FBI chief says Guccifer lied about hacking into Clinton’s email server
A Romanian hacker’s claim that he broke into Hillary Clinton’s private email server in 2013 was a lie, according to the FBI.
Marcel Lehel Lazar, also known as Guccifer, has boasted about the breach to various media outlets, saying in May that it had been “easy.”
But on Thursday, FBI director James Comey said that Lazar, who is now in U.S. custody, has admitted the claim was false.
“He admitted that was a lie,” Comey said during a congressional hearing on Clinton’s use of her own private email server.
Lazar, originally from Romania, was extradited to the U.S. and is awaiting sentencing for breaking into the email and social media accounts of various U.S. officials as well as a member of the Bush family.