The State Department finally released a batch of nearly 3,000 work-related emails retrieved from the laptop of Anthony Weiner – the very emails that inspired the FBI to (briefly) re-open the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds only a few weeks before Election Day. The emails, which belonged to Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, have much in common with those already found on Hillary’s server, including the fact that several of them were marked classified. Found when the FBI was in the process of investigating Weiner for his sexual dalliances with an underage girl, the emails threw the momentum of the election back in Trump’s favor at the tail end of 2016; Jim Comey’s letter to Congress explaining the situation remains – even now – one of Clinton’s favorite excuses for why she lost to Donald Trump.
Whether or not the emails were marked classified at the time is unclear, but they have been deemed so retroactively by the State Department in preparation for their public release. Judicial Watch obtained the emails after filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the federal government. In a statement accompanying the release of the emails, a State Department spokesperson explained that the agency “carefully reviews the content of records requested through FOIA to determine whether any information is sensitive or classified. Today’s production will have documents with classified information that has been redacted.”
Read another way: These emails had no business on an unsecured laptop in the possession of a pervert who was not even the intended sender/recipient. A pervert who was, of course, in prime condition to be blackmailed for his “addiction” to cheating on his wife.
Politico has more about the redacted messages:
The emails that were deemed classified deal with talks between the Palestinian militant movement Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization; a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and conversations with the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister.
The message with the fewest redactions is from November 2010 and concerns a call to Prince Saud al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who was also the kingdom’s foreign minister until his death in 2015. The message contains talking points about WikiLeaks’ impending release of documents leaked by former Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, who is now known as Chelsea Manning after transitioning in prison.
Upon (again) closing the investigation a couple of weeks after discovering the trove of emails on Weiner’s computer, the FBI said that nothing new was found on the laptop. Of course, even if they HAD or DID discover new classified emails, what would it have changed. Comey and the Obama Justice Department already determined that it was perfectly okay – if “extremely careless” – for Clinton to send her classified material all over creation, so what else could they say? Oh, THIS time we’re going to hold her accountable? Nope. Of course not.
We’re not sure we ever bought the story that Comey cost Clinton the election, but if it’s true, it was the least of the punishments she deserved for what she did.