FBI Sat On Weiner’s Laptop Emails Because ‘Russia’ Suddenly Became Top Priority
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under James Comey and Andrew McCabe sat on the revelation that Anthony Weiner possessed more than 300,000 relevant emails on his laptop including tons of Hillary Clinton-Huma Abedin emails dating back to 2007.
Why? The report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz claims that the FBI shifted focus to the higher priority of the “Russia collusion” investigation, and that agents did not think the emails on Weiner’s laptop (many of them classified) would be “important.”
The fact that Weiner had access to classified Clinton emails is stunning enough. Now, courtesy of the IG report, we know that Comey’s FBI were obviously complicit in covering up the revelation and using the “Russia” hoax to divert attention from Weiner.
“As we describe in Chapter Nine of our report, the explanations we were given for the FBI’s failure to take immediate action on the Weiner laptop fell into four general categories:
• The FBI Midyear team was waiting for additional information about the contents of the laptop from NYO, which was not provided until late October; • The FBI Midyear team could not review the emails without additional legal authority, such as consent or a new search warrant; • The FBI Midyear team and senior FBI officials did not believe that the information on the laptop was likely to be significant; and • Key members of the FBI Midyear team had been reassigned to the investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election, which was a higher priority…
In assessing the decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop, we were particularly concerned about text messages sent by Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions they made were impacted by bias or improper considerations. Most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the Russia investigation, and the implication in some of these text messages, particularly Strzok’s August 8 text message (“we’ll stop” candidate Trump from being elected), was that Strzok might be willing to take official action to impact a presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias.”
IG report passage ends
Anthony Weiner was hired by a public relations firm that effectively served as a satellite office for the Democratic National Committee during Hillary Clinton’s run for president, according to insiders and leaked emails.
It has been revealed that classified information ended up on Weiner’s laptop through his wife Huma Abedin. This opens Weiner, Abedin, and potentially Abedin’s boss Hillary Clinton up to even further criminal scrutiny.
Weiner, who is in prison for a sexting relationship with an underage girl, was inexplicably hired at the New York public relations firm MWW in July of 2015. It struck many people as odd that Weiner, who bungled his sexting scandal and resigned from Congress, would go to work doing public affairs for the likes of Tysons Food, Southern Comfort, and Jack in the Box.
Weiner only lasted two months at the firm.