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The infamous Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar, better known by his nickname “Guccifer” and best known for helping expose the existence of the private email domain Hillary Clinton used when she was U.S. secretary of state was sentenced on Thursday to 52 months in prison by a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Lazar had pleaded guilty in May to charges including unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft after being extradited from Romania.
In an NBC interview in May, Guccifer claimed that he also gained access to the former Secretary of State’s “completely unsecured” server. “It was like an open orchid on the Internet,” Lazar told NBC News. “There were hundreds of folders.” What is curious is that according to Reuters, law enforcement and national security officials said that claim is meritless. Of course, the question arises: just how diligently did national security officials probe Guccifer’s claim: the reason to be skeptical is that if this allegation was confirmed, then the FBI’s entire case against Clinton would collapse, as it would be proven that her server was indeed hacked, something the FBI said there was no evidence ever happened, and lead to renewed questioning about the impartiality of the FBI’s probe.
The hacker known as “Guccifer 2.0” recently uploaded new material to his website which he claims to have received courtesy of Nancy Pelosi’s PC. The new release includes several internal memos from DCCC staff as well as talking points on various topics.
Among the most interesting of the new disclosures is a memo from Troy Perry with talking points on how candidates and campaign staff should address various topics related to the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo notes that “presidential candidates have struggled to respond to tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement” and refers to the group as a “radical movement to end “anti-black racism.” Perry also warns not to use “trigger” phrases like “all lives matter” or “black on black crime.” The memo goes on to offer the following “Background” and “Tactics” for “best practices” when dealing with Black Lives Matters members:
The Twitter account of Guccifer 2.0, the hacker who claimed responsibility for leaking a trove of Democratic National Committee documents, was suspended less than 24 hours after dumping fresh sensitive DNC data.On Friday, the hacker wrote a blog post taking credit for a fresh leak from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
He published an excel spreadsheet containing the mobile phone numbers and email addresses of every Democrat in the House of Representatives, as well as passwords to DCCC files to substantiate his claim.
The hacker, who had actively been using Twitter to publicize his leaks, has since had his account suspended.
WikiLeaks claims that the suspension was related to the publication of the DCCC documents.
According to so-called experts, the Romanian (as he described himself) hacker Guccifer 2.0 is really a Russian (even though there is still not a shred of evidence to confirm this) who several weeks ago provided a trove of 20,000 emails to Wikileaks, which exposed the corruption at the Democratic National Committee as it rigged the primary election on behalf of Hillary, further revealing just how deeply in bed the DNC and the “independent” media were.
As of this afternoon, the “Russian” has made it possible for millions of American to contact their Democratic representative instantly, after he released an excel spreadsheet on his blog – obtained from hacking the DNCC – which includes the personal cell phone number, physical and email address as well as full personal information for some 200 congressional Democrats.
On his WordPress blog, Guccifer 2.0 says the following:
One month ago, when Wikileaks’ Julian Assange told ITV’s Richard Peston that he would publish “enough evidence” to indict Hillary Clinton, few took him seriously. And while Hillary has not been indicted – yet – last Friday’s leak has already managed to wreak havoc and has led to revelations of cronyism and collusion within the Democratic party and the media, the resignation of the DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as well as chaos on the first day of the Democratic convention.
Hence, why we believe Assange will be taken more seriously this time.
Earlier today, Assange told CNN that Wikileaks might release “a lot more material” relevant to the US electoral campaign. Assange spoke to CNN following the release of nearly 20,000 hacked Democratic National Committee emails.
So far we have taken the widely propagated “scapegoat” theory that the DNC email hack came from Russia as an amusing sideshow meant to distract from the real question at hand: after all, with Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, she confirmed that it is not who released the emails that was critical, but what was in them.
And yet, now that the damage has been done, the question emerges: was Putin behind it after all? After all, we proposed this very possibility in early May in “You Know Those Missing Hillary Emails? Russia Might Leak 20,000 Of Them” and then again in mid-June in “Russia Is Reportedly Set To Release Clinton’s Intercepted Emails” even though the alleged hacker – and the person who admittedly originally leaked the Wikileaks email trove- was the self-identified Romanian hacker Guccifer 2.0.
In the aftermath of the fallout from the DNC server hack, the Democrats have been scrambling how to redirect public anger (especially among Bernie Sanders supporters) from the revelations that not only did the Democratic party try everything in its power to sabotage Bernie Sanders presidential bid, but also colluded with various “impartial” media outlets as well as breach fundraising rules in the process.
And, as of this morning, it appears that the solution they have decided upon is not to explain or even justify the scandalous actions, but to simply blame Russia for the hack.
COULD GUCCIFER’S DEAL HELP TAKE DOWN HILLARY?
Romanian hacker Guccifer struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty in Federal court recently. What does that mean for the FBI’s case on Hillary Clinton? And what information does Guccifer hold that allowed him to strike such a quick agreement?
At least two different sets of sealed documents were filed in the case against Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker Guccifer.