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    Hacker Guccifer Calls US Allegations Against Russia 'Fake Cyber War'

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    Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, known as Guccifer, says the claims of the administration of US President Barack Obama regarding Russia’s alleged interference in the November presidential elections are fake.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Speaking from prison in a Wednesday interview with Fox News, Lazar stressed that the allegations are "a fake cyber war" and that there is "hysteria" in the United States regarding Russia stemming from the Cold War era.

    Outgoing US President Barack Obama's administration last week ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, the closure of two Russian diplomatic compounds and new sanctions against six Russian individuals and five entities over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, something the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.

    Russian officials have called the US allegations absurd, saying that they are intended to deflect US public opinion from revelations of corruption and other pressing domestic concerns.

    Marcel Lehel Lazar, a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer, was sentenced to 52 months in prison by the US authorities in 2016 for hacking into personal email and social media accounts of about 100 Americans, including two former presidents, a former member of the US Cabinet, a former member of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former presidential advisor.

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      Darrell R
      Regardless of how this information got out, it got out. The worthless media pays no attention to what's in it and just focuses the whole Blane the Russian part of this. No real evidence of them doing this hacking has been presented, but nobody is denying the authenticity of these documents and there is some pretty serious stuff in there.
    • hp b
      If Clapper, Brennan and a few others need to be strapped to the water board gurney in order to get to the bottom of this spying/leaking, then so be it.. Should take less than an hour.
      (they'd do it to you)
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