Kim Dotcom Risks It All Again To Call Out The DNC

Kim Dotcom Risks It All Again To Call Out The DNC

The Sunday-morning Tweet from President Trump proved to be more consequential than he surely intended. This was his message:

‘I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.” The Russian “hoax” was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!’ (Twitter)

Perhaps the president is cleverer than we give him credit for, but it seems unlikely that Trump was alluding to the internet wiz Kim Dotcom, aka Kim Schmitz, who has been vocal enough about the DNC ‘hacking’ and Seth Rich sagas to put his freedom and potentially his life in danger. Regardless of intentionality, the allusion to a ‘400 pound genius’ seemed to have prompted a response from Dotcom. And, his response remains relevant to the American political landscape even beyond the 2016 election results.

‘"Let me assure you, the DNC hack wasn't even a hack. It was an insider with a memory stick. I know this because I know who did it and why," adding "Special Counsel Mueller is not interested in my evidence. My lawyers wrote to him twice. He never replied. 360 pounds!"’ (Twitter)

It isn’t the first time that the New Zealander, Dotcom, has spoken out about the purported DNC hack, which many strongly believe to have been an on-site download rather than the from-a-distance hack that has been falsely attributed to Russian nationals. Still, the latest public declaration that something fishy is going on is significant, as it indicates that Dotcom doesn’t plan on being silenced, at least not by his own volition.

Those who have analyzed the download speed of the DNC files have reported that it is far too great to have been remotely executed. But Dotcom’s public profile, especially among tech heads who revere the acumen required to have founded his MegaUpload file sharing platform, means that his words carry far more weight than the average analyst. And, that means that it takes far more hutzbah to speak out in the way that Dotcom has, once again.

Let’s consider the timeline.

In April 2016, the DNC was found to be victim of ‘suspicious activity’, which many have concluded was an insider – keep in mind the download speed again – extracting files from the DNC servers. If you are prone to buy into the Seth Rich narrative, and the idea that Rich is the person Kim Dotcom claims to ‘know who did it’, then you can understand how much leverage Dotcom potentially has toward those who fear being exposed as pushing a false narrative, and potentially far worse.

But informational leverage, and potentially the truth, has not been enough to save the lives of countless people throughout history. The likes of Kim Dotcom, and his cohort Julian Assange, are no different. Especially when you consider the stakes of what they are hinting at exposing, in the most focused-upon country in the world, during the peak of the information age.

Though the latest, Kim Dotcom’s recent ultra-candid Tweet is far from his most provocative or overt. Consider what he Tweeted way back in May of 2017:

'If Congress includes #SethRich case into their Russia probe I'll give written testimony with evidence that Seth Rich was @Wikileaks source.’

Hell, he came right out and said what he was initially teasing, not stopping short of claiming personal involvement in the matter:

‘I knew Seth Rich. I know he was the @Wikileaks source. I was involved. …

Still, after he was clearly contacted by his lawyers, Dotcom was justifiably uneasy about the lengths to which American authorities would go to silence him:

‘If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back.

Considering the reputation that Mueller has garnered with respect to Democratic partisanship, can you blame Dotcom for his skepticism?

Dotcom has been pushing all the wrong buttons, having clearly gotten on the wrong side of America’s most powerful investigative branch. As he faces extradition on money laundering and copyright infringement charges related to his role in MegaUpload – call it the Al Capone treatment – Dotcom clearly feels brazen enough to drop more less-than-subtle breadcrumbs as his fate is coming closer and closer to the hands of the United States’ Department of Justice.

There’s no doubt that those who have followed the DNC ‘hack’ – those who are abreast of the facts of the case – are discouraged by the lack of progress that has been made in bringing true justice to the case. They are frustrated by the lack of evidence put forth by Dotcom, and the Twitter comments seem far from consolation in light of the magnitude of the narrative involving the DNC, foreign agents, and Seth Rich.

But, when one places themselves in Kim Dotcom’s shoes, it’s difficult to say that he hasn’t shown gall, if not massive balls, throughout the process. Facing a trial in the United States, he continues to stick his neck out, if not self-destructively.

Even if it is only on Twitter, it’s something. Something to keep the truth lying beneath a sordid narrative alive.

And that’s worth something, if not a few extra years spent behind bars by the 350 pound genius.