Accused of creating a medium where independent users of his site could upload, share and distribute files such as Hollywood movies, Dotcom cannot leave the country where he currently lives, New Zealand. That is, unless he wants to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
So why would a wanted man, larger than life as the notorious B.I.G, want to wade into the world of geopolitics? Maybe the answer can be found in the person of Seth Rich.
Rich, who was working for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), was killed assassination style just feet from his Washington, DC home. Despite authorities calling it a robbery, none of his valuables were taken, leaving many to question whether his death, which is still unsolved, was politically motivated.
Within days of his murder, Wikileaks released a treasure trove of emails belonging to the DNC. Those emails created a firestorm of controversy for the mainstream media, the DNC, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders' supporters.
The database revealed Sanders to be the fall-guy for the eventual nomination of Clinton, with DNC staffers collaborating with members of the mainstream media to make Sanders look bad in the news. Those emails also showed CNN's political analyst Donna Brazile had passed debate questions on to Hillary Clinton's campaign ahead of one of her debates with Donald Trump, clearly giving Clinton the advantage.
Immediately after being exposed, the Russian narrative was hatched, blaming America's enemy number one for the DNC database hacking. But when Rich turned up dead on his proverbial front door step, whispers circulated the DNC staffer was the source for the Wikileaks dump, not the Russians. Seth was murdered on July 10, in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, in D.C., but his killer(s) is still at-large and the investigation into his death has stalled.
On Friday, Kim Dotcom has weighed in on the scandal and unsolved murder all in one tweet. He tweeted, "If Congress includes #SethRich case into their Russia probe I'll give written testimony with evidence that Seth Rich was @Wikileaks source."