Skip to comments.Records: NXIVM hacked billionaire's emails with Hillary Clinton, world leaders
Posted on 10/19/2015 6:38:25 AM PDT by Fitzy_888
Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a "key logger" virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records.
The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a "human development" organization that has been described by one expert as an "extreme cult." The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a telephone conversation that took place last March between Keeffe and Barbara J. Bouchey, a former NXIVM executive board member who is facing computer trespassing charges in Albany that accuse her and three others of improperly accessing the corporation's website.
Bouchey's attorneys filed a copy of the transcript in Albany County Court recently to buttress their argument that top NXIVM officials have used litigation, as well as the criminal case, to attack her and other perceived adversaries. Bouchey, a financial planner, claims NXIVM officials have dragged her into 13 lawsuits and filed the criminal complaint against her as retribution for defecting from the organization in 2009. She's denied hacking into the corporation's social website.
Clare Bronfman, 36, who owns a horse farm on West Wind Road in Knox and has described herself as NXIVM's operations director, did not respond to requests for comment.
The whereabouts of Keeffe, who left NXIVM last year, are unknown. She was part of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere's inner circle and has contacted Bouchey by telephone, and through encrypted emails, and offered to help her defend herself in the criminal case, according to court records. Keeffe said that she gathered information about NXIVM for several years before she left and tried to "deprogram" Nancy L. Salzman, who is NXIVM's president. Salzman did not respond to a request for comment.
"In the three and a half years leading up to where I left, I was a spy," Keeffe said during the conversation. "And I went to great lengths to make them think I was going along with things with the exception of trying to deprogram Nancy and a couple of other people that l was close to that were not close to Keith."
Raniere did not return a telephone call seeking comment.
Keeffe's allegations about the hacking of Edgar Bronfman's computer are among a series of troubling accusations she has leveled against NXIVM officials since she abruptly left the organization in February 2014. Keeffe, 45, was involved with Raniere for more than 20 years and was part of the litigation team that worked under Clare Bronfman, according to court records. Keeffe said she fled NXIVM last year with the help of a State Police investigator who brought her to a domestic violence shelter, according to court records.
Last month, the Times Union reported that Keeffe, in emails attributed to her, claimed top officials in NXIVM paid a Canadian investigative firm to sift the financial records of six federal judges and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. According to Keeffe, NXIVM officials also used the Canadian firm to obtain financial information on Edgar Bronfman and other officials with the Jewish World Congress, which Bronfman headed from 1981 to 2007.
It's unclear why, as Keeffe claims, NXIVM officials would have sought the financial records of judges and others, including employees of the Times Union, which published a 2012 series, Secrets of NXIVM. The federal judges identified by Keeffe have all presided over cases involving NXIVM.
The head of NXIVM (Keith Raniere) is one weird dude.
There was an unconfirmed report this morning that CIA Director Brennan has a personal server that was hacked. The reported hacker said that lots of classified papers were on it.
I’m awaiting confirmation, but if true, he should be Hillary’s cellmate.
Wow, if confirmed.. ‘Amateur hour’ isn’t a strong enough term anymore.
Of course they will go after the CIA Director but Hillary will skate. What the hell is it about her that she can get away with all of this. It is totally ridiculous that one criminal woman can do whatever she wants without consequence. Just unbelievable.
I am not sure I understand a “ human development” organization . What is that, a charity that really isn’t a charity?
NXIVM founder Keith Raniere - American cult leader
If you have the right FBI files at an undisclosed location, you can go a long way and not have to worry. I'm sure she has used the power of the state to obtain more up to date information since the files disappeared.
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