The left continues to clutch to their conspiracy theory that Trump and Russia colluded to rig the 2016 election.
Yet, no evidence has emerged to back up their theory.
But now one arrest could unravel the whole scandal and shed light on what really happened.
Russian hacker Pyotr Levashov was recently arrested in Spain.
Spanish authorities arrested him on behalf of the United States who issued a computer crimes warrant for his arrest.
The arrest attracted the interest of the press after Levashov’s wife, Maria Levashova, said he claimed to have helped spread a virus that helped Trump win the election.
But recent events lead many to question this story and wonder if there isn’t more going on here.
The Independent reports:
“RT quoted Maria Levashova as saying armed police stormed into their apartment in Barcelona overnight, keeping her and her friend locked in a room for two hours while they quizzed Levashov.
She said when she spoke to her husband on the phone from the police station, he told her he was told he had created a computer virus that was “linked to Trump’s election win.”
Ms Levashova didn’t elaborate, and the exact nature of the allegations weren’t immediately clear.
According to the cybersecurity site KrebsOnSecurity, Levashov was allegedly responsible for “running multiple criminal operations tha tpaid virus writers and spammers to install ‘fake antivirus’ software” under the alias “Severa.”
The site adds: “There is ample evidence that Severa is the cybercriminal behind the Waledac spam botnet, a spam engine that for several years infected between 70,000 and 90,000 computers and was capable of sending approximately 1.5 billion spam messages a day.”
This could all be propaganda.
Russia’s government has soured on Trump, and Russia Today is the Kremlin’s state sponsored news agency.
They could be spreading disinformation to politically undermine Trump in the United States.
WikiLeaks also revealed that the CIA has the ability to mask their hacking attacks and make it look like they came from foreign countries – such as Russia.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 31, 2017
Many Americans questioned the fact-free accusations the Obama administration leveled about Russia and the election.
No evidence has been presented to back up the claim that Russia was behind the hacking of prominent Democrats’ email accounts or that they did so to help Trump.
So this latest arrest will only raise more questions about this already questionable claim.