More Bad News for Huma Abedin
No surprise here. Another Clinton surrogate lied to the FBI.
But as they say in the FBI when protecting the Clintons, “Protect and serve!”
The real question for Abedin is why lie in the first place? We are talking about the FBI who actually ran interference for her boss. All Abedin needed to do was tell the truth, so the FBI could explain how they would reconstruct it.
What did Abedin lie about?
As the Daily Mail explains:
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An examination of emails released by the State Department shows that backup copies of many of Abedin’s work-related messages with Clinton were created in the dates after Clinton left the State Department in early 2013.
The emails, released at the end of December, show that they had been put on Weiner’s laptop by a BlackBerry archiving program.
According to tech experts, Abedin would need to have activated the backup program and may well have plugged her device into the laptop – raising further questions over her testimony to the FBI.
Abedin was Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department and remains her closest aide.
Like Clinton, she was cleared by then FBI director James Comey in the wake of the investigation into the former Secretary of State and her staff’s handling of classified material.
To be clear, Abedin backed up emails to her perverted husband’s computer. And she did it after Clinton left the State Department.
Clearly, her actions violated State Department protocol, as well as many federal statutes.
And who knows what Wiener did with that information. As we’ve learned of him, he has no bounds.
So this new discovery prompted the FBI to renew it’s probe. Because how could the FBI possibly allow her to skate, when they knew this information? Further, the inaction by the FBI puts former FBI Director James Comey back in the cross-hairs of the investigation.
In October, 2016, Comey pretended to be gung-ho to crackdown on Clinton and her emails after finding them on Weiner’s laptop. All subterfuge, as Newsweek suggests:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation determined that almost every email discovered in a laptop used primarily by the husband of an aide to Hillary Clinton was a duplicate of previously produced documents or personal emails, a person close to the case told Newsweek. As a result, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Sunday saying the new emails have not changed the bureau’s earlier decision that no crime occurred with Clinton’s use of a private server while she was secretary of state.
So, as quickly as Comey opened the can of worms, he dropped it like a hot potato. Thus, once again, Clinton escaped the consequences of her actions.
As Kevin Jackson wrote at the time:
The emails contain classified information and showed favors being done for a Russian-connected organization through the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State.
Ironically, Hillary Clinton still cries foul.
I wonder if they still believe that in light of the latest developments. Vogue Magazine once called Abedin “Hillary’s secret weapon”. Abedin managed to transform herself into one of Clinton’s closest aids. Now Abedin is poised to bring down the Clinton house of cards.
What else looms?
Besides the obvious kiddie porn, there’s no telling what else Weiner’s laptop will reveal. We know the classified messages included discussions on Israel and other Middle Eastern issues from 2010, 2011 and 2012. But now that Weinergate is wide open, the specifics of the emails aren’t the only focal point. Clearly, the FBI intentionally swept a lot of dirt under the rug. At least five Clinton staffers have immunity deals in place. Now it’s just a matter of time before the truth sends Clinton back down her rat hole.
Hopefully she’ll take her book with her. Hillary needs something to burn if she’s going to stay warm in that hole.