Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin claims the FBI offered him money and citizenship if he would accept responsibility for the Clinton email cyberattacks.
Nikulin is currently being held at Prague’s Pankrac prison.
He claims Comey’s FBI offered him citizenship and a free apartment for taking the fall over hacking Podesta’s emails.
Yevgeny Nikulin was arrested in October 2016.
The US Secret Service has released NO EVIDENCE to connect Russia to the DNC leaked emails.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has repeatedly stated the Russians were not his source.
MORE— Nikulin claims FBI wanted him to claim he was working for Putin.
The Moscow Times reported:
The cyberattack has been widely blamed on Kremlin-backed hackers.
“[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. In exchange, his interrogators promised U.S. citizenship, an apartment and money, he said.
Nikulin was arrested AFTER he refused Comey’s bribe and would not take responsibility for the leaked Podesta emails.
Russian Tass News reported on this back in May.
Nikulin was arrested in Prague on October 5 at the request of the United States. A joint operation was conducted with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to apprehend the individual. The United States said he was charged with cyberattacks against U.S. targets. The Czech authorities stated that the suspect had been tracked down via Interpol.
Both Russia and the United States demand Nikulin’s extradition. In Russia, he is charged with a cyber theft of 3,450 U.S. dollars in 2009.
The US and Russia are now fighting over Nikulin. They both fulfilled legal conditions required to secure Mr. Nikulin’s extradition.
Nikulin faces 30 years in jail.