A Russian hacker wanted by the Justice Department due to hacking of U.S. firms claims that the FBI offered him immunity in exchange for taking responsibility for cyberattacks against Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.
Yevgeny Nikulin, who is currently in a prison cell in the Czech Republic, sent a letter to the Russian media Thursday detailing the FBI offer.
Nikulin is in custody amid an international extradition dispute between the U.S. and Russia.
Nikulin was arrested in the Czech Republic for his role in the hacking of major sites Dropbox, LinkedIn and Formspring from 2012 to 2013.
In his letter, Nikulin claimed that FBI agents promised him money, U.S. citizenship and an apartment for admitting to the hacking of Clinton’s campaign, according to Russian-language website Nastoyashchoe Vremya.
Nikulin said he refused the deal, but U.S. officials continued to visit him between November 2016 and February this year.
100% Fed Up reports:
The hits just keep coming. Americans have got be wondering how much we should trust the FBI to conduct an honest investigation into the hacking of Hillary’s emails. Since when did our intelligence community become part of the partisan DC swamp? President Trump couldn’t have been more accurate when he insisted one of the first things that needed to do when he got to DC was to #DrainTheSwamp…