Hannity starts talking about murdered DNC staffer again
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Sean Hannity spoke about the murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich during his Thursday radio program, ending a temporary hiatus from the topic.

Hannity brought up the murder while speculating about leaks of damaging DNC emails that he believes may have come from "dissatisfied, disgruntled" staffers within the group. 

"My guess is there are a lot of angry, disgruntled, whistleblowing truth-tellers within the DNC that were there that saw the collusion, that saw that the fix was in against [Sen.] Bernie SandersBernie SandersVolatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite MORE [I-Vt.], that saw that there was corruption at the highest levels," Hannity said on his nationally syndicated radio program.

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"Now, I don't know anything about Seth Rich in this sense. I don't have any information about why he was murdered except that it was suspicious," Hannity continued. "And suspicious meaning it wasn't a robbery as they've claimed, but otherwise why would you not steal his wallet, his phone, his necklace, his jewelry and watch and everything else?" 

The 55-year-old conservative and staunch President Trump supporter also repeated that "he feels sorry for the family" of Rich, who had implored Hannity to "stop politicizing their son's murder" in May. 

"Out of respect for the family's wishes for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time," Hannity said on May 23 during his Fox prime-time program. 

Rich was shot and killed in July 2016 in Washington, D.C. His killer has not been found. 

Hannity's comments come after a recent investigation by forensic psychology students and instructors concluded a serial killer is likely behind the murder of Rich.