The FBI will now pour through 650,000 emails found while investigating a laptop belonging to former US Congressman Anthony Weiner (photo, left) who has been caught in a ‘sexting’ scandal alleged to have involved an underaged girl. Weiner is estranged husband of top Clinton aid and long-time confidant Huma Abedin.
“The process has begun,” said an FBI source to the New York Times.
This comes after a Friday afternoon announcement by embattled FBI Director James Comey stating the agency intended to reopen the previously closed investigation into former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s long-running email scandal.
21WIRE reported on Comey’s shock announcement Friday, and also detailed a “leaked” memo supplied to Fox News – indicating that there might be an internal upheaval within the FBI over botching the previous leg of the investigation and possibly caving into the political pressure from the White House and the DOJ to drop the case in order to preserve Hillary Clinton’s presidential run.
Since the FBI announcement, the Clinton campaign have gone into full damage control mode, while the Trump campaign have enjoyed a small surge which has narrowed Clinton’s lead across all national polls. Oddly, Clinton, a former lawyer, has publicly demanded that the FBI “release all the information, and let the public know exactly what they have,” even though this would be violation of legal procedures in a criminal investigation.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid (photo, left) issued an open letter/press release accusing director Comey of somehow being in violation of the Hatch Act by attempting to interfere with a US election, stating, “I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act,” said Reid. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” he added.
Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-R), the Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, was the first to discover Clinton’s illegal email server during the initial Benghazi hearings. According to Gowdy, this latest move by the FBI could net an indictment due to possible evidence of a cover-up. Gowdy’s reponse on FOX News to Reid’s letter was stunning:
“Thank God he’s leaving (office), is my initial reaction. My second reaction is, I did not know Mormons used drugs. Anyone who is capable of sending out that press release has to be under the influence of something.”
Watch Gowdy here:
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