We first reported in late July that Texas businessman Ed Butowsky filed a lawsuit where he outed reporter Ellen Ratner as his source for information on Seth Rich. The DNC operative was murdered in the summer of 2016 in Washington DC. His murder was never solved. According to the lawsuit Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks the DNC emails before the 2016 election, not Russia.
Folkenflik did not fabricate anything in his article. In fact, he pointed out frequently everything being reported was drawn from Wheeler’s lawsuit. Here’s every time Folkenflik indicated the content of his reporting was drawn from a publicly-filed lawsuit:
Personal Liberty Lawsuit outs Ellen Ratner as source of Seth Rich information
Mr. Butowsky stumbled into the RCH crosshairs after Ellen Ratner, a news
analyst for Fox News and the White House correspondent for Talk Media News,
contacted him in the Fall of 2016 about a meeting she had with Mr. Assange. Ms.
Ratner’s brother, the late Michael Ratner, was an attorney who had represented Mr. Assange. According to Ms. Ratner, she made a stop in London during a return flight from Berlin, and she met with Mr. Assange for approximately six hours in the Ecuadorean embassy.
Ellen Ratner’s brother Michael Ratner had passed away spring 2016. Michael Ratner’s ex wife Margaret Ratner Kunstler, represents Mr. Assange.
Lawyers for the Left: In the Courts, On the Streets, and On the Air
By Michael Steven Smith
Timeline of investigations into Trump and Russia This is a list of individuals and organizations that have been involved in the events related to either the election interference that Russia conducted against the 2016 U.S. elections and/or the resulting investigations into suspected inappropriate links between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials. Seth Abramsonestimated more than 400 people could be listed here.[