While the mainstream media was busily bludgeoning Donald Trump with the outrage du jour, the really weird story about a mysteriously murdered DNC staffer didn’t get much play. With Hillary Clinton now effectively immunized from fallout over the outrageous conduct of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s political operation in deliberately undermining woebegone Bernie Sanders the focus turns on preventing any more surprises before the election. Activist organization Wikileaks – which was responsible for the dumping of the incriminating emails – raised eyebrows by offering a $20, 000 reward in the unsolved murder of 27-year-old Seth Rich last month. Julian Assange gave an interview to a Dutch TV program in which he alluded that Rich – and not the Russians – were the source of the emails.

Assange’s interview and the reward were immediately denounced by interested parties as conspiracy theories (a potent and effective pejorative when it comes down to shutting down those asking inconvenient questions) but the Dems have reportedly brought in a public relations specialist to manage the situation.

According to a story from Infowars.com “Democratic ‘Crisis Communications” PR Agent Hired to Shut Down Seth Rich “Conspiracy Theories”:

The man hired to shut down “conspiracy theories” surrounding the mysterious murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich is a public relations manager who specializes in “crisis communications” for the Democratic Party.

27-year-old Rich was shot in the back in Washington D.C. on July 10, the apparent victim of an attempted “robbery” despite the fact that no possessions were taken.

Earlier this week, Julian Assange appeared on Dutch television and implied that Rich was one of the sources of the DNC email link. Wikileaks then offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of his killer.

It has since emerged that Rich’s family is now being represented by Brad Bauman, whose LinkedIn page lists his roles as, “Managing a crisis communications and full service public relations firm,” and “Providing strategic communications advice to Democratic candidates and labor unions.”

Earlier today, Wikileaks tweeted, “Seth Rich’s new “family spokesman” is Brad Bauman a professional Democrat crisis PR consultant with the Pastorum Group.”

The very fact that Wikileaks is still talking about Seth Rich’s murder and his family’s representation by a Democratic Party operative clearly suggests that the whistleblower organization thinks there may be a cover-up taking place.

As USA Politics Now highlights, the rhetoric coming from Rich’s parents seemed to change suddenly after Wikileaks put up the $20,000 reward. The concern seemed to immediately shift from finding Rich’s killer to shutting down “conspiracy theories” about his death.

Bauman put out a statement on behalf of the family asking for the public to, “refrain from pushing unproven and harmful theories about Seth’s murder,” accusing those who do of “attempting to politicize this horrible tragedy”.

Has Brad Bauman been tasked by the Democratic establishment with silencing uncomfortable questions about Seth Rich’s murder?

When it comes to conspiracy theories the only one that can be given any validity is that anyone who dares to criticize Queen Hillary is acting on behalf of Vladimir Putin – whether they know it or not – which has worked like a charm in stifling questions on those damn emails.

The Clinton machine rightfully fears that any serious investigative reporting on Rich may bring renewed attention on that trail of dead bodies that have been strewn in their wake as they climbed to the very pinnacle of power. If he keeps it up Assange will join the list.