The hacker who stole thousands of emails from the DNC was identified on Thursday as part of the Russian government’s elite GRU intelligence agency, reports the Daily Beast.
Called Guccifer 2.0, the hacker lied that he was from Romania didn’t have any connection to Moscow when he passed the DNC emails to WikiLeaks a few months prior to the 2016 election.
But a single mistake, when he forgot to activate the VPN client before he logged on, left his IP address recorded on a server located in France, which American investigators traced to the GRU’s HQ right on Grizodubovoy Street, Moscow.
Officials have identified the GRU officer responsible, but Daily Beast’s sources would not name them.
The sources said that the U.S. probe into Guccifer 2.0 was taken over by special counsel Mueller, a move certain to rattle the treasonous Trump campaign staff.
Russia rigged the U.S. election and everyone knows it, and there is more and more evidence that many members of Trump’s campaign crew had contact with criminals linked to the Kremlin before the vote. However, confirmation for the long-held suspicion of American intelligence agents that Guccifer 2.0 is a Russian secret agent brings the collusion into sharper focus.
Trump and his criminal cronies have consistently lied that Moscow was not behind the DNC hack, especially Roger Stone, a member of Trump’s evil inner circle, who was in contact with the DNC hacker during the 2016 campaign. Stone even released several chat messages he had with Guccifer 2.0 in 2017, to obscure the truth about a Kremlin link.
Stone was already in Mueller’s sights before it was revealed Thursday that he was in contact with a confirmed Russian intelligence agent while helping out the Trump campaign.
Friday morning, Trump tweeted another lying denial of the collusion between Russia and his evil campaign:
House Intelligence Committee votes to release final report. FINDINGS: (1) No evidence provided of Collusion between Trump Campaign & Russia. (2) The Obama Administrations Post election response was insufficient. (3) Clapper provided inconsistent testimony on media contacts.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2018
Earlier in the month Mueller signaled an intention to pursue Moscow’s agents by charging 13 Russians involved in the Internet Research Agency, which is known as the “Troll Factory,” of a conspiracy “for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.”