Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has narrowly been able to avoid prosecution for her use of a personal email server during her time as Secretary of State. This week, however, it looks like her luck may have finally run out.
On Wednesday, a Romanian computer hacker who goes by the name “Guccifer” pleaded guilty computer hacking charges in a deal that traded a lighter prison sentence for his cooperation with the Justice Department investigation into Hillary Clinton. Right Wing News reported that Marcel Lehel Lazar, 42, is facing seven years in prison after pleading guilty to unauthorized access of a protected computer and aggravated identity theft.
In his deal, Lazar agreed to be “reasonably available for debriefing and pre-trial conferences as the U.S. may require.” It’s odd that this provision was included, since he’ll always be “reasonably available” in his prison cell. However, the fact that they included this sentence illustrates what helped Lazar get a seven year sentence rather than the 20+ years in jail he was facing before. Thanks to that sentence, Lazar can’t dodge investigators by pretending he’s busy in the prison laundry.
Though Lazar’s plea deal does not mention Clinton by name, it seems clear that this is the investigation he is being brought on to help with. In an interview with Fox News this month, Lazar openly talked about how easy it was to break into Clinton’s personal email server. He also implied that he was one of many hackers from all over the world who were able to get into the server and therefore learn some of America’s deepest secrets.
We can only hope that Lazar is able to provide investigators with information that will put Clinton in prison beside him. SHARE this story if you think Hillary Clinton should be behind bars!