The purported “computer specialist” who is reportedly peddling 32,000 Hillary Clinton e-mails is a scam artist in search of $500,000.
In an, ahem, exclusive today, Radar Online reports the “stunning news” that the Clinton correspondence is now available to the highest bidder.
Quoting an “insider” who appears to be the “computer specialist,” the gossip site noted that, “Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box.” This glaring oversight, the site adds, is “the Presidential contender’s latest nightmare.”
As proof of the e-mail cache, Radar cites the subject lines of several e-mails covering topics like Benghazi and hostages being held in Algeria. Radar’s “insider”--breathlessly, no doubt--warned, “If these emails get out to the public domain, not only is Hillary finished as a potential Presidential nominee, she could put our country’s national security at risk.”
But before anyone actually wires that 500 large, they should be aware that the presumed hacker is peddling material that was actually swiped from the AOL account of Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal by the hacker “Guccifer,” who is now residing in a Romanian prison.
As first reported in these pages, Guccifer (real name: Marcel Lazar Lehel) hacked into Blumenthal’s account in early-2013 and discovered an assortment of e-mails sent to Clinton, then the Secretary of State, at her private e-mail address. Lehel is pictured at right.
While rummaging through Blumenthal’s account, “Guccifer” sorted its contents to show e-mail sent from Blumenthal to Clinton’s “email@example.com” address. As seen above (click to enlarge), “Guccifer” screen grabbed a page from inside Blumenthal’s account showing two dozen e-mails sent to Clinton over a two-month period ending in February 2013.
That screen grab--which “Guccifer” provided to TSG in March 2013--is now apparently being used as evidence to back up the claims of the “security specialist” seeking a six-figure payday. However, each of the six subject lines cited by Radar can be seen in the “Guccifer” screen grab.