Anthony Weiner Said To Be Cooperating With FBI Investigation

Tyler Durden's picture

As reported earlier this morning by Fox News' Bret Baier, disgraced former Democratic congressman and the latest cause of headache for the Clinton campaign, Anthony Weiner, is said to be cooperating with authorities in the FBI investigation of his laptop that contains emails that prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of an unauthorized email server.

As the Washington Examiner reports, though FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Friday his agency found emails related to Hillary Clinton's private email server, he didn't yet have a warrant to read them. As of Saturday night, the FBI had not received a search warrant from the Justice Department, an unnamed agency official told Yahoo News, but the agency was in talks to get one. When Comey wrote the letter, "he had no idea what was in the content of the emails," said one official.

It adds that Comey has also begun participating in briefings with the Republican chairman and Democratic ranking members of congressional committees, according to Bill House, a congressional correspondent for Bloomberg News, citing unnamed sources.

Then, moments ago CNN added that the DOJ and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to secure approval that would allow the FBI to conduct a full search of her newly discovered emails, sources familiar with the discussions told CNN.

Authorities have not yet sought a search warrant for the emails, law enforcement sources told CNN. Government lawyers hope to secure a search warrant to permit investigators to review thousands of emails on a computer Abedin shared with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, officials said.

 

The new search warrant is needed because the existing authorization, covered by a subpoena, related only to the ongoing investigation of Weiner, who is accused of having sexually explicit communications  with an underage girl.

 

The investigators saw enough of the emails to determine that they appeared pertinent to the previously completed investigation and that they may be emails not previously reviewed.

 

Because they don't have a warrant specific to Abedin's emails, officials have not been able to further examine them. Justice Department and FBI officials view Abedin as cooperative with the investigation.

It is possible that as a result of the cooperation, the FBI will be able to obtain a clearer assessment of just what is contained in the emails, facilitating the Clinton campaign request for the FBI to "come clean" with what he been uncovered; alternatively it may accelerate the disclosure into any "smoking guns" as some pundits have claimed had been uncovered in the email trove.

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Deplorable's picture

Weiner is throwing Huma and Hillary under the bus.

AlaricBalth's picture

Comey may not need a warrant.

According to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act it is required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before they can read an individual’s emails, just as they must get a warrant when they want to search a house or listen in on someone’s phone calls. But ECPA contains one exception: If the email is over 180 days old, the statute says the government no longer needs a warrant—it can read your private communications with just a subpoena, which doesn’t require judicial approval.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Can't they get to him to kill him first?

 

Is Weiner going to the Embassy to live with Assange?

El Vaquero's picture

If they're on Weiner's computer, and he gives them permission to look, they don't need a warrant.  The question is, did Weiner make sure that they were on his computer for insurance, or was it just a husband/wife thing?

IridiumRebel's picture

They're marriage is of political convenience. It's insurance.

RAT005's picture

I like the possible divorce settlement angle to this :-)

Manthong's picture

“Clinton campaign request for the FBI to "come clean" with what has been uncovered;”

Classic example of the “Be careful of what you ask for” admonition.

 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Manthong Oct 30, 2016 11:58 AM

And this just out on Fox News today:

"A poll released Sunday shows more than 30 percent of likely voters say they are less inclined to support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after the FBI announced Friday the agency is reviewing newly-discovered emails potentially related to Clinton's tenure as secretary of state."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/30/new-poll-34-percent-less-like...

 

Supafly's picture

The sentiment change had to be expected.  I think Comey may have had his own secret meeting on a tarmac.  The big players seem to be pulling up stakes on the cunt.   There's no way he did this on his own.

Manthong's picture

I had an interesting thought.

So if they haul Hillary off….

Shouldn’t all the millions of early votes, dead votes, illegal alien and rigged votes for her be invalidated?

Supafly's picture

Hell yeah, but my money is on letting the election play out and quietly put her out to pasture.  She's too much of a liability to sit in that office.  Be easier to assassinate Trump than resurrect that fucking hag.  Can't arrest her because she has so much dirt on everybody.

Emeraldous's picture

These are not times where secrets can be kept, the dirt will circle the drain.

hobopants's picture

True, but who says they have to "arrest" her. After all she seems like a "soft" target...just like she said Assage was.

Lucky for her I guess that she isn't the one assessing her own risk to the "system". 

 

Whoa Dammit's picture

The rumor is that the NYPD saw the emails when investigating Wiener & threatened to go public with them. That is why Comey had to step in.

Future Jim's picture

"So if they haul Hillary off…. Shouldn’t ... votes for her be invalidated?

No! That would subvert the will of the people. It would prevent Hillary from pardoning herself, which must have been what the people wanted if they voted for a known criminal.

Joe Davola's picture

So if the FBI ever knocks on my door, I'll have to try the "we have to negotiate what you look at" tactic.
And as far as getting a new search warrant, didn't Low retta already signal yesterday that running for office is a get outta jail free card.

Bastiat's picture

"Invalidated?"  I like "pissed away."  That's what you get for not looking more carefully--plenty of info out there.  Let them take it out on the party they nominated her.

Future Jim's picture

+1 Yes, ordinarily, they need for their front man to have credibility, and also, if Comey (another front man) is actually holding Hillary accountable now, then no way is he acting on his own.

SDShack's picture

Yep, exactly what I said yesterday, and Friday. Everyone is missing the big picture here. This isn't about Hitlery. This is about protecting 0zer0. The "deleted" 33k emails have always been known, probably by the NSA, CIA, and FBI. Everything has been done to cover this up and keep the lid on. Comey being told to stand down in July, the FBI issuing immunity, the FBI destroying hard drives and laptops, etc. They are doing everything to protect 0zer0 as much as Hitlery, as well as the entire corrupt Washington Power Structure of both dumbrats and repukes. What has changed in the last 48 hours is something has scared 0zer0 shitless about this all getting out, so that is why the decision was made to sacrifice Hitlery. These are sociopaths turning on each other which is a major tell that the end of the game is at hand. This Rogue Comey theme is just a headfake to insulate 0zer0 by pitting Hitlery versus Comey. It's now a Thunderdome Cage Match, with the realization that this might just result in Trump running Bartertown. Think about that. This email shit has to be so damaging that 0zer0 is willing to elect Trump to keep this all quiet. This has gone way beyond politics and is reaching seriously dangerous proportions for certain individuals of power.

spanish inquisition's picture

I awoke last night, it was as though 100 million liberals cried out in the night.

AViewFromDublin's picture

The sentiment change had to be expected.  I think Comey may have had his own secret meeting on a tarmac.  The big players seem to be pulling up stakes on the cunt.   There's no way he did this on his own.

 

So true Supafly, it is pretty obvious that Trump was smashing her to smithereens in their own internal polls. Everyone with half a brain cell knew that from the rallies where she could barely fill out a school gymnasium and even had to use green screen technology to give the illusion of a large crowd. They were putting all their hopes on Bush audio tape doing substantial damage to Trump but that barely even cause a blip.

 

They knew then that there was no way Hillary could win this and stealing the vote would be too obvious against a landslide not to mention the fact that a lot of Americans are keeping a close eye on a steal. You can see them all backtracking, the media, the GOP traitors (Ryan especially), the absence of Hillary trolls on various comments sections all point to one thing and that is Hillary's campaign id dead in the water.

Americans should never forget or forgive the complicity of the MSM and their part in trying to get this criminal elected. Hopefully Trump sorts them out as president and brings back paper ballots so that the possibilty of stealing or rigging an election again can never ever happen again.

 

neilhorn's picture

The U.S. Constitution gives the States the responsibility of conducting elections and passing election laws. The Federal Govt., aka the President, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Federal Election Commission, has no constitutional role in elections. 

max2205's picture

Oh please..... just ask ATT Verizon or Yahoo if they got a warrant 

strannick's picture

Get jailed as a child molester, or play ball.

socalbeach's picture

Plus, "come clean" makes it sounds like the FBI did something wrong by discovering the emails.  Clinton campaign trying to shift blame as usual.

wildbad's picture

Wiener and Huma have learned a lot from the Clitons.  They know that they can profit greatly by holding damaging information about future oponents.  Tip: everyone is a potential future oponent to a soulless psychopath.

StychoKiller's picture

Tony Weiner becomes a 'stand-up' Guy, with a 'stiff' upper lip! :>D

Omen IV's picture

so - since AUGUST when this broke he was obstructing along with Lynch the FBI investigation  then Comey issues the letter and they reverse the Clinton strategy

The NYPD knows whats on the laptop a long time ago

 

even with the disclosure now by Weiner they cant do the comparison in less than a week

 

Clinton knows that - this is a promotion

 

bh2's picture

So does NSA know what's on the laptop? And what has been on it in the past?

If it's true that FBI types have full query access to the NSA database and there's some arguable "question" about national security at stake, why could the FBI not get one of the compliant secret court judges to just rubber stamp a warrant?

Never One Roach's picture

Crooked Comey will grant this POS immunity and Weener will plead the Fifth anyway.

Common Core Corruption

wren's picture

If that happens there will be a march.

lastdance's picture

Great God, this laptop was used to visit porn sites.  Where are those, who runs them? What else are they used for?  We, the American mushrooms, are the only ones who don't know what is on the damn thing.  Nor, I dare say. will we ever see anything importan that isn't redacted to the hilt.

stocktivity's picture

So basically a foreign agent could have stolen Weiner's laptop and obtained all kinds of classified information. Hillary is toast.

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Should be toast.  But, should != will be toast.

StychoKiller's picture

Meh, as anyone (else) with a clearance will tell you, you don't leave classified documents lying around where any Bozo could see them!

Bastiat's picture

Wouldn't even have to steal it--just hack it as no doubt has happened.

Graph's picture

Fifteen year old teenager foreign agent.

That would have been a story for a movie !

logicalman's picture

They'll claim the 15 year old is a distant niece of Putin, more than likely.

 

greenskeeper carl's picture

Funny how there are all these legal hoops to jump through to legally look into hilligula's criminality, when us mere plebs are stomped on by these very same people on a daily basis. What a farce. Laws must be followed to the letter when investigating these people, but they are in turn allowed to break them with impunity. Fuck them all.

And why do we still pretend that the NSA doesn't have every single email these people sent? If Comey and the rest actually wanted to see all the deleted emails, all they have to do is ask. I don't know that 'draining the swamp' is good enough. I think it needs to be cleaned out with a flame thrower.

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Why do they even need a warrant?

None of this was provided when they subpoenaed it the first time.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

right, they were supposed to have already turned it over, they should be arresting Huma right now

logicalman's picture

'They' will not arrest Huma, Hitlery, Comey, Soros, Balnkfein..............

Because 'They' are Huma, Hitlery, Comey, Soros, Balnkfein..............

It's a long list, but the point is easy to understand.

Singelguy's picture

They did ask but Obama ordered the NSA to stonewall and that is exactly what they did.

IridiumRebel's picture

It's game over. The lore of Arkancide is well known and any death, even if seemingly innocuous, will be met with conspiracy and hurt her. Trump is going to win. He's the one who should be careful. I think the law enforcement folks have had it with the urination upon our laws and pushed this. You have to be a special kind of evil to aid and abet the Clintons.

jcaz's picture

Naw, just bought and paid for.... 

Gotta hand it to Clinton Inc- they've built up a magnificent network of corruption over the past 20 years-  everyone up and down the line was either appointed or paid for by the Clintons- they've even managed to stick their clueless daughter into it;

It's truly a lifes' work.

Time to flush it.

weburke's picture

add zero hedge to the list those that help and abet the clinton/bush crime familes. 

Arnold's picture

You are going to have to chart that for me webbie.