Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin claims the FBI offered him money and citizenship if he would accept responsibility for the Clinton email cyberattacks.
Nikulin is currently being held at Prague’s Pankrac prison.
He claims Comey’s FBI offered him citizenship and a free apartment for taking the fall over hacking Podesta’s emails.
Yevgeny Nikulin was arrested in October 2016.
The US Secret Service has released NO EVIDENCE to connect Russia to the DNC leaked emails.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has repeatedly stated the Russians were not his source.
MORE— Nikulin claims FBI wanted him to claim he was working for Putin.
The Moscow Times reported:
The cyberattack has been widely blamed on Kremlin-backed hackers.
“[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into Clinton’s inbox for [U.S. President Donald Trump] on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir Putin],” Nikulin wrote. In exchange, his interrogators promised U.S. citizenship, an apartment and money, he said.
Nikulin was arrested AFTER he refused Comey’s bribe and would not take responsibility for the leaked Podesta emails.
Russian Tass News reported on this back in May.
Nikulin was arrested in Prague on October 5 at the request of the United States. A joint operation was conducted with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to apprehend the individual. The United States said he was charged with cyberattacks against U.S. targets. The Czech authorities stated that the suspect had been tracked down via Interpol.
Both Russia and the United States demand Nikulin’s extradition. In Russia, he is charged with a cyber theft of 3,450 U.S. dollars in 2009.
The US and Russia are now fighting over Nikulin. They both fulfilled legal conditions required to secure Mr. Nikulin’s extradition.
Nikulin faces 30 years in jail.
MORE… Via reader MCP:
Here are the most important leaks/hacks/non-hacks affecting the 2016 U.S. presidential election:
1) DCCC documents — possibly hacked by Guccifer 2.0 — published by Guccifer 2.0 — nothing super consequential/always overlooked
2) DNC emails/documents — most likely leaked by Seth Rich — published by Wikileaks — these are the emails that got then-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired and showed DNC collusion against Crazy Bernie
3) John Podesta gmail.com emails — hacked via an unsophisticated email phishing scam by someone posing as Gmail tech security — published by Wikileaks — these are the emails that talk about spirit cooking, Pizzagate, and collusion with MSM reporters. These were published by Wikileaks and had major implications on the Hillary campaign and her trustworthiness.
2 and 3 may be related.
4) Hillary Clinton clintonemail.com emails with unsecured servers located in Denver bathroom/New York basement — may have been hacked or allowed to be accessed (for compensation — a “drop box scheme”) by any number of foreign entities but NOTHING released during campaign — relates to the “33,000 emails” that Hillary allegedly deleted, many of which should be part of federal government records open to FOIA requests — Trump asked the Russians “to find these 30,000 emails” (said the number “30,000” instead of “33,000”) during one of his rallies — the Deep State unmaskers/spies and duped FISA Court went into overdrive against the Trump campaign after this press conference JOKE.
It is not clear which hack attempt or successful hack involves Nikulin.