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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Source Privilege & First Amendment Rights DENIED to Matt Couch, The Fight for Truth Continues

It is with a heavy heart that I have to make this announcement in our Seth Rich investigation on Sunday evening February 9th, 2020.  

The federal judge who is presiding over the lawsuit I am involved in (Rich v. Butowsky, et al 18-cv-00681) has ruled that I do not have source privilege, and thus must give up all of my recordings, video, and audio of sources in our Seth Rich murder investigation. This is extremely disheartening and damning to the First Amendment of the United States of America.

As many of you know I have been conducting a multiple year investigation into the unsolved murder of Seth Conrad Rich, a DNC Employee and Whistleblower who was murdered in the early morning hours on July 10th, 2016 in the District of Columbia.

During the investigation, I have been helped by patriots who have worked for free, pro bono, tirelessly digging and investigating into this murder. We have multiple audios of key sources in our Seth Rich murder investigation. We gave these people our word that we would protect them, and protect their identities. Now we have to give this information over to the plaintiff, the brother of Seth Rich who is suing us for “defamation.”   We have fought this decision with everything we have, even pointing out to the Judge that at least one other news organization is raising nearly identical issues and that it would be highly prejudicial for a decision to be rendered against us before the judge makes his decision on the other news organization.   

Unfortunately the Judge has rejected all our arguments and has given me until close of business on Monday to give up my source information, including sources that have absolutely nothing to do with this case, but may lead into this case.  We have fought long and hard to protect those involved. We feel like we owe it to those of you who have followed us and supported us to offer you extreme transparency. Let it be known that we are against this decision and all that it stands for. It’s not right. It goes against EVERYTHING our founding fathers stood for. We will continue to fight for Justice, we will continue to fight for the truth. Eventually, we will appeal and we are confident that we will win.  Just because we are not part of the coastal elites does not mean the First Amendment does not apply to us.  In fact, independent journalists like ourselves are the ONLY reason that certain stories, like what really happened with Seth Rich, are not buried completely by powerful interests that want YOU kept in the dark.  If it were not for independent journalists, Seth Rich would have been long forgotten.  This is a fight for his memory.  We believe he saw the corruption in the DNC — sound familiar? — and wanted to help the public learn the truth.  They say we are hurting his memory, but we say we are honoring it. We call on the Department of Justice and the FBI to conduct a full, fair and impartial investigation into his murder and any links betwen him and Wikileaks.  

The plaintiff’s attorneys are two of the most powerful Democrat law firms in America and include a former Associate White House Counsel for none other than Barack Obama.  It makes you think.  WHY would it be SO important to silence a conservative voice from Arkansas?  

We are concerned for the safety and well being of our sources and have done everything we could to protect them.   Please pray for our sources, they need you now more than ever.  With your support, we know they will be safe and we will prevail.

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El Toro
El Toro
9 months ago

They’re goners, this judge signed an execution order.

DeezNutz
DeezNutz
9 months ago

Set them FREE (release everything to the public) if it comes back it is yours to keep… If not it was never meant to be.

Scott Brewster1
Scott Brewster1
9 months ago

Release everything

Ross
Ross
9 months ago

Lock up your news, research and sources. Then deny the court order and go inside for contempt. Now that action should make waves and get some conservative legal big guns to help you. Maybe Veritas as well.

Homer G Body
Homer G Body
9 months ago

Trash the sources. Give a token representation, include source least in danger. Trash everything else. Call WH switchboard, POTUS attorneys.

gseattle
gseattle
9 months ago

Refuse!
What. You don’t have any balls?

Highlander
Highlander
9 months ago

Appeal to the Supreme Court. This is about the truth not about controlling the information. Besides a free speech violation, this expose the Cabal conspiracy to stop the truth is what this is about people. This is no longer a theory.

Mildred King
Mildred King
9 months ago

Evil OB has deep pockets behind him and most likely paid off the judge(s). My heart goes out to the brave people who tried to get to the bottom of the Seth Rich murder.

Doug Sparks
Doug Sparks
9 months ago

Put everything on a laptop and leave it near John Solomon’s car

jackson
jackson
9 months ago

Follow the lead of top Obama officials – burn everything and claim you “don’t recall”. Fighting fair against bullies is a fool’s game.

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John Doh
John Doh
9 months ago

DUH you don’t see many if any on SM b/c we are locked out, suspended or banned!

JMHH
JMHH
9 months ago

Appeal and get a stay.

If you’re not going to do that then protect those who trusted you. Refuse to turn the documentation over and take the jail time if necessary. For one thing, it will bring a hell of a lot more interest to you and especially the Seth Rich murder. Which I suspect is the LAST thing those involved will want.

Mara
Mara
9 months ago

Fourth amendment right to keep your work product, it’s what “effects” are.
Anything your darn is yours, not theirs.
Appeal!

Sandy McSouthers
Sandy McSouthers
9 months ago

“It makes you think. WHY would it be SO important to silence a conservative voice from Arkansas?”

No it doesn’t. Furthermore, there is no silencing occurring. You can continue to post unsubstantiated claims for the rest of your life – that is what the first amendment actually protects.

The first amendment also protects challenges to your speech and interestingly enough the “defamation” that you address as the reason for the case filing. (Putting something in quotes doesn’t make it true, or false, or something that can or cannot be proven in a court of law).

Q-rious Dutch
Q-rious Dutch
9 months ago

Do as Killary did. Bleach bit it all and than refer to what she did. If she can’t be held responsible, so can’t you IMHO. She could be used as jurisprudence.

Natalie Alexander
Natalie Alexander
9 months ago

Bury it in the back yard. What tapes? You’ve done an amazing job Matt. I’d reply on Twitter but I’m banned. I can still see your tweets though. God Bless you!

M F O
M F O
9 months ago

Is the lawyer Rosenstin’s wife?

Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan
9 months ago

Take one for the team and protect your sources!!!! You know you are signing death warrants for them all and yourself if you comply. Your other option is to simply give all of your information to alternative media sources and let them run with the damning evidence. Once it is out in the open their efforts to silence and the need to ‘Arkancide’ everyone involved will be pointless. They are more likely to kill to protect and silence than for revenge once the water is under the bridge. Stand up and do 1 of the 2 right things here Matt!!!… Read more »

Todd Houston
Todd Houston
9 months ago

Make no mistake, this has nothing to do with ANYTHING except money.. It seems to me that this idiot judge has something to hide. Perhaps the judge’s own sources, protecting who ever killed Seth Rich. Stranger things have happened. Did this judge ever work in the 9th circuit? Nothing surprises me anymore.

Nisaa in Wisconsin (@Nisaa98)

I’d be damned if I’d give up my resources. They just want to destroy what you know and can leak to the public. Put in safe, safety deposit box, bus terminal locker, train terminal locker. And for Gosh sake watch out for yourself.

Denise Johnson
Denise Johnson
9 months ago

I am very disappointed to hear this Matt. The swamp is deep & wide.

Xi Please
Xi Please
8 months ago

Maybe it’s because your a professional 💩stirrer and not a true journalist? How’s the go fund me coming along? Why don’t you get a real job like the rest of us instead of grifting? I see your still waiting for the King of Grift to retweet you…so pathetic…#BeBest

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