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FBI Offered Citizenship/Cash For Saying He Hacked Clinton Emails, Russian Hacker Claims

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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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Man, this is strange.
Russian says the FBI wanted him to confess to hacking Clinton emails just after the 2016 Presidential election;...So much so, that they were willing to offer him US citizenship, CASH...and a paid-for apartment.
If they had actual evidence he did it, why not accuse and charge him?...Why pressure him to admit to it?

If this is even true, then it really appears to be Comey's FBI, was trying to buy themselves a fall guy.
As always, it's important to consider the source (Russian Hacker)...but also consider that Newsweek felt his story was worth printing.

Decide for yourself, ATS.



FBI PROBE INTO CLINTON EMAILS PROMPTED OFFER OF CASH, CITIZENSHIP FOR CONFESSION, RUSSIAN HACKER CLAIMS





A Russian citizen accused of being a hacker by both Russia and the U.S. has claimed U.S. officials offered to cut him a deal if he admitted to interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

Yevgeniy Nikulin, 29, has found himself in the middle of an international dispute between Washington and Moscow, at the very center of which lies U.S. allegations that Russia sponsored a series of hacks targeting Democratic Party candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in favor of Republican candidate and current President Donald Trump.

On October 5, 2016, days before U.S. intelligence publicly accused Russia of endorsing an infiltration of Democratic Party officials' emails, Nikulin was arrested in Prague at the request of the U.S. on separate hacking charges.

Now, Nikulin claims U.S. authorities tried to pin the email scandal on him.

Nikulin was detained in the Czech Republic for allegedly hacking the servers of major sites LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring between 2012 and 2013.

While awaiting trial, he claims in an undated letter reportedly given to U.S. Russian-language news site Nastoyashchoe Vremya by Nikulin's lawyer, Martin Sadilek, that the FBI visited him at least a couple of times, offering to drop the charges and grant him U.S. citizenship as well as cash and an apartment in the U.S. if the Russian national confessed to participating in the 2016 hacks of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta's emails in July.

"[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, according to The Moscow Times.

Nikulin said he refused the deal, but U.S. officials threatened to return. He claims the visits occurred in mid-November 2016 and on February 7 of this year.


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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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Brilliant.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Sounds like another instance of blaming an internet video for a consulate attack.

Sadly, I'm prone to believing this hacker over any politician denying the claim--that's where we are in life at the moment, unfortunately. But honestly, I can't see why a hacker would make this up, but I certainly can see why a political party during a heated election cycle would make the offers that they did.

One side has a narrative to push...the hacker, not so much.

The timeline certainly falls in line with the post-election points when Dems were pushing this Russian-involvement narrative the hardest.
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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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Ah now it makes perfect sense. This is the story leftist Reddit users were told to ignore because it's disinfo just a few days ago.




posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Hm.

More fog for an already fuzzy situation. But we do have to consider a few things.

Has the FBI ever pushed someone into doing something as a means of justifying certain expenditures? Has anyone in the FBI ever used their position for political purposes?

On the other hand this guy's gonna need something a bit more substantial before I take him more seriously.
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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Ah now it makes perfect sense. This is the story leftist Reddit users were told to ignore because it's disinfo just a few days ago.



Don't think this is today's expected bombshell.
THIS story is from May. It just flew under the media radar.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Ah now it makes perfect sense. This is the story leftist Reddit users were told to ignore because it's disinfo just a few days ago.



Don't think this is today's expected bombshell.
THIS story is from May. It just flew under the media radar.


Doesn't matter Reddit sucks anyways.
There are so many happenings right now that it's hard to keep track of all the new info.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:12 PM
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We cannot forget the 15 minutes of fame. That 15 minutes, that brief notoriety can at times be capitalized upon to further ones economic desires. So it really doesn't matter any more if what someone says is true or not true, just so long as what is said is reported and draws enough attention that the next thing that persons says or does is listened to. Like here. This story has made a thread on ATS. I am sure were I to google it I would find that it is making it onto boards elsewhere also. For the notoriety this fellow might be able to swing any number of appearances on tvs and radios and news sources, all adding to his own brand and gaining him access to prominence that before were beyond his reach.

And the truth has nothing to do with it. "What is true here'' is the victim in all of this. True or false makes almost no difference as real proof seems to be wanting in either case.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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its come to something when intellectually bereft republicans look to russian propaganda as a reason to support their president.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: growler
its come to something when intellectually bereft republicans look to russian propaganda as a reason to support their president.


Newsweek is Republican?



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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If they had actual evidence he did it, why not accuse and charge him?...Why pressure him to admit to it?


The stranger part is how would they have proven it if they had no evidence other than his confession?

"But he already confessed!" would not hold up for very long.


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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:23 PM
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DefInetly a conservative mag

Nailed it!



Entire 3 world country's still think the Bills won the super bowl

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posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: IAMTAT


If they had actual evidence he did it, why not accuse and charge him?...Why pressure him to admit to it?


The stranger part is how would they have proven it if they had no evidence of all?

"But he already confessed!" would not hold up for very long.


Since his initial letter is undated...and he says they visited him days after the election...it was possible they preferred him to "confess" just BEFORE the election.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: IAMTAT

Sounds like another instance of blaming an internet video for a consulate attack.

Sadly, I'm prone to believing this hacker over any politician denying the claim--that's where we are in life at the moment, unfortunately. But honestly, I can't see why a hacker would make this up, but I certainly can see why a political party during a heated election cycle would make the offers that they did.

One side has a narrative to push...the hacker, not so much.

The timeline certainly falls in line with the post-election points when Dems were pushing this Russian-involvement narrative the hardest.

Frankly yes, I find this guy more credible than the feds. The FBI/Justice Department under Obama was openly political; they barely even made a pretense of hiding it.

So hell yes, I think the FBI under James Comey would make such promises in order to gain a phony "smoking gun" confession.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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I wish people would realize that this whole thing was set up in this fashion months and years ago so that this back and forth bickering would be at the forefront of politics.

The narrative being pushed right now by the media is a false one yet people are latched onto it like their life depends on it anyways.

This whole back and forth narrative is scripted and has been in the works for years. Whatever the media talks about is the agenda being pushed and we are biting it hook, line and sinker every day.

It's reality TV brought into politics with the biggest reality TV star being president. Unplug yourselves before it's too late.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Saying that what we are seeing right now was scripted years ago ,I am not buying because you couldn't have made this past year up in a million years .



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

Sure you could have. It's no coincidence that every time one side gets a "smoking gun" the other side fires back with a newly released leak that just so happened to drop at the perfect time.

Back and forth, it's been this way for months and there doesn't seem to be any evidence of it slowing down anytime soon.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

It was originally designed to counter Trumps challenge of a Clinton victory

It was supposed to be used to shut it down

So yes it was written years ago, just didn't go to plan



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: iWontGiveUP

Their plan is to keep us divided and fighting amongst one another. How has Trump helped to stop their plan so far? If anything the division has gotten worse since Trump announced he was running for president.



posted on Jul, 13 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
If they had actual evidence he did it, why not accuse and charge him?

I mean last I checked the FBI has neither jurisdiction in Russia or the Czech Republic.



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