A Russian hacker claims that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offered him immunity and a cash payout to take public responsibility for hacking Hillary Clinton.
Yevgeny Nikulin is currently incarcerated in the Czech Republic after the U.S. government alleged that he hacked into American companies LinkedIn and Dropbox, among others, several years ago. He was reportedly arrested on October 5, about one month before President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
Nikulin makes an intriguing claim in an open letter, which the Moscow Times translates as such: “[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into Clinton’s inbox for [U.S. President Donald Trump] on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir Putin].”
The Moscow Times reports that Nikulin was indeed interrogated by the FBI, according to Czech police, but that “U.S. officials have denied the claims” made by Nikulin. The alleged Russian hacker was presumably referring to the Democratic National Committee leaks that lawmakers have tried to pin on a supposed Russian hack.
The FBI is reportedly going to “war” against President Donald Trump in retaliation for Trump’s firing of scandal-ridden FBI director James Comey, who was leading a Russia-themed investigation into Trump that has still not been supported by any evidence whatsoever.
The theory that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee hinges largely on claims made by an alleged hacker called Guccifer 2.0, who took credit for the DNC hack.
Big League Politics exclusively reported on the major factual discrepancies in claims made by Guccifer 2.0, and in the glaring evidence that Guccifer 2.0 was not actually Russian in origin.
BLP’s Cassandra Fairbanks wrote: “Alleged Democratic National Committee hacker and WikiLeaks source Guccifer 2.0 deliberately planted fake Russian fingerprints on documents linked to his persona, a former blackhat hacker and computer expert tells Big League Politics. Ex-hacker Adam Carter has evidence suggesting that Guccifer 2.0 was a “misdirection” agent intended to make people think that he was a hacker tied to the Russian government. Democratic and Republican lawmakers have constantly cited Guccifer 2.0 as the hacker responsible for the DNC breach, and as a suspected Russian agent. The Guccifer theory forms most of the basis for the House and Senate probes into alleged coordination between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians. A major cybersecurity firm employed by the DNC has been accused of involvement in the creation of Guccifer 2.0…The only experts that congressional committees have called to testify in their Russian interference hearings come from CrowdStrike, which has become a primary source of claims. Interestingly, they also work for the Democratic Party…Republican Senator Marco Rubio was not familiar with key computer technology details when I found him outside of his Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on alleged Russian election hacking. The hearing mentioned Guccifer 2.0 as a suspected Russian agent. One senator said that the Russian “hacking” was clearly intended to influence President Trump’s election results in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin asked an expert if Russian “hacking” could influence the election of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.”