Just before Julian Assange’s interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, Wikileaks sent out an ominous tweet indicating what their their next target may be.
“We are issuing a US $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or exposure of any Obama admin agent destroying significant records,” Wikileaks posted on Twitter at 8:52PM, ahead of the interview.
We are issuing a US$20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or exposure of any Obama admin agent destroying significant records. pic.twitter.com/kRRP246uGo
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 4, 2017
As Fox News noted, “The appeal for any evidence mirrored a previous plea from the website in August for information leading to the “conviction” of whoever killed Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich in July. The website promised $20,000 for the information. Rich, the victim of an apparent robbery, is thought by some to have been a whistle-blower. WikiLeaks head Julian Assange, though not admitting Rich leaked any material to the website, hasn’t disputed the notion, either.
In a Monday tweet, WikiLeaks also promised to pump up its output in 2017 — after rocking the 2016 presidential race by posting 50,000+ emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
“If you thought 2016 was a big WikiLeaks year 2017 will blow you away. Help @WikilLeaks prepare for the showdown: shop.wikileaks.org/donate,” the site tweeted above a GIF from the Clint Eastwood western “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.”
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 2, 2017
Though not their doing, WikiLeaks on Wednesday also tweeted a link to a State Department release of 371 new Clinton emails that were posted as the result of litigation. Many of the new emails deal with the drudgery of the early days of Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State.”
Of course, this doesn’t guarantee there’s any evidence for what Wikileaks is investigating. They didn’t obtain any information regarding the death of Seth Rich after offering a reward for details in that case, either.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]