There’s a lot we don’t know about the reopened investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, especially what happened behind the scenes that led FBI Director James Comey to announce the renewed probe two weeks before the election.
Author Ed Klein has some interesting insight, suggesting that disgraced Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, the husband of Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, cut a deal with the FBI to save himself from a lengthy prison sentence.
“In my view, what has not been reported, and what I think is very significant, is that we’ve all forgotten that Anthony Weiner is under investigation for what amounts to child pornography, alleged child pornography,” Klein said in an interview on SiriusXM. “Now, if he’s found guilty on multiple charges, they can put him away for life because each charge brings 15, 20 years. So if you’re his attorney, you say to him, ‘Tony, what can you give the prosecutors in exchange for bringing down the number of years you’re gonna have to serve?’ And it’s my view that what he offered them was the computer, and that in exchange, he has gotten an agreement to reduce his charges.”
Klein suggests that it took several weeks to craft and approve the deal, after which the computer came to Comey’s attention. Democrats say he broke the law by publicly discussing reopening the investigation this close to the election, but what choice, really, could Comey have had? Can you imagine what would have happened if all this came out after Clinton won the presidency? Out of the dozens of possible scenarios, not one of them is good.
Democrats are screaming for Comey’s head. Some have suggested that he should also publicly discuss the FBI investigation into alleged Donald Trump ties to Russia, which investigators now say are unfounded. (Democrats apparently believe that screaming “they did it, too,” regardless of truth, justifies anything up to and including murder.)
Democratic strategist James Carville practically blew a gasket on MSNBC when he started foaming at the mouth about how House Republicans were conspiring with the KGB and the FBI to bring down Queen Hillary. (Fun fact: The KGB was disbanded in the early 1990s.)
Soviet time-travelling spies aside, it’s of interest that President Obama, of all people, is refusing, as of this writing, to criticize Comey’s decision. He’s not backing it, either, but there’s something going on here. My guess is that one of two things has happened in Obama’s mind. Either he believes Comey has something on him, found in the new emails, and he has lawyers talking to Comey behind closed doors, or, he sees a chance that his long dislike of Hillary Clinton will finally be vindicated as her campaign dies at her own hand and therefore, he is keeping quiet.
For Hillary and her defenders, however, it’s all hands on deck, here comes the white whale. In a not-so-subtle nod to panic, Clinton suggested during a Halloween campaign stop that electing Trump would lead to both civil war and World War III.
More emails are coming out daily. The latest batch includes a doozy between John Podesta and Cheryl Mills, in which Podesta tells Mills, “we are going to have to dump all those emails.” The email was sent the same day as the New York Times story revealing the private server’s existence, two days before Congress issued a subpoena to preserve all Clinton’s emails. It could very well indicate criminal intent.
Also, there are now at least (not counting confidential ones) five FBI investigations involving Clinton or people in her inner circle, including the Weiner probe.
Some of the whispers about confidential investigations mention the name of murdered DNC analyst Seth Rich, who was shot in the back early one July morning. His wallet and valuables were not taken, and it’s been suggested he was on his way to either give testimony or discuss giving testimony regarding the Clintons. None of this can be deemed factual, as no one who would know has gone on record. But the rumor mill is busy.
Perhaps relevant is another of the leaked email chains in which Podesta and a campaign operative are discussing a recent leak to reporters, and Podesta writes, “I’m definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it.” The emails were apparently forwarded to Robby Mook, who replied, “I agree–when we have press staff, this will be MUCH easier. And I would love an example being made.”
The emails aren’t clear what would constitute making an example of a leaker.
Another unverified rumor making the rounds is that on the laptop the FBI is examining, Weiner had put all the relevant materials into a single folder, labeled “Life Insurance.”
The simple fact that such a story could seem credible, regardless of its veracity, speaks volumes about the character of Clinton and her criminal network.
The Democrats did this to themselves. If they want to continue being even remotely viable as a party, they need to force Clinton to resign — now.