When it comes to judging character in people, the Democratic nominee for president just doesn’t have the insight to surround herself with quality persons.
Hillary Clinton married and protected a man who sexually harassed and assaulted more women than people can remember. Now, the husband of her top aide may expose more in emails linked to Clinton than he ever exposed through his cell phone’s camera.
When it’s all said and done, Clinton’s campaign could be wrecked by a real ‘Wiener.’
As reported in The New York Times:
Federal law enforcement officials said on Friday that a trove of emails described by the F.B.I. director as pertinent to the now-closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server were discovered on a computer belonging to Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton.
In a stunning letter to Congress, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said that emails had surfaced in an unrelated case, and that they “appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” It remained unclear, however, if the emails were sent from Mrs. Clinton’s private server, which has already been thoroughly examined by the F.B.I.
The news was a bombshell on the campaign trail.
The new development in the saga over Mrs. Clinton’s handling of classified information rocked the presidential campaign less than two weeks before the election, leaving Mrs. Clinton’s team scrambling for explanations and bolstering the spirits of Donald J. Trump after a wave of controversies and Republican defections led many to write him off.
“We are calling the F.B.I to release all the information that it has,” Mrs. Clinton said in an evening news conference that took issue with Mr. Comey for making the disclosure 11 days before the election. “Let’s get it out.”
And that’s exactly what Trump and Republicans want – expose the emails and Clinton’s involvement.
Mr. Trump was ebullient. “Perhaps, finally, justice will be done,” he declared at a campaign rally in New Hampshire.
Polls have been tightening in recent days, however, as Republicans started returning to their party roots during the final stretch of the race.
An emboldened Mr. Trump seized on the F.B.I. action on Friday at a rally in New Hampshire. To cheers of “lock her up” from his supporters, Mr. Trump said: “Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office.”
News of the emails sent Democrats checking themselves, going on the defensive to further shield Clinton.
The “October surprise” confounded leading Democrats who suddenly found themselves on the defensive.
“This is particularly troubling since so many questions are unanswered,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. “It’s unclear whether these emails have already been reviewed or if Secretary Clinton sent or received them. In fact, we don’t even know if the F.B.I. has these emails in its possession.”
Weiner’s potential criminal problems are part of an investigation not related to Clinton’s own ongoing email scandal.
The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner, a former Democratic congressman from New York, sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the tens of thousands.
Mr. Comey said the F.B.I. was taking steps to “determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.” He said he did not know how long it would take to review the emails, or whether the new information was significant. A senior law enforcement official said that the emails belonged to Ms. Abedin and were backed up on Mr. Weiner’s computer.
The officials said the F.B.I. has not looked at the emails to determine their significance.
Regardless of the nature of the information, Republicans pounced on the news.
The Republican National Committee cheered the new attention on Mrs. Clinton’s emails as a potential turning point in the race.
“The F.B.I.’s decision to reopen their criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server just 11 days before the election shows how serious this discovery must be,” Reince Priebus, the Republican committee chairman, said in a statement. “This stunning development raises serious questions about what records may not have been turned over and why, and whether they show intent to violate the law.”
Weiner has been a sore subject for Democrats throughout the presidential campaign, and Trump attacked the issue earlier in the campaign.
Ms. Abedin separated from Mr. Weiner in August after it emerged that he was exchanging lewd messages with a woman on social media. Such behavior had destroyed his congressional career and his 2013 mayoral campaign.
Mr. Trump has pointed to Mrs. Clinton’s association with the couple as an example of her bad judgment.
“I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information,” Mr. Trump said last summer. “Who knows what he learned and who he told?”
Trump, who has regularly pointed to the FBI failure to hold Clinton accountable, offered support as the focus returned to Clinton.
“I have great respect for the fact that the F.B.I. and the D.O.J. are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made,” Mr. Trump said, referring also to the Department of Justice. “This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understand. It is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected.”
As Election Day draws closer, the only way this miscarriage of justice can be resolved is to put Trump in the White House. Who knows what other sources of Clinton’s emails will surface?
She was so “careless” with handling classified information, whoever “hacked” the emails may have just bought a laptop from a former employee. How many laptops are out there that no one knows about much less track down?
Clinton is an absolutely corrupt idiot who shouldn’t be entrusted with securing junk mail much less US secrets all the world wants.
This country now needs a November surprise that sends Clinton to the backwaters of politics and mainstream media groveling for access to a Trump presidency.