Russian Hacker Claims FBI Coerced Confession Over Clinton Cyberattack

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A Russian man wanted by the Justice Department on charges connected to hacking U.S. companies now claims the FBI offered him immunity in exchange for accepting responsibility for cyberattacks targeting former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

As The Washington Times reports, Yevgeny Nikulin, the alleged hacker, laid the claim to Russian media Thursday in a letter sent from a Czech Republic prison cell amid an international extradition battle currently underway between Washington and Moscow.

FBI agents promised Mr. Nikulin money, American citizenship and a free apartment for taking the fall over hacking Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, he alleged in a letter published Thursday by Nastoyashchoe Vremya, a Russian-language website.

“[They told me:] you will have to confess to breaking into Clinton’s inbox for [President Trump] on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir Putin],” Mr. Nikulin wrote, as translated by The Moscow Times.


"Later I received an offer from an agent: "You will have to declare that you broke Hillary Clinton mailbox for J. Trump on Putin's orders, you must agree to the extradition to the US, then we will remove all charges give you apartment and money, US citizenship "- I gave up shortly" questioning "was over, the agent said that they had come"


According to Nikulin, the proposal was made during conversations 14-15 November. The following conversation then took place on February 7 (translation via


"You have to say that it is you broke-mail Clinton, that you prepared and entered into a democratic network and polling stations on Putin's orders, you call the names of accomplices, agree to extradition, and in America we will resolve all the issues will be living in an apartment and we will provide you all."


“He was offered to falsely testify that he was cooperating in the attack on the Democratic Party,” defense attorney Martin Sadilek said Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

FBI agents interviewed Mr. Nikulin twice since his arrest, he wrote, and each time asked him to confess to hacking American political targets. Mr. Nikulin said he refused their initial request last November, then received a second offer three months later.

FBI agents asked Mr. Nikulin to admit hacking Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, Democratic Party computers and American polling stations “on Putin’s orders,” he wrote.


In exchange, he alleges, the FBI said he’d be extradited to the U.S. but ultimately given money, citizenship and a free apartment.

The FBI declined to comment.

The Justice Department has charged Mr. Nikulin with hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, but not for cyberattacks on the political targets compromised during the run up to last year’s election. The U.S. government has largely attributed those cyberattacks to a division of Russia’s military intelligence agency, GRU, referred to by names including APT 28, Pawn Storm and Fancy Bear.

An extradition hearing concerning Mr. Nikulin had scheduled for Thursday, May 11, in Prague, but proceedings were abruptly postponed until May 30 due to formal objections raised by defense attorneys involving language barriers and other issues, the Associated Press reported.

Additionally, as The Moscow Times reports, the case has drawn some attention in Russia, where reporters have unearthed photos of the self-described “used car salesman” driving lavish cars and taking photos with the Russian elite. Nikulin's social media pages had included snaps with both the daughter of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and Kremlin press secretary President Dmitry Peskov.

The Russian has since claimed that he met Shoigu's daughter by chance, and only bumped into Peskov when they “sat in the same cafe.”

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jamesmmu's picture
Judicial Watch Congratulates President Trump For Firing James Comey. More Reasons Surface Incriminating James Comey.

El Oregonian's picture

The Deep State (is "Rush'in" to judgement... BTW, anybody seen Huma or Anthony lately?

Mr 9x19's picture

last time i saw huma she was poking around in hillary's cunt.

Giant Meteor's picture

Boris, suddenly you loose, how we say, Russian accent.

Probing this region, with, without dental floss, crime against , dental floss, and humanity ..

At least make for very bad optics ..

Tvoye zdorovye comrade!


beemasters's picture

American citizenship, a free apartment and an accidental nail gunned to the head....he must be crazy not to have accepted the offer!

CuttingEdge's picture

JW are a bit late on Comey's brother's Clinton involvement, so I am not sure why they are saying it is some new development - that info was doing the rounds here last year.

Freddie's picture

Huma is obviously close to the Clintons.  Jared Kushner-Soros and Ivanka are close to Chelsea and the Clintons.

Nothing is going to happen to weiner, Huma or Hillary.  Until Trump fires President Kushner-Soros and Ivanka then is is all a con game.

c2nnib2l's picture

orgy island, getting some tan and golden showers

FIAT CON's picture

Syria has many vacancies, maybe they went their to escape inditement, besides isn't the Muslim brotherhood there somewhere.

smacker's picture

WOW, that's some big dirt on Comey dug up there. What a slimeball he is. No wonder Obola appointed him to the FBI.

MoreFreedom's picture

Great link on Comey's dirty laundry, conflicts of interest, and how the Clintons have paid him off.

I've contributed to Judicial Watch - it's a good investment in being vigilant about keeping our liberty.

junction's picture

Comey should be fired for this.

Max Cynical's picture

No tin foil necessary to believe this.

neptune-klm's picture

I would love to see some proof, but sure would love for the story to be true. Liberal heads may actually explode!

Consuelo's picture



'Liberals' staunchly support Collectivism in most of its various permutations (Communism, Fascism, Socialism, Authoritarianism, etc.), but only if they are borne out of the Trotsky school of thought...

NidStyles's picture

Collectivism is the normal state of a nation.

Quit advocating the destruction of our society Jew.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

Cognitive dissonance par excellence: blaming the collective (society) for the ailments of the state...

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

This is starting to get a little crazy, I hope there is some kind of proof hidden away by someone with a conscience at the FBI.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

"Liberal heads may actually explode!"

How would they hear about it?

RedDwarf's picture

If he can prove this, it will be epic.  I doubt he can though.

mofreedom's picture

FBI surely snatched his phone and looked for any other recording devices. You see all those Russian dash cam videos. They don't trust the law. They would surely not trust the FBI.





Oldwood's picture

Oh, so we need proof now? I thought it was enough to simply quote "reliable anonymous sources" to establish guilt, but actual first person testimony is dubious??

Like Dan Rather said, even if the "facts" provided as evidence are proven false, it in no way dimenishes guilt. Trump is a Russian spy/tool and NO FACTS will prove otherwise.

Next long have you been beating your wife and do you have any proof you have not? Wife beater.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

It is impossible to prove a negative assertion.

iamerican4's picture

Dan Rather is/was a CIA asset in the Dallas hit. fyi

Yog Soggoth's picture

Easy, he identifies the Guys and then hacks them. After getting out of Chech jail that is.

East Indian's picture

A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

He will disappear in Czech; and resurface in America after 3 weeks / months / years with a new identity

Omen IV's picture

"FBI declined to comment.".....for the article and Comey has declined the Congressional Committee appearance.

This better shows the linkage between: Comey - DNC - Clintons to get Trump impeached based upon contrivance


This country is in very bad shape unless integrity comes back in fashion at all levels

Consuelo's picture



+1 for your last sentence.


And the answer to it is:

Most likely Not.

We aren't looking at a phenomenon of the past year, or even multiple years.    We're staring at an event horizon which has reached 'critical mass' - the breakdown of the Rule of Law.   And what lies ahead is probably best not known.   Just do the best you can.   

Max Cynical's picture

Knowing what we now know about the FBI, would anyone be surprised by this?

bigkahuna's picture

surprised! nah...

SoDamnMad's picture

Just have some of Mathis' Marines  snatch Comey, jet him to Gitmo and waterboard the tough, smiley guy until there is reasonable certainty he is telling the truth of this and a couple other stories, one way or the other.

lew1024's picture

No. Scumbags have human rights also.

These people are effectively a mafia and protect each other. None will do a day of time.

So, our elites go on being elitist, and there is no rule of law for anyone, that is the end point of this progression.

Get tight with your community, and learn to grow food or other skills that translate into food in hard times.  This will be a rough ride.

bigkahuna's picture

"Get tight with your community, and learn to grow food or other skills that translate into food in hard times.  This will be a rough ride."

Thats what it all comes down to right there - failure tofollow this is basically selecting for death - likely a very nasty death.

iamerican4's picture

Mr. Jefferson, Our Founder and Prophet, calls that "forming Ward Republics."

runnymede's picture

Good to see someone familiar with Mr. Jefferson. The ward concept is brilliant.  Jefferson is a prophet. He outlined the path to centralized tyranny we have been on 200 yrs ago. He was actually despondent in the later years of his life due to the direction the country was going. 

Sudden Debt's picture

Everything is a lie. I just don't dare to say it out loud anymore because so many still believe the media and they look at you all cookcook

but damn, all this shit is just sick.

It's just fucking impossible to convince the rest of the people about the lies. They like the 5 second news and just believe about anything

Jim in MN's picture

Just tell them "we are at war with corruption" and leave it at that.

subversion's picture

A perfect society for programming. It's almost like it was manufactured that way.

runnymede's picture

Nature/God/cosmos created fiat spewing creatures we call homo sapiens. Lies are fiats. "I declare it"

If you get someone to believe your fiat, you have a counterparty, and you're in business. It's very simple. 

Fiat money is the logical extrapolation of a  fiat world. As long as the lie works, it will continue unabated 

Knowledge is the antidote, and 95% are ignorant. 

The more one understands, the more sense one gets of inevitability of where this is ultimately headed.

hooligan2009's picture

stinks worse than live burley (click) bait

Catahoula's picture

Fake news. That's all

ThorAss's picture

The grammar in this report reads like it was written by a Russian. Not taking a stance, just making an observation.


SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Haha, it took me 2 minutes to get through the first sentence....

Benito_Camela's picture

It was translated from the Russian article here:

Probably using Google's translation "service". 

LA_Goldbug's picture

I used to think that The Moscow Times was OK. Well IMHO it is New York Times clone for the Russian market.