Guccifer was extradited and he says it’s because he waived extradition. He appeared in court Friday before last to answer a nine-count indictment. What makes this so interesting is Guccifer is the hacker who accessed Sidney Blumenthal’s email account and intelligence sources say it’s no coincidence. Blumenthal of course is the Hillary confidant with whom Hillary shared confidential emails with while serving as secretary of state.
Marcel “Guccifer” Lazar could be very important to the case. If he cracked Hillary’s server rather than Blumenthal’s (or both), then it makes prosecution under 18 USC 793 easier under subsection (f). We know he broke into Blumenthal’s AOL account and was able to read her emails. He said he read them for hours before doing his gardening. He also said he has a lot more information in the Cloud.
If the Department of Justice can prove that her system was breached in this manner by Lazar, then it’s close to a prima facie case for violation of 18 USC 793 (f). And note that 18 USC 793 does not require such information to have carried a formal classification; it only requires that the information “relat[ed] to the national defense.”
It was through Guccifer’s hack that Clinton’s use of a personal account on a personal server as clintonemail.com came to the public’s notice. At least Hillary picked a name for her email account no one would have ever guessed.
Guccifer, aka Marcel Lehel Lazar, could prove Hillary’s accounts were compromised by a third party. The timing of his extradition is very interesting.
The extradition of Romanian hacker “Guccifer” to the U.S. at a critical point in the FBI’s criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email use is “not a coincidence,” according to an intelligence source close to the case.
“Because of the proximity to Sidney Blumenthal and the activity involving Hillary’s emails [the FBI investigation], [the timing] seems to be something beyond curious,” said Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division from 2012-2014.
Romanian government officials would only tell Fox News that the FBI made the request but Romanian media reported that the request came on or about December 29, 2015. That was right after the intelligence community identified some of the Hillary emails as beyond “top secret”.
Arrested in January of 2014, Lehel was serving seven years in a maximum security prison in the city of Arad, Romania, for cyber crimes against two public officials.
He told a reporter who interviewed him in a Romanian jail that “I had memos Hillary Clinton got as a State Secretary, with CIA briefings. These were being read by her, two other people from the US Government, and Guccifer. I used to read her memos for six-seven hours and then I’d get up and do the gardening in the yard.”
From his cell, he anticipated a collaboration with US security services “when the time is right”. He said he has “a lot more material saved in the cloud.”
It could be nothing more than braggadocio of course.
The Guccifer archive isn’t complete and many intelligence services are interested in it…The whole archive is around 30 GB. That’s the submerged part of the iceberg, the reporter said.
Guccifer kept up with the Hillary investigation in Romania by watching CNN all day.
In the meantime, he’s been indicted in the US for fraud, obstruction of justice, cyberstalking, identity theft, and unauthorized access of a protected computer.
Hillary’s not worried and said there’s not the remotest chance she’ll be marched off in handcuffs. She also blamed the right-wing for all her problems.
Judge Nap thinks it’s a bad idea for Hillary to be laughing at the FBI.