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

Zero Hedge Wednesday, 19 October 2016 ()
'Russian Hacker' Arrested In Prague Last Week, Announcement Tactically Delayed Until Day Of US DebateTwo 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.

*  *  *

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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