Kremlin insider facing US fraud charges may have info on 2016 DNC hack: reports


A Kremlin insider extradited to the United States last month on charges of wire and securities fraud may have key details about Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election campaign and the hacking of Democratic Party computers, according to reports. ​

Vladislav Klyushin — who runs a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm — has worked with the Russian government, has ties to a former Russian GRU military intelligence officer and 18 months ago received a medal of honor from Russian President Vladimir Putin, the reports said. 

Russian intelligence believes Klyushin has access to documents related to Moscow’s campaign to hack into the Democratic National Committee’s servers in 2016 and leak information to the media intended to damage Hillary Clinton’s chances to win the presidency, Bloomberg News reported, citing…

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