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‘Guccifer’ casts doubt on Obama administration’s Russia hacking claims

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Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, weighing in from a prison 3,700 miles away on the latest diplomatic dust-up between the U.S. and Russia, told Fox News in an exclusive interview that he doubts the Obama administration’s allegations about Moscow directing cyberattacks against Democratic groups in the 2016 election.

Lazar, 44, also known as “Guccifer,” spoke to Fox News Senior Executive Producer Pamela Browne in a series of recorded phone calls from his Romanian jail cell in late December. He described the administration’s allegation of Russia cyber-attacks during the 2016 elections as part of “a fake cyber war.”

“Americans are crazy about the Russian thing and that Russians are invading the United States,” Lazar said, suggesting the allegations are overblown because of Cold War sensitivities. “It’s crazy … it’s this hysteria you know?” he said. – READ MORE

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