Donald Trump’ s son-in-law, Jared Kushner was asked to pay 52 Bitcoins to keep Trump Tax Return Secret. What else do we know?
25 July, AtoZForex – The senior advisor to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, is facing a series of questions about his meeting with a Russian banker. The public is highly interested in his attempt to establish a link with the Russian government during an interview before the House Intelligence Committee this Tuesday.
Jared Kushner reveals Bitcoin Blackmail attempt to keep Trump Tax Return Secret
Following this, Mr. Kushner has stated that he was demanded in an email from “Guccifer 400” to pay a ransom of 52 Bitcoins. The fee was the payment for keeping US President Donald Trump’s controversial tax returns in secret.
Guccifer 400 appears to be a reference to Guccifer 2.0, the malicious hacker or group.
The intelligence officials have identified the hacker as an attribution front for the GRU. GRU is Russian military Directorate.
Yet, the email turned out to be an empty threat apparently. Hence, Kushner did not take any action on the demand and the taxes information was not disclosed. Specifically, Mr. Kushner has stated:
“On Oct. 30, 2016, I received a random email from the screen name “Guccifer400”. This email, which I interpreted as a hoax, was an extortion attempt and threatened to reveal candidate Trump’s tax returns and demanded that we send him 52 Bitcoin in exchange for not publishing that information.
I brought the email to the attention of the US Secret Service agent on the plane we were all traveling on and asked what he thought. He advised me to ignore it and not to reply—which is what I did. The sender never contacted me again.”
Guccifer 2.0 – who is he?
Industry observers do not think that the email appeared from the side of Guccifer or Guccifer 2.0. In fact, both hackers have involved in some quite serious hacker attacks. Guccifer 2.0 is another homage to the original hacker. The initial hacker was the Romanian resident Marcel Lazăr Lehel.
Mr. Lehel apparently has hacked Sidney Blumenthal. “Sid” is a Hillary Clinton confidant and former assistant to President Bill Clinton. The Romanian authorities have apprehended the hacker in early 2014.
The Guccifed 2.0 has its link with Roger Stone. This is the Trump close friend and political person. He appeared to have information leading to the leaked Democratic party emails prior to their publication by WikiLeaks in 2016.
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