FBI offered deal to Russian hacker to claim he hacked Hillary’s e-mails on behalf of Trump

Well…well…well…The leaks about Comey are starting to come already. One of them claims that the Comey FBI offered a Russian hacker named Yevgeny Nikulin a deal. Yevgeny Nikulin is wanted by the FBI for allegedly hacking into US companies and other cyber attacks. Comey’s FBI agents promised Mr. Nikulin money, American citizenship and a free apartment for taking the fall over hacking of the Clinton campaign. If this report had been false, you would think the FBI would come out with full denial that this deal was ever made. Instead, the FBI declined to comment.

FBI offered deal to Russian hacker to claim he hacked Hillary’s e-mails on behalf of Trump
FBI offered deal to Russian hacker to claim he hacked Hillary's e-mails on behalf of Trump

FBI agents promised Mr. Nikulin money, American citizenship and a free apartment for taking the fall over hacking Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, he alleged in a letter published Thursday by Nastoyashchoe Vremya, a Russian-language website.

“[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into Clinton’s inbox for [President Trump] on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir Putin],” Mr. Nikulin wrote, as translated by The Moscow Times.
“He was offered to falsely testify that he was cooperating in the attack on the Democratic Party,” defense attorney Martin Sadilek said Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

The FBI declined to comment.

Mr. Nikulin was apprehended in Prague last October pursuant to an internal arrest warrant and was subsequently charged by a federal grand jury in California with hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, three San Francisco-based internet companies. He’s wanted in both the U.S. and Russia, however, and has remained for months in Czech custody as authorities review requests from both countries.

FBI agents interviewed Mr. Nikulin twice since his arrest, he wrote, and each time asked him to confess to hacking American political targets. Mr. Nikulin said he refused their initial request last November, then received a second offer three months later.

FBI agents asked Mr. Nikulin to admit hacking Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, Democratic Party computers and American polling stations “on Putin’s orders,” he wrote. In exchange, he alleges, the FBI said he’d be extradited to the U.S. but ultimately given money, citizenship and a free apartment.

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