A computer hacker in Romania who exposed Hillary Clinton’s private emails will plead guilty in court at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia this Wednesday.
Marcel Lazar, who goes by “Guccifer,” was indicted on charges that include wire fraud, unauthorized access of a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, obstruction of justice, and cyber-stalking, according to Reuters.
An unidentified source knowledgeable of the investigation told Reuters that the upcoming plea will not validate Lazar's claims he successfully hacked the email server that Clinton used in her home in Chappaqua, New York.
Before his extradition from Romania, Lazar told NBC News that Clinton's private server "was like an open orchid on the internet."
Yet Clinton and law enforcement officials have vehemently denied any evidence that Lazar accessed her email server.
However, Lazar was able to hack an account used by Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House aide and unofficial adviser to Clinton.
Blumenthal’s messages regarding foreign policy were sent to the former Secretary of State’s private server, and the hacker's exposure of this emailexchange led to controversial discussion regarding Clinton’s unconventional, and perhaps even unprofessional, discussion of politics via email.
Spy agencies and government departments found multiple messages in Clinton’s private server that were intended to be private and top secret from the general public’s knowledge.
In our modern day society, nothing remains private anymore—even via an email conversation. As a presidential candidate moving forward, Clinton needs to be extremely careful of what medium she chooses to discuss private matters.
Banner Image Credit: Reverend Hax, Twitter