Skip to comments.Guccifer, Hacker Who Says He Breached Clinton Server, Pleads Guilty
Posted on 05/26/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT by Faith Presses On
A Romanian man who claims he broke into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server and did manage to hack into computer accounts of prominent world figures pleaded guilty Wednesday in a U.S. courtroom.
Marcel Lehel Lazar, entered guilty pleas to charges of identity theft and unauthorized access to protected computers before a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia.
Lazar said "guilty" twice, standing before the judge in a green jail jumpsuit. He will be held until he is sentenced in September and could face up to seven years in prison.
He was accused of breaking into e-mail and Facebook accounts of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and other prominent figures. Prosecutors say his intrusion into computer accounts belonging to members of former president George W. Bush's family produced self-portraits by Bush that Lazar sent to news organizations.
He also obtained e-mails from Sidney Blumenthal, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton. Their disclosure online revealed that she had a private e-mail address, when eventually led the FBI to investigate whether classified information was mishandled.
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[Clintons] gross negligence allowed this material to get out to an adversary, the source said. Through her communications with Blumenthal, [Clinton] contributed exposure and risk. ---
The Democrat-controlled media isn't even mentioning Guccifer in its stories on the Inspector General's reports.
Was at Salon earlier this evening, and couldn't find a single story on the IG report or Clinton emails, either.
Since most on the left said this was all a made-up controversy, that they can't entirely get around the fact that it isn't, must be earth-shattering to them.
And contrast the scant media coverage of this with the extensive coverage/fake outrage of the Trump campaign manager grabbing a reporter's arm, a reporter whom Secret Service had already told to stay away from him.
What he did was illegal, but I don’t understand how he hurt the USA.
He was just the messenger, the one responsible for the embarrassment to a specific politician.
Hillary was responsible for the security compromise, the part that hurt our COUNTRY, which is the important part.
Or maybe Gitmo OTOH, he'd be among friends there.
So the government of the Great and Wondrous United States of America goes 8000 miles away to arrest...a guy who noodled around in a few idiots email accounts, too stupid to come up with decent passwords?
That guilty just cooked Hillary’s goose
He said from the beginning that he had saved her email to cloud and would work with US authority when the time was right!
The indictment does not identify the victims by name but describes "Victim 1" as "a family member of two former U.S. presidents." The Bush family member's hacked AOL account resulted in leaked emails, medical information, photographs, home addresses, and telephone numbers, according to the indictment.
The indictment also identifies "Victim 3," believed to be Secretary of State Colin Powell, and says his Facebook account was hacked, and posts went out under Powell's name stating "You will burn in hell, Bush!" and "Kill the illuminati!"
Guccifer also hacked an email account of Sidney Blumenthal, a confidant of Hillary Clinton, in March 2013. That subsequent leak of Blumenthal's emails was the first time that outsiders became aware of Clinton's private "clintonemail.com" address, which she used to communicate with Blumenthal. It has now become part of the investigation of whether Clinton mishandled sensitive emails. Lazar also made news earlier this month with unsubstantiated claims he hacked into Hillary Clinton's private email server. The plea deal does not address that allegation.
If he is guilty, then where does that leave the witch? Her lawlessness made his lawlessness possible.
Quite a few years back I knew a guy who taught classes at a prison. He was talking to an inmate about computers and how some people can hack into them. Standing behind them cleaning the chalkboard was another inmate. The first inmate asked the teacher “How many years in prison would you get if you got caught doing that.”
The inmate working on the chalkboard said “Seven years.”
He had been convicted of hacking the University of Tennessee.
7 years is what a relative of mine got. He didn’t do anything with the info. He owes over a million to the company he hacked.
Have you looked at the sample emails the Russians extracted from Hillary’s server and posted at RT?
You’re not the only one to notice that. That action was unparalleled from the point of financial damage. That was the basis for extraditing people in the past. Now ask yourself why the feds agreed to return Guccifer to Romania in 18 months.
The only thing that explains the situation is the FBI has bigger fish to fry and Guccifer is the fry daddy. So whose goose is about to be cooked?
My read is that Blumenthal is in line behind McAuliffe for special attention.
Yes, but with Guccifer the FBI can prove that the data on her private server was compromised, which I think is the point of extraditing him here.
Still, I doubt that Obama has the integrity to allow her to be indicted to face charges.
Do you have a link to that?
I thought he was able to make a plea deal.
There are always people who can and will hack into computers.
The real problem was that Hillary used a personal computer to transmit and receive highly classified information, which is only supposed to be on secure, classified computers.
We can only hope
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