Lazar freely spoke with Fox News from the jailhouse and was very open about his activities and success in tapping into Clinton's server.
“For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody,” Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker “Guccifer,” told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held.
In response to Lazar’s claims, the Clinton campaign issued a statement Wednesday night saying, “There is absolutely no basis to believe the claims made by this criminal from his prison cell. In addition to the fact he offers no proof to support his claims, his descriptions of Secretary Clinton's server are inaccurate. It is unfathomable that he would have gained access to her emails and not leaked them the way he did to his other victims.”
The 44-year-old Lazar said he first compromised Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal's AOL account, in March 2013, and used that as a stepping stone to the Clinton server. He said he accessed Clinton’s server “like twice,” though he described the contents as “not interest[ing]” to him at the time.
Lazar emphasized that he used readily available web programs to see if the server was “alive” and which ports were open. Lazar identified programs like netscan, Netmap, Wireshark and Angry IP, though it was not possible to confirm independently which, if any, he used.
In the process of mining data from the Blumenthal account, Lazar said he came across evidence that others were on the Clinton server.
“As far as I remember, yes, there were … up to 10, like, IPs from other parts of the world,” he said.
With no formal computer training, he did most of his hacking from a small Romanian village
Lazar spoke extensively about Blumenthal’s account, noting his emails were “interesting” and had information about “the Middle East and what they were doing there.”
While Lazar's claims cannot be independently verified, three computer security specialists, including two former senior intelligence officials, said the process described is plausible and the Clinton server, now in FBI custody, may have an electronic record that would confirm or disprove Guccifer’s claims.
For Lazar, a plea agreement where he cooperates in exchange for a reduced sentence would be advantageous. He told Fox News he has nothing to hide and wants to cooperate with the U.S. government, adding that he has hidden two gigabytes of data that is “too hot” and “it is a matter of national security.”
As in so many other cases, Clinton is calling her accuser a liar and claiming complete innocence. But who can forget when she viciously attacked and slandered the testimony and character of countless women who had been sexually victimized by husband Bill Clinton? Of course the compliant main stream media repeated the calumny clear up until Monica Lewinski produced the blue dress with Bill Clinton's semen on it. Notwithstanding, Hillary still insists that all of the other women are liars and profiteers. But it is clear she is a serial liar, and this is simply one more example of why she should be in jail instead of in the Oval Office.
Lehel, on the other hand, is simply a small time hacker who has stumbled into a much bigger situation than he could have anticipated. In the past he has gained notoriety for releasing hacked emails from Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Martin and Mariel Hemingway, and so it is clear that he dabbles in hacking on a regular basis, and is not a foreign operative.
But the real question is how much was compromised to other foreign hackers who would cover their tracks more effectively, and how much damage was actually done?
It is clear that Clinton and Lehel should trade places and that Clinton should spend many, many years in jail. Instead, she continues her run for the presidency. What a sad state of affairs that is.