During an interview Monday with the Washington Post, Jack Burkman said “it’s a horror story.”
Burkman launched his own investigation into Rich, the former Democratic National Committee staffer who was shot and killed in July 2016.
Rich was mysteriously murdered while walking home late one evening from a bar in Washington, D.C.
He is also believed to be the insider who hacked the DNC’s servers and provided the documents to WikiLeaks just a few weeks prior to this death.
But things quickly got heated, and it ended with the 46-year-old shooting Burkman twice and running him over with his SUV.
Burkman explained police tensions began rising after Doherty attempted to take over the investigation. He said Doherty had been speaking to reporters without Burkman’s consent.
In July 2017, Burkman fired Doherty and sent him a cease-and-desist letter.
“I just figured the matter was closed,” Burkman told the Post. “But what happened is, I guess, he was simmering and simmering and simmering.”
Burkman said he received a call from an individual who identified as a senior FBI official claiming to have documents related to the case.
The source told Burkman he would hide envelopes containing the information under a parking garage cone at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn.
Burkman said when he arrived at the parking garage to retrieve the documents, he was shot in the buttocks and thigh, and then run over by Doherty.
Doherty has been charged with a felony for using a firearm and two counts of malicious wounding.
The deranged suspect is currently jailed and awaiting trial.
Like Burkman, many Americans remain curious about Rich’s death and whether he was the source who provided the DNC’s internal documents and emails to WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks not only released all of the emails and documents, they played a very big role in exposing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
Many Americans want justice served in the case of Rich’s mysterious death.