What looks like a coincidence, is the fact that John Podesta’s ex-sister in law is on D.C. Police Foundation Board.
Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s ex-sister in law Heather Podesta serves on the Board of the Washington DC Police Foundation.
Heather Podesta serves on the board alongside recent Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who served as police chief when DNC staffer and widely-reported WikiLeaks source Seth Rich was murdered in July 2016. Lanier stepped down as police chief the next month.
D.C. power broker Heather Podesta is the ex-wife of John Podesta’s lobbyist brother Tony, whose Podesta Group is one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the world.
Other board members include representatives of CVS, Enterprise Holdings, Geico, PNC Bank, and Pepco Holdings.
Three Metropolitan police officers were wearing body cameras when they found Seth Rich alive and conscious with two shots to the back near his D.C. home in July 2016. Rich lived for more than another hour, eventually dying at the hospital, according to Metropolitan Police Dept:
Monday, July 11, 2016
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 2100 block of Flagler Place, Northwest on Sunday, July 10, 2016.
At approximately 4:19 am, members of the Fifth District were patrolling the area when they heard gunshots. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim conscious and breathing, and suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 27-year-old Seth Conrad Rich, of Northwest, DC.
Independent media requested body camera footage, but was told to defer to the department’s FOIA guidelines, which prohibit media from getting the footage and mostly limit footage release to involved parties and lawyers.
There is also a major discrepancy between the Metropolitan PD’s original press release on the Seth Rich murder, which stated that officers “heard gunshots,” and subsequent police reports and Metropolitan PD statements, which maintain that officers found out about the shooting from an alert on their digital ShotSpotter audio surveillance system.