On March 1, Ed Butowsky, who offered to help the family of Seth Rich defray the cost of a private investigator, told Gateway Pundit Seth's father admitted his son had passed the DNC emails on to WikiLeaks. Prior to this, Butowsky told Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh in a recorded conversation there is a purported FBI report that establishes Seth Rich sent the emails to WikiLeaks. All of this blows an even bigger hole in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's case accusing the Russians of hacking Democrats during the 2016 election. Mueller has based his case on the analysis of cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike. Crowdstrike was discredited as a reliable source after it revised and retracted a report over Russian hacking of Ukrainian military equipment. Last March, the company told Congress the hack was carried out by Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear, allegedly two Russian intelligence operations. In an editorial published by The Washington Times, James Lyons, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, who was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations, asked why congressional investigators haven't looked into the murder of Seth Rich considering the growing amount of evidence his death was the result of a hit. It can now be speculated with a fairy degree of accuracy that somebody within the DNC or its associates put out a hit on Seth Rich.