'Russian Hacker' Arrested In Prague Last Week, Announcement "Tactically Delayed" Until Day Of US Debate

Tyler Durden's picture

Two days before the Obama administration formally accused the Russian government of hacking Democrats, NYTimes reports that a man identified as a "Russian hacker suspected of pursuing targets in the United States" was arrested in the Czech Republic. While the arrest was made on Oct 5th, officials stated that "we postponed the announcement for tactical reasons," which makes one wonder whether this is the debate-day-distraction Hillary needs?

The United States director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., said in a statement on Oct. 7 that high-level Russian officials were trying to interfere with American elections.

“The recent disclosures of alleged hacked emails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts,” Mr. Clapper said. “These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.”


Mr. Clapper said that “such activity is not new to Moscow,” and he accused Russia of using similar tactics across Europe to influence public opinion.


“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts,” he said, “that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”

But, as The New York Times reports, a "russian hacker" was arrested two days before this... and the announcement delayed until today... Debate Day!?

A man identified as a Russian hacker suspected of pursuing targets in the United States has been arrested in the Czech Republic, the police announced Tuesday evening.


The suspect, who was captured in a raid at a hotel in central Prague, did not resist arrest, but he had medical problems and was briefly hospitalized, the police said in a statement.


David Schön, a police spokesman, said on Wednesday that the man, whose name has not been released, was arrested on Oct. 5. “We postponed the announcement for tactical reasons,” he said.


The statement said that “the man was a Russian citizen suspected of hacking attacks on targets in the United States,” and that the raid was conducted in collaboration with the F.B.I. after Interpol issued an arrest warrant for him.


A judge in Prague has ordered the man to remain in custody, and a court will examine whether to extradite him to the United States. Neither the Czech authorities nor the F.B.I. would supply further details.

Czech police said the suspect was traveling in the Czech Republic with his girlfriend and had a luxury car. Upon arrest, the man collapsed and was hospitalized, officials said. Extradition proceedings in Czech courts could see the suspect turned over to face possible charges in the United States. (via Google Translate) 

Hacker is in custody


Rapid intervention experts quest.


Policemen investigation department of the Criminal Police and Investigation of the Police Presidium again successfully collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The aim of the police was this time a Russian citizen suspected of hacking attacks on targets in the United States. On the search was called Interpol issued. RED NOTICE.


With the rapid flow of information, the man was detained for 12 hours after receiving the first operational information. In the Czech Republic moved luxury car accompanied by his girlfriend. For the actual arrest took place in a hotel in the city center. Searched police crackdown was so surprised that no resistance. Immediately after the arrest of a man showed collapse and the state police had to take immediately provide first aid and was eventually hospitalized. The Municipal Court in Prague decided on the man's custody. The hacker's extradition to the US will now decide judicial authorities.

Authorities haven't released the suspect's name.

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So is this the 'defense' tonight as Trump comes out swinging with the myriad of hard-to-explain incidents exposed in the DCLeaks and WikiLeaks emails? Can she simply bluff the American people into ignoring the disastrous content by distracting them with the messenger not the message?

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Bill of Rights's picture

Oh please...we have our fall guy lol...

froze25's picture

I hope Trump hammers home the James O'keefe videos.

Looney's picture


This Just In!!!

Hillary’s bus WAS NOT dumping shit after all.

The noxious dump was caused by the bus’ broken shower drain while Hillary was taking a shower.   ;-)


MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

I knew it! CONFIRMED! The Russians are trying to sway the election and elect a Russian spy, Trump! Let's show these bastards that we will not tolerate election rigging in this country, and elect Hillary this November!

Send Russia a Message by Electing Hillary This November

Bill of Rights's picture

Ha ha ha ha and you believe in extraterrestrials as well Im sure...

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

You left out Act of War, blah, blah. Gonna be tough to debunk this story in 8 hrs, wadda bad break.

HopefulCynical's picture

Everybody make sure you stay on EVERYONE you know to GO FUCKING VOTE.

The nest of vipers must be cleaned out.

gladih8r's picture

It's amazing how they could find the dude and coordinate such an arrest so effectively.  He must have been busy doing humanity a favor by exposing Hillary's scams or something.  Something the FBI couldn't manage to do themselves.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Clapper, the cuck who should be in prison for perjury, illegally collecting data on Americans, and giving direct access to foreign nations like israel...

He has credibility because?

crazzziecanuck's picture

Not really.  This is the FBI.  Lest we forget that the FBI caught a whole number of Islamic terrorist plots inside the USA.  Now, granted, nearly all of them were entrapment scenarios where the FBI actually provided the knowledge and necessary equipment.

Same is probably the case here.  Just as the American intelligence services tried desperately to tell Reagan's CIA head that the Kremlin wasn't running all international terrorism and that all evidence that said so was manufactured by his own CIA.  Probably a similar thing going on here.  They found some dupe, or paid some actor, to play a Kremlin hacker on TV so they can turn around and have the MSM take their pictures and run their stories.

RafterManFMJ's picture

And yet the FBI can't find a crime Killary committed, and let the wife of the Orlando shooter waltz into the night. Wow, FBI I sure do believe you, you're so very believable. Really.

AmericanFUPAcabra's picture

Delegates. She already has more than him. Even if he pulls all if the 'undecided' delegates. Enjoy your 'vote'

The Blank Stare's picture

Does Boris have his GO FUND ME site up and running yet?

HopefulCynical's picture

Dude, if they really had it locked up right now, we wouldn't be seeing this eruption of hysteria from the MSM.

I promise you, their internal polling shows a far different story than the polls they're using to dupe the public, and they know that the duping isn't working any more.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Burden of proof. The story has lots of holes....perhaps not to low information, high time preference Hitlery voters.

Nunyadambizness's picture

Oh yes, it's the Russians.  Sure.  You bet.  Drink some more Kool Aid.  Better yet, get out of your momma's basement and get some sun.  It might help your brain tumor and will certainly be good for your Vitamin D imbalance.  

Oh, and quit upvoting yourself.

hungarianboy's picture

I am actually surprised that the FBI is still supportng clinton/comey.

Also that foreign countries support the FBI. I was assuming that the moral within the FBI went down dramatically.

So they do all the effort to arrest somebody in Chezh republic but not so inside the US?


Interesting developments.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Step up, well done, men.

I was getting tired of having all the computer criminals in the world being arrested with their PJs on at their Mum's house.

This guy at least has a nice car and a girlfriend and travels a bit. 

AllTimeWhys's picture

Twodollar? That's being awfully generous

F em all but 6's picture

Hey look. Its Mad Dog Boy. Agent provocateur. You knew it? Really? Where is your source? The DIS credited times? You best be geeting back to the basement. The migit tranny porn site youve been jacckin off to just uploaded a nasty virus and its spreading.

dark fiber's picture

I think it is quite the opposite.   The Russians (and the Chinese) deep down want Hillary.  They want Hillary so that they can have an all out showdown and give the US a bitchslap of epic proportions. 

moneybots's picture

"I knew it! CONFIRMED!"


MilliondollarBonus scripts another excellent sarcasm. As you know, MBD, our government is trying to sway the election, which you know through the Wikileaks documents. You know the  collusion between our government, the mainstream media, democratic party and Hillary campaign that has been exposed. Thanks again for your great sarcastic scribes on this web site. Your excellent sarcasm drives home the point and inspires many to vote for Trump.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Nice Looney, skipping breakfast. MDB don't ever post in front of me you worm BOT. 

Looney's picture

You’re very welcome, TB!

Your skipping breakfast has just made my day!   ;-)


Ralph Spoilsport's picture

If it's toxic waste, you must litigate!

LawsofPhysics's picture




Crash Overide's picture

NYTimes reports that a man identified as a "Russian hacker...


I stopped reading there. lol

sleigher's picture

$100 he is Romanian or Czech.  They conveniently withold his identity until AFTER the debate I am sure.  Hell, he probably doesn't even exist and this is another made up story.

BorisTheBlade's picture

Russian hackers are grateful to both Hillary Rodham Clinton and Democratic National Committee for the free and wide publicity during high election season. Money couldn't buy better commercial time and exposure, with tens of millions stuck to their screen thinking they watch debates whereas in reality they are being cleverly indoctrinated into consuming Russian hackers services. Boom, bang bitches: prime time for free. Superbowl can suck it. Business will be fantastic.

ProsperD9's picture

EXACTLY!!!!!....It's all bullshit. 

HowdyDoody's picture

OT: From the Funny Shit department:

The US has a whole government department checking that shops don't short sell to customers by fixing weighing machines.

Here is how it is done Donbass-style (Zakharchenko, the guy doing the testing, is the elected head of DNR. He also serves in the militia)


ImReady's picture

That official swept himself and 2 others with that gun! The other guy did the same!

Kina's picture

who are the "moderators"

Global Hunter's picture

Chris Wallace Fox News.

Libtard's picture

This clear propaganda should be as sure of a sign that we are about to go to war with Russia as any...Keep preppin' peeps!

Coldfire's picture

You lost me at "the New York Times reports..."

SharkBit's picture

Sorry, not buying it.

Txpl9421's picture

It's probably Lee Harvey Oswaldavich.

StackShinyStuff's picture

His father's name was Oswald Oswald?

bugs_'s picture

Czech your russian hacker privilege

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Czech your legal rights when over there.

How can ANY foreign citizen be arrested for a US crime on FOREIGN soil?

Europe is a VASSAL STATE of the US, and they can spare us the pseudo - intellectual weasel-word justifications, that seeks to remove their spineless duplicity.

CZ = Slavish Slavs. Disgusting.

Mike Masr's picture

We should all get ready to kiss our asses goodbye for this fucking cunt Hillochio. Once the Topol M's are launched we have minutes until we are vaporized. This dirty cunt and Huma will scurry like rats to their below ground bunker.   

I hope the Topol M hits VERY CLOSE to Million Dollar Bonus so he can be sure that Russia got the message! 

dark fiber's picture

After a nuclear war, when all law and order have completely broken down those underground bunkers will begin to resemble Brazilian prisons.   Exactly what will stop the armed security guards down there from proclaiming themselves bosses of the underground.  The cops?  The fear of prosecution?  Jail time?  Good luck with your goons down there. 

Mike Masr's picture

These dumb fucking war mongering morons living underground would all suffer a slow agonizing death as they run out of food and water. They would get sick and end up as cannabils. Eating  Huma would mean a bit more than Hillary grabbing Huma's pussy.