Sunday, October 30, 2016

More on the Email Question

Carlos Danger strikes again.

Read this.  Key points, emphasis added:

Agents reportedly found thousands of State Department-related emails ostensibly containing classified information on the electronic devices belonging to Weiner and his wife and top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The discovery has prompted FBI Director James Comey to, on the eve of the election, reopen the Clinton case he prematurely closed last July. 

How did agents examine the devices? By seizing them. It’s a common practice in criminal investigations, but one that clearly was not applied in the case of Clinton or her top aide — even though agents assigned to that case knew Abedin hoarded classified emails on her electronic devices.

If we assume for the moment that this report is true, then it is indeed big trouble for the Clinton camp. The problem - again assuming all this is true, which we won't know for sure until an official announcement - is that the election is only nine days away.

So, basically, within the next week or so, some sort of announcement of all of this, underscoring the extreme seriousness of it, needs to be made, and needs to be effectively exploited by Trump, for it to have anywhere near the effect trumpeted by hysterical women like Roissy and his commentators. Otherwise, we may be faced with a Hillary Clinton Presidency, albeit one scandal-ridden, and hopefully ineffective, from day one.

One problem though are these comments from another NY Post article linked to from this original one:

The feds have not read the e-mails in question because the warrant they got for their seizure covered only Weiner’s messages.
They have to get a new warrant to read Abedin’s e-mails, NBC ­reported.
Abedin split from the disgraced ex-congressman in August after The Post revealed that he had sent lewd messages to the girl.
“I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work,” Comey added, 11 days before the presidential election.
NBC News reported that many if not all of the e-mails may be duplicates of messages the feds already have access to.

So, it is still unclear whether or not this is actually anything new.  Most likely, these are things which should have been addressed in the original investigation, but we'll see.  The bottom line is that is not definitive as of today whether this will actually help Trump or not.

A side issue is the shocking ineptness of the original FBI investigation.  It would seem that this was all serendipity: if not for Carlos Danger's sexual inclinations, the whole episode would have been safely buried.  One assumes that Comey's hand was forced by this discovery, thus the reason for the unexpected "11th hour" letter.

One also assumes that Anthony Weiner is not high on the list of Hillary Clinton's favorite people just about now.