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The Wiener that hosed the world.

So it appears Anthony is now cooperating with the FBI in his pedophilia case and will flip to stay out of Federal Prison for 15 years.
Will anybody be that upset if Trump wins?

Will anybody be that upset if Hillary wins?

its going to be a fucking mess either way.

People, please choose your mess.

Hitler Learns the FBI Reopened the Investigation 30.Oct.2016 02:22

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RE: Trump win v Clinton win, significance of Comey/FBI letter 30.Oct.2016 02:41

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the FBI investigation of Congressman Anthony Weiner for sexting an underage girl involved seizing Huma Abedin's and Weiner's computer devices. In the 302 investigative 11-page report interviewing Abedin, on page 3, the agents explained that they showed Abedin a classified paper on Pakistan sent from a State Department source, which she had forwarded to her personal Yahoo email account.

But, this past week — last Monday — WikiLeaks with its latest in series of Podesta email releases indisputably proved that her breach of security was by no means an isolated event, but a regular practice.

Smoking gun.

There are messages between Podesta and other top Clinton aides specifically discussing the presence and possession of classified email messages by Clinton, Abedin (and by extension/other shared devices Weiner) - along with discussion of the need to hide and cover this knowledge and information up i.e. keep the press/media, other government officials/agencies or the public from finding out.

WikiLeaks has essentially made the FBI (in terms of their July 2016 report on their Clinton emails investigation) look like fools, as of 6 days ago.


This, combined with an internal struggle of FBI and other federal law enforcement / Justice Dept personnel connected with the now long-running Clinton email investigation(s) — many of whom have been intimately exposed to details of this data and disagree with top agency staff 'covering up' and have the scandal appear to U.S. corporate mass media, the American public and the world as there's "nothing to see here" — has precipitated the letter of last Friday from director Comey.

He wants to cover his own ass, and the Bureau, for an impending broader investigation which would ensue in the coming year no matter Trump or Clinton victory on November 8th. Laying the trackwork for this was his letter last Friday.


brief rundown in the below video :


Addendum — Technicalities RE: vagueness in FBI / Comey's letter 30.Oct.2016 02:49

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One other thing about the somewhat cryptically brief letter from director Comey on Friday.

Apparently as of this time (Sunday 30th October) the Bureau does not possess a search warrant to 'investigate' i.e. look at, read the information/data contained on the seized Abedin and Weiner computer devices.

This means that, while surely one or two privileged personnel have briefly scanned content tables within the devices, no one at the FBI has yet actually looked through and begun to identify, tabulate or otherwise categorize the emails/information contained on them. Prohibited from doing so, until a warrant is obtained from Justice Dept.

So (unless something weird/unusual happens in next few days....) for example, the Clinton campaign's frantic requests of "clarification" from FBI will likely go unanswered, perhaps until after the election. This goes for the media and public you-me, too.

Update — Sunday afternoon 30.Oct.2016 30.Oct.2016 12:34

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the Justice Department and Abedin's lawyers, are currently in talks to permit a search of emails on the seized devices.

Update on James Comey, FBI director — possible ? circumstances fwiw... 30.Oct.2016 14:12

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this from UK Daily Mail (hence the 'fwiw') quoting "a source close to the embattled FBI director" :

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Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him to admit he was wrong: Why Director Comey jumped at the chance to reopen Hillary investigation.

James Comey's decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.

'The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn't recommend an indictment against Hillary,' said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.

'Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,' said the source. 'They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.'

According to the source, Comey fretted over the problem for months and discussed it at great length with his wife, Patrice.

He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.

'He's been ignoring the resignation letters in the hope that he could find a way of remedying the situation,' said the source.

'When new emails that appeared to be related to Hillary's personal email server turned up in a computer used [her close aide] Huma Abedin and [Abedin's disgraced husband,] Anthony Weiner, Comey jumped at the excuse to reopen the investigation.

'The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,' the source continued. 'And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.


Addendum 2 — Reminder about June Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch meeting 30.Oct.2016 14:30

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on June 27, 2016 U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch "just happened" to meet on the tarmac with Bill Clinton, while their airplanes crossed paths in Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport.

The impromptu 20-minute meeting occurred five days before Hillary Clinton was to be interviewed by the FBI. Both Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, of course did know of this upcoming interview at the time they "happened" to meet (on an airport's tarmac between planes).

Was it perhaps/somehow related to how the ongoing emails investigation by Justice might impact the Clinton Foundation? ...

This private meeting between a former head of state whose wife is currently running for president, and the acting head of the United States Justice Department has been the subject of controversy and questions from persons and agencies of all political leanings. Lynch was queried by the House Judiciary Committee about circumstances and details of the encounter.

the right wing Judicial Watch legal activist group filed a lawsuit for FBI to release records concerning this covert meeting:


WSJ *confirms* — FBI internal conflict, was investigating Clinton Foundation. 30.Oct.2016 15:17

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FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe

Laptop may contain thousands of messages sent to or from private server

By Devlin Barrett
Updated Oct. 30, 2016 4:58 p.m. ET

As federal agents prepare to scour roughly 650,000 emails to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton's email use, the surprise disclosure that investigators were pursuing the potential new evidence lays bare building tensions inside the bureau and the Justice Department over how to investigate the Democratic presidential nominee.

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Senior Justice Department officials had warned Mr. Comey that telling Congress would violate policies against overt actions that could affect an election, and some within the FBI have been unhappy at Mr. Comey's repeated public statements on the probe, going back to his press conference on the subject in July.

The back-and-forth reflects how the bureau is probing several matters related, directly or indirectly, to Mrs. Clinton and her inner circle.

New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in the bureau's investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case.

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New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin attended a news conference in New York in 2013. Mr. Weiner had attempted to revive his career with a bid for New York City mayor, but that effort was doomed after a website published photos that he had evidently sent to another woman. Photo: eric thayer/Reuters
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That led to frustrations among some investigators, who viewed FBI leadership as uninterested in probing the charity, these people said. Others involved disagreed sharply, defending FBI bosses and saying Mr. McCabe in particular was caught between an increasingly acrimonious fight for control between the Justice Department and FBI agents pursuing the Clinton Foundation case.

It isn't unusual for field agents to favor a more aggressive approach than supervisors and prosecutors think is merited. But the internal debates about the Clinton Foundation show the high stakes when such disagreements occur surrounding someone who is running for president.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Mr. McCabe's wife, Jill McCabe, received $467,500 in campaign funds in late 2015 from the political action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of the Clintons and, until he was elected governor in November 2013, a Clinton Foundation board member.

Mr. McAuliffe had supported Dr. McCabe in the hopes she and a handful of other Democrats might help win a majority in the state Senate. Dr. McCabe lost her race last November, and Democrats failed to win their majority.

A spokesman for the governor has said that "any insinuation that his support was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous."

Dr. McCabe told the Journal, "Once I decided to run, my husband had no formal role in my campaign other than to be" supportive.

In February of this year, Mr. McCabe ascended from the No. 3 position at the FBI to the deputy director post. When he assumed that role, officials say, he started overseeing the probe into Mrs. Clinton's use of a private email server for government work when she was secretary of state.

FBI officials have said Mr. McCabe had no role in the Clinton email probe until he became deputy director, and by then his wife's campaign was over.

But other Clinton-related investigations were under way within the FBI, and they have been the subject of internal debate for months, according to people familiar with the matter.

Early this year, four FBI field offices—New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Little Rock, Ark.—were collecting information about the Clinton Foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling, according to people familiar with the matter.

Los Angeles agents had picked up information about the Clinton Foundation from an unrelated public corruption case and had issued some subpoenas for bank records related to the foundation, these people said.

The Washington field office was probing financial relationships involving Mr. McAuliffe before he became a Clinton Foundation board member, these people said. Mr. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing, and his lawyer has said the probe is focused on whether he failed to register as an agent of a foreign entity.

Clinton Foundation officials have long denied any wrongdoing, saying it is a well-run charity that has done immense good.

The FBI field office in New York had done the most work on the Clinton Foundation case and received help from the FBI field office in Little Rock, the people familiar with the matter said.

In February, FBI officials made a presentation to the Justice Department, according to these people. By all accounts, the meeting didn't go well.

Some said that is because the FBI didn't present compelling evidence to justify more aggressive pursuit of the Clinton Foundation, and that the career public integrity prosecutors in the room simply believed it wasn't a very strong case. Others said that from the start, the Justice Department officials were stern, icy and dismissive of the case.

"That was one of the weirdest meetings I've ever been to," one participant told others afterward, according to people familiar with the matter.

Justice Department officials told the FBI at the meeting they wouldn't authorize more aggressive investigative techniques, such as subpoenas, formal witness interviews, or grand-jury activity. But the FBI officials believed they were well within their authority to pursue the leads and methods already under way, these people said.

About a week after Mr. Comey's July announcement that he was recommending against any prosecution in the Clinton email case, the FBI sought to refocus the Clinton Foundation probe, with Mr. McCabe deciding the FBI's New York office would take the lead, with assistance from Little Rock.

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Director James Comey testified before the House Judiciary Committee in September on a variety of subjects including the investigation into former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
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The Washington field office, FBI officials decided, would focus on a separate matter involving Mr. McAuliffe. Mr. McCabe had decided earlier in the spring that he would continue to recuse himself from that probe, given the governor's contributions to his wife's former political campaign.

Within the FBI, the decision was viewed with skepticism by some, who felt the probe would be stronger if the foundation and McAuliffe matters were combined. Others, particularly senior officials at the Justice Department, felt that both probes were weak, based largely on publicly available information, and had found little that would merit expanded investigative authority.

According to a person familiar with the probes, on Aug. 12, a senior Justice Department official called Mr. McCabe to voice his displeasure at finding that New York FBI agents were still openly pursuing the Clinton Foundation probe, despite the department's refusal to allow more aggressive investigative methods in the case. Mr. McCabe said agents still had the authority to pursue the issue as long as they didn't use those methods.

The Justice Department official was "very pissed off," according to one person close to Mr. McCabe, and pressed him to explain why the FBI was still chasing a matter the department considered dead. Others said the Justice Department was simply trying to make sure FBI agents were following longstanding policy not to make overt investigative moves that could be seen as trying to influence an election. Those rules discourage investigators from making any such moves before a primary or general election, and, at a minimum, checking with public integrity prosecutors before doing so.

"Are you telling me that I need to shut down a validly predicated investigation?" Mr. McCabe asked, according to people familiar with the conversation. After a pause, the official replied, "Of course not," these people said.

For Mr. McCabe's defenders, the exchange showed how he was stuck between an FBI office eager to pour more resources into a case and Justice Department leaders who didn't think much of the case, one person said. Those people said that following the call, Mr. McCabe reiterated past instructions to FBI agents that they were to keep pursuing the work within the authority they had.

Mr. McCabe's defenders in the agency said that following the call, he repeated the instruction that he had given earlier in the Clinton Foundation investigation: Agents were to keep pursuing the work within the authority they had.

Others further down the FBI chain of command, however, said agents were given a much starker instruction on the case: "Stand down." When agents questioned why they weren't allowed to take more aggressive steps, they said they were told the order had come from the deputy director—Mr. McCabe.

Others familiar with the matter deny Mr. McCabe or any other senior FBI official gave such a stand-down instruction.

For agents who already felt uneasy about FBI leadership's handling of the Clinton Foundation case, the moment only deepened their concerns, these people said. For those who felt the probe hadn't yet found significant evidence of criminal conduct, the leadership's approach was the right response.

In September, agents on the foundation case asked to see the emails contained on nongovernment laptops that had been searched as part of the Clinton email case, but that request was rejected by prosecutors at the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn. Those emails were given to the FBI based on grants of partial immunity and limited-use agreements, meaning agents could only use them for the purpose of investigating possible mishandling of classified information.

Some FBI agents were dissatisfied with that answer, and asked for permission to make a similar request to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. McCabe, these people said, told them no and added that they couldn't "go prosecutor-shopping."

Not long after that discussion, FBI agents informed the bureau's leaders about the Weiner laptop, prompting Mr. Comey's disclosure to Congress and setting off the furor that promises to consume the final days of a tumultuous campaign.


warrant obtained. 31.Oct.2016 07:03

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As to the FBI.

Did the FBI tell Hillary to set up an illegal server in her basement to hide her foundation corruption?

Did the FBI tell Hillary to email classified documents to Hum-a-Weiner to print?

Did the FBI tell Weiner to start sexting a 15 year old girl?

If Comey is guilty of violations of the Hatch act, the so is a public official like President Obama for campaigning for Hillary.