It turns out that the power of former Rep. Anthony Weiner to screw things up may be, in fact, boundless.
You surely know of all the hot water in which he has been immersed for some time because of his utter lack of self-control when it comes to sending naked “selfies” to women, including to an underage girl. While that behavior, by itself, is obviously pretty awful, Weiner was also married at the time he was doing it, and to none other than Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin.
Now we learn from Newsmax that in the midst of their investigation into Weiner’s sexting activities, the FBI ran across “evidence” that it says is pertinent to Hillary’s longstanding email troubles. Reportedly, the information was found on personal devices owned by both Weiner and Abedin.
FBI director James Comey has announced that he’s reopening the Clinton case, roughly four months after he said that not enough evidence was found to justify the bringing of charges against Mrs. Clinton.
At this point, nobody knows what this “evidence” is, but we will all likely learn soon enough.
Well, let me take that back. Surely Hillary and Huma know what it is - why don’t they just tell us?
For his part, Republican nominee for president Donald Trump is thrilled with this latest development, and seems appreciative of Comey’s willingness to take a second bite of a rotten apple, saying, in part, “I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made.”
In fact, Trump is likely patting himself on the back for what was clearly his ability to predict what is unfolding right now. Here is what he said a couple of months ago, when Abedin announced she was leaving her embattled husband after he was caught renewing his sexting activities:
“Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him. 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. Who knows what he learned and who he told? It's just another example of Hillary Clinton's bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.”
Talk about prophetic…
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large