During the 2016 election, the Democratic Party actively conspired to make sure that Hillary Clinton, as opposed to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would be the party’s candidate for the primaries. Understandably, some upset supporters of Sen. Sanders are demanding justice.
For example, Jared and Elizabeth Beck, both of whom support Sen. Sanders, are currently suing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for fraud. They’re arguing that by actively conspiring to stop Sanders from being nominated, the DNC misappropriated public funds. As a result, the Becks believe that the party defrauded those who contributed to the organization and are demanding that they repay their donors.
Unfortunately, their lawsuit has put their lives in danger. Earlier this week, they received a threatening phone call from a number that was traced back to former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Aventura office. They took the call, which was voice-modulated, very seriously and filed a motion to the court asking for an “order of protection.”
During a live-stream on Facebook, they informed their supporters about the motion. “After much consideration and deliberation, we have concluded that it is time to bring these [safety] concerns to the court’s attention,” announced Jared. “Today we filed a motion asking Judge William Zloch to provide protection of the plaintiffs, their counsel, and their families, as well as all of the witnesses in the DNC Fraud lawsuit,” he continued. “In support of this motion, we have cited the following events: the untimely death of our process server Shawn Lucas [and] the unsolved murder of DNC employee Seth Rich,” he added.
The Becks are suspicious of the official police reports regarding the untimely deaths of Lucas, who officials say died from an accidental drug overdose, and Rich, who was allegedly killed during what is said to be a robbery even though none of his possessions were stolen. This is because both men were thought to be opponents of the DNC.
Specifically, Lucas, a process server, was the one who served the DNC the lawsuit. Rich, who worked at the DNC, was suspected of leaking information about the organization’s lack of neutrality to WikiLeaks. On top of that, he was a potential witness in the fraud case against the DNC. The Becks believe that he was likely killed to stop him from testifying and are using this to justify their request for protection.
Jared and Elizabeth aren’t the only ones suspicious of the Rich’s murder. Earlier this year, Fox News’ Sean Hannity sparked outrage after he used his show to highlight the questionable nature of his death. Many dismissed what he was saying as a conspiracy theory. Some, like the far-left organization Mediamatters, even went so far to try and get him fired from his show.
In response, Hannity called them out on Twitter. “IMPORTANT! Mediamatters is trying to silence me, get me fired, pressure my advertising on radio & TV. Liberal Fascism. I need your help!!” he tweeted.
IMPORTANT! Mediamatters is trying to silence me, get me fired, pressure my advertising on radio & TV. Liberal Fascism. I need your help!!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 23, 2017
However, due to pressure from advertisers, Fox News didn’t offer Hannity much support. Rather than come to his defense, they released a statement distancing themselves from the controversy. “On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed,” they said in the statement. “We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted,” they added.
Hannity followed up about the controversial story several days later. During his show’s opening monologue, he told viewers that he was going to stop talking about Rich’s investigation on the air. “Out of respect for the family’s wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time,” he explained, adding, “please do not interpret what I’m saying tonight to mean anything. Don’t read into this. I promise you, I am not going to stop doing my job. To the extent to my ability, I am not going to stop trying to find the truth.”
Judges have an obligation to ensure that those involved in dangerous cases are protected. Given the suspicious deaths of two people close to the investigation, it’s reasonable to conclude that the lives of those involved in this case are in danger. Because of this, the Becks’ motion should be granted.