NBC News asked Chris Tarbell, who broke open the Silk Road case, to review Lazar’s explanation of how he got into the server.
“It’s plausible,” Chris Tarbell said, adding that Lazar’s conviction for hacking in Romania showed he had the know-how to carry it out.
Tarbell added that he could not imagine why Lazar would make up a claim that could get him in very hot water.
“To go on television and admit to a felony you didn’t commit seems a little silly,” he said.
NBC regurgitates the talking point that the Clinton server logs show no evidence of foreign hacking. When correspondent Cynthia McFadden asked Tarbell about that, however, he told her that server logs don’t always show evidence of hacking.
Despite the Clintonian force field that seems to have inhibited NBC’s airing of this story and the misdirection within it, someone must be turning up the heat.