfuscated that fact in his report to ensure that Russia remained the antagonist of the story.

Rich’s killing has been the subject of many a conspiracy theorist, and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and Fox News’ Sean Hannity have specifically peddled the Mueller-Rich fabrication. Mueller expressly said in his report that Rich was not the source of the leaks.

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