Sydney Blumenthal, close confidante of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was the latest victim of the email hacker, Guccifer. According to the Smoking Gun on March 15, there is much speculation about the nature of the information obtained by the hacker, which has not yet been made public. Will this illegally obtained information be what finally provides answers about Benghazi?
Some attachments and other important correspondence were reportedly collected by the hacker through screen shots. Guccifer, the name by which the hacker identifies himself, has also infiltrated email accounts of the Bush family and friends, Colin Powell, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, John Negroponte, Rockefeller family members, and others. Most of the affected accounts were AOL email accounts.
Sydney Blumenthal was unaware that his AOL account had been hacked until he was unable to log in yesterday. His account had been hacked in a manner that specifically sorted all correspondence from Hillary Clinton, going back to 2005. Blumenthal was a former White House adviser to the Clinton White House and a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
According to The Smoking Gun, Guccifer made a statement that gave some indication of his point of view:
In e-mail screeds, “Guccifer” seems to subscribe to dark conspiracies involving the Federal Reserve, the Council on Foreign Relations, and attendees of Bohemian Grove retreats. “The evil is leading this fucked up world!!!!!! i tell you this the world of tomorrow will be a world free of illuminati or will be no more,” the hacker declared.
On Twitter, a few Reddit members have summoned Guccifer to a question and answer session called an AMA on Reddit. You can read the questions posed for the hacker on Reddit here.