Despite what the media would have you believe, you don’t have to be a rabid partisan or a conspiracy monger to have questions about the late DNC staffer, Seth Rich. When someone who is closely involved in a presidential election is shot to death in cold blood on the streets of the capital, no arrests are made and people in authority seem to be stonewalling requests for information, it’s inevitably going to pique the public’s curiosity. And when the media attempt to shame, defame and destroy anyone who brings up the subject, that just makes people more curious.

At the link, Wayne Allyn Root offers a unique take to help explain the public’s curiosity. He revisits all the facts of the case, but switches them to a hypothetical scenario in which an RNC staffer suspected of damaging leaks against the Trump campaign was gunned down on the street, and asks if the media reaction to that would be silence and a demand that it not be discussed.

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The fact is, this could be exactly what the police claim: just a botched robbery. But the overreaction to questions and the insistence that they stop is actually stoking public skepticism. People are going to ask questions if for no other reason than this is a real-life murder mystery. Plus, it illustrates one of the most “elemental” rules of mystery solving, as pointed out by Sherlock Holmes. He once drew a police detective’s attention to the “curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” The cop said the dog did nothing, it remained silent. Holmes replied, “That was the curious incident.”