Speaking to a Dutch television program, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hinted that there may be more to a Democratic National Committee staffer’s murder than meets the eye.

“Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks,” Assange said. “A 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.”

The interviewer, recalling the death of Seth Rich on July 8, asked, “That was just a robbery, I believe, wasn’t it?”

“No,” said Assange. “There’s no finding. So, I’m suggesting that our sources take risks.”

Indeed, even Rich’s family insists that there is nothing to corroborate the official police theory of Seth’s murder.

“If it was a robbery, it failed, because he still has his watch, he still has his money, he still has his credit cards, still had his phone,” said Rich’s father. “So it was a wasted effort except we lost a life.”

Assange is offering a $20,000 bounty for any information about the murder, but his organization would not say whether or not Rich was the source of the email leaks that caused the Democratic Party so much upheaval.

“We treat threats toward any suspected source of WikiLeaks with extreme gravity,” they said in a statement. “This should not be taken to imply that Seth Rich was a source to WikiLeaks or to imply that his murder is connected to our publications.”

So, this is one of two things. Either Rich was the source of the leaks, or Assange wants to make people think that he was.

If the latter is true, it’s a non-story.

If the former is true, however, it would mean that all of this business about Russian hackers has been a sham. And of course, if Rich was murdered for sending material to WikiLeaks, then it means a lot more than that.

Something tells us that we haven’t heard the last from WikiLeaks in this election. They have something, and there’s a good chance that it’s much more explosive than what they’ve released thus far. With everyone claiming that Donald Trump is as good as finished in this race, there may be a bombshell of a surprise coming for Hillary Clinton before election day.