Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 19:55
The good news first. The developer in question never had a relevant role in the Tor project. So if you're worried that he might have placed malicious code into Tor it's quite safe to say that he hasn't. He was working on Vidalia, a GUI frontend.
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 00:20
Generally I'm all in for a good conspiracy theory and the spokesperson of the FBI isn't exactly doing a great job being quoted in this case. As is the press quoting him or reporting on the case. But before you jump on a potentially wrecked support waggon I'd strongly advise you to read up on the history of this case.