WASHINGTON, December 21, 2016 — In 2011, New York Representative Anthony Weiner resigned his House seat when it was discovered he “sexted” photos of his male member to a woman not his wife. He used the name “Carlos Danger.”
In September, it was reported that he sexted a 15-year-old girl.
In the FBI investigation that followed, it was discovered that a laptop computer Weiner held in common with his estranged wife and long-time Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin contained thousands of emails, some of which contained classified government information from the time Clinton served as Secretary of State.
That is when FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress informing them that the investigation into Clinton’s mishandling of classified government information would continue.
“Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations,” wrote Comey, “but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed.”
Comey’s credibility and reputation as a straight shooter were on the line, and he did not want Congress to think him part of the political apparatus at the Justice Department.
As if to emphasize the point, Comey added, “I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record.”
The FBI’s investigation of Anthony Weiner’s troubling online habits inadvertently led Comey’s G-Men back to Clinton’s home brew, private email server.
That fact has angered many on the left, driving some to outrage, like Arnold Roth at the hard-left website the Daly Kos:
“If horndog Anthony Weiner could not control his urge to sext with a 15 year old, there would have been no FBI in Huma’s computer. The duplicate emails would not have been found … Literally thousands are going to die from the effects of Climate Change, millions will lose health care, the Western Alliance with NATO is in shambles, we have nuclear proliferation, Geneva Convention abandoned, women’s rights set back … So, I for one wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart Anthony Weiner, for all the victims of this. May God have mercy on your soul.”
Clinton may possess the powers to cool our boiling planet and save “literally thousands,” but she couldn’t defeat Donald Trump. She is no superhero. She’s too seriously flawed, as are the people that surround her.
“There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,” Clinton told donors in a conference call. She blamed Comey’s letter for “raising doubts” that “stopped our momentum,” The New York Times reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the Times , never forgave Clinton “for the accusation she made in 2011 … that parliamentary elections his country held that year were rigged.”
That’s more than a little ironic since purloined Democratic National Committee emails prove party officials swayed their own primary elections in Clinton’s favor.
Vladimir Putin would be justified in saying elections in Clinton’s country “were rigged,” just as FBI Director James Comey would be justified in saying the Justice Department’s prosecutorial procedures in the Clinton email investigation “were rigged.”
Twenty years ago, the sexual appetites of Bill Clinton nearly destroyed his wife’s future political ambitions. Twenty years later, the sexual peccadilloes of a close aide’s estranged husband ended them for good.
It seems the lesson to be learned from the presidential election of 2016 has more to do with picking the right marital partner than picking the right president.
“I love being married,” said comedian Rita Rudner, “It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”