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““Not a coincidence”: US extradites Romanian hacker linked to Hillary e-mail scandal…”

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According to FoxNews.com: “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…”

“Former law enforcement and cyber security experts said the hacker, whose real name is Marcel Lehel Lazar, could – now that he’s in the U.S. – help the FBI make the case that Clinton’s email server was compromised by a third party, one that did not have the formal backing and resources of a foreign intelligence service such as that of Russia, China or Iran. ”

“…While imprisoned in Romania, Guccifer reportedly met with the FBI, members of the Secret Service and members of Cyber Command to discuss how he accessed and read memos marked “official use only.” ” Read the entire article here.

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Now, ” FBI agents are trying to determine if the presidential hopeful violated a subsection of the Espionage Act related to “gross negligence” during her time as President Obama’s top diplomat are likely thrilled that cyber-criminal Marcel Lehel Lazar is in U.S custody. Lazar’s successful hacking of Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s email revealed to the world that clintonemail.com was being used for official business.”

““I used to read [Clinton’s] memos for six or seven hours … and then do the gardening,” Lazar told a Romanian reporter during a 2015 interview, Fox reported.”

“The conservative website Hotair noted Friday that Lazar’s hacking makes it hard to imagine the FBI not prosecuting Clinton for violations of 18 U.S. Code 793, which covers rules on gathering, transmitting or losing defense information.”

“It states:

“(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

“This development, if it pans out, points directly at Hillary herself. It was her server; it was in her possession; and she deliberately chose to evade the law and the security provided by the U.S. government for classified information and its transmission,” Hotair’s Ed Morrissey concluded.”

“Complicating matters for Clinton is her signature on a Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement she signed after becoming secretary of state. The document placed the onus on her to recognize sensitive intelligence.”

““I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with appropriate management authorities in the Department … in order to ensure that I know whether information or material within my knowledge or control that I have reason to believe might be SCI,” the agreement said, the Washington Free Beacon reported Nov. 6, 2015.”

“…FBI agents assigned to the investigation are also trying to determine whether co-mingling of the Clinton Foundation and State Department business violated public corruption laws.”
Read the whole article here.

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