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Hacker "Guccifer" Welcomes Extradition: Hillary Clinton e-mail probe
The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 3, 2016

Posted on 02/03/2016 7:59:58 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

The Romanian hacker whose illegal exploits first exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-governmental e-mail system is set to waive extradition later this month so he can face trial in the United States on a nine-count felony indictment.

Known as “Guccifer,” hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, 43, is scheduled for a February 17 extradition hearing in Romania, where he has been jailed since his arrest in January 2014. Lazar is serving a four-year sentence for hacking into the e-mail accounts of several public figures in Romania, including the head of the country’s intelligence service.

In a phone interview from a Bucharest prison, Lazar said that he will waive extradition during a Court of Appeal hearing in two weeks. Six months after Lazar’s indictment on federal charges in June 2014, the U.S. Department of State filed an extradition request with the Romanian government. U.S. officials are seeking to extradite him “right now, right on the spot,” said Lazar. Since he will not contest those efforts, Lazar added, he expects to be brought to the U.S. within the next few months. Lazar will face trial in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was indicted for fraud, obstruction of justice, cyberstalking, identity theft, and unauthorized access of a protected computer. Lazar's indictment is excerpted here.

Lazar said that Romania prosecutors are eager to turn him over to their U.S. counterparts, adding that, “I don’t oppose. I go there to United States to fight. I know what I did and this is okay with me.” Lazar told TSG that, following his arrest, he agreed to an interview with FBI and Secret Service agents. During that meeting at a Bucharest police station, Lazar detailed his illegal activities.

The “Guccifer” hacking spree began in late-2012 with the ransacking of e-mail accounts of Bush family members and friends. Lazar’s victims would eventually grow to include dozens of public figures, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell; CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz; authors Candace Bushnell and Kitty Kelley; billionaire venture capitalist John Doerr; journalists Carl Bernstein and Tina Brown; actress Mariel Hemingway; former Nixon aide John Dean; three members of Britain’s House of Lords; and numerous U.S. military officials, including a former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

But the Lazar e-mail incursion with the most serious repercussions was his March 2013 hacking of the AOL account of Sidney Blumenthal, the Clinton family confidant.

While in control of the AOL account, Lazar (seen at left) copied Blumenthal’s e-mails, including dozens of messages sent to Hillary Clinton, who was then Secretary of State. Blumenthal’s e-mails to Clinton--many of which included detailed memos about international affairs--were not sent to her government address, but rather to hdr22@clintonemail.com.

The clintonemail.com domain was registered on January 13, 2009, as Clinton's Senate confirmation hearings were about to commence.

The revelation that Clinton used her personal e-mail account for Department of State business--and that her e-mail was housed on a “home brew” server--prompted a sprawling FBI investigation that is examining, among other things, whether classified material was improperly sent and stored via the unsecure system.

Though locked up 5000 miles away, Lazar stays abreast of U.S. events by watching CNN all day. Along with Clinton’s Iowa caucus tally, the hacker is up to speed on the Democratic presidential candidate’s e-mail travails. “Of course I know,” he said. “There are 100 FBI agents working on that server.”

Asked about his role in prompting the e-mail probe that now shadows Clinton, Lazar replied, “Yeah, it’s because of me.” (7 pages)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2012; 201303; 201602; 20160217; blumenthal; brenan; brennan; bush; clinton; email; emails; guccifer; hacking; hillary; kittykelly; lazar; marcellehellazar; rathergate
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1 posted on 02/03/2016 7:59:58 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Full title:

Hacker “Guccifer” Welcomes Extradition
Hillary Clinton e-mail probe prompted by Romanian perp


2 posted on 02/03/2016 8:00:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

So, Romanian dude is the one that nabbed Hillary? (essentially?)


3 posted on 02/03/2016 8:03:17 PM PST by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: Jet Jaguar

He should be given a medal! :)


4 posted on 02/03/2016 8:03:31 PM PST by LUV W (Cruz or Lose! "Where the vision is lost, the people perish"--Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Get this man a squad of bodyguards. I pray to GOD he stays safe and put the trash away.


5 posted on 02/03/2016 8:03:34 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (When Hill and Bill trot out the rent-a-dogs and grandbaby in a stroller then you know she's sweating)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I still think its funny as hell that he hacked John Dean’s email


6 posted on 02/03/2016 8:05:10 PM PST by bigbob ("Victorious warriors win first and then go to war" Sun Tzu.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

How long until he “suddenly breaks free from his escorting guards and throws himself off a high building”...?


7 posted on 02/03/2016 8:05:15 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Jet Jaguar

It would seem that the FBI, with a little negotiation on their part...would have a friendly witness for the Hillary charges. What’s with the 150 agents and their efforts?

My prediction is that just as the last primary wraps up and Hillary would have the nomination and the convention coming up....charges are announced. A week later....she resigns from the race. The entire convention is thrown up, and someone appears out of nowhere to do a speech and get the nomination. All of this orchestrated by the White House.


8 posted on 02/03/2016 8:05:29 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: SaveFerris

Yes.


9 posted on 02/03/2016 8:05:36 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: gaijin

Then accidentally shoots himself in Ft. Marcy Park.


10 posted on 02/03/2016 8:07:20 PM PST by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: LUV W

A sensible thing to do to hire him as part his sentence if found guilty.


11 posted on 02/03/2016 8:07:23 PM PST by the_daug
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To: pepsionice

Biden is the one.


12 posted on 02/03/2016 8:08:21 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Hillary Clinton supporters
13 posted on 02/03/2016 8:09:04 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (When Hill and Bill trot out the rent-a-dogs and grandbaby in a stroller then you know she's sweating)
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14 posted on 02/03/2016 8:12:11 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (When Hill and Bill trot out the rent-a-dogs and grandbaby in a stroller then you know she's sweating)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Where it all began

The guy should be given a medal.

15 posted on 02/03/2016 8:16:39 PM PST by McGruff (We're not in Iowa anymore Heidi.)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Elmer. First seat, second row on the left, in Green.

Now, is that Charlie McCarthy, front row, upper section, with the top hat on? Calling Edgar Bergen. You have a lovely daughter.

Being old is so much fun. The yungers have no idea what we are talking about. That is why we are called “The Golden Oldies” and not them.

Should entitle this photo - “Dummies for Clinton”. OR is it “Clinton for Dummies”?

Termites report to the conference hall, ASAP.


16 posted on 02/03/2016 8:17:46 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: pepsionice

The FBI is reportedly going back to the sources of the emails to document the classifications when the emails were sent. They’re also cataloging and matching the sources of the “donations” to the Clinton foundations that Hillary arranged in return for favors when she was SOS.


17 posted on 02/03/2016 8:18:28 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: McGruff
I still think that so called ‘video’ that Hillry advertised all over the world was an inside creation.
18 posted on 02/03/2016 8:28:45 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

bump


19 posted on 02/03/2016 8:29:02 PM PST by BridgeOutAhead (Obama.....dabit deus his quoque finem)
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To: Jet Jaguar

IMAGINE the claims he could make about Clinton that would picked up by the press, and believed by the public

He’s probably playing it smartly - face it full-on, knowing Clinton won’t want a public show-trial.


20 posted on 02/03/2016 8:29:38 PM PST by PGR88
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