Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hair on Fire Emails

Holy shit! They found emails on a computer! Emails of what, you may ask? Well, that has yet to be determined, but according to the Republican Party, they are explosive (but they have no clue, because they haven’t seen them). They must be investigated, says the FBI (but they don’t know? WTF?)

What we do know is that Anthony Weiner, in his need to show off his nether regions, has all but killed his estranged wife’s political career. Way to go, Anthony, ya wanker! Because she HAD a political career, and YOU didn’t! 

Here’s what we do know:

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R, Utah) leaked a letter sent by the Director of the FBI, James Comey, that said, rather vaguely that the FBI was looking into more emails that may or may not be related to Secretary Clinton. Director Comey sent the letter in violation of the Department of Justice protocols, and perhaps in violation of the Hatch Act, which says that Federal employees cannot participate in partisan politics publically. THIS is a public partisan move, I don’t care how you parse it.
We also know that the emails were found on a laptop that was shared by Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. Weiner is now under investigation for having sexted an underage girl. (collective EWWWW is appropriate, here) Abedin was cleared from any wrong doing during several investigations. 

Thanks to some incredible reporting by Kurt Eikenwald who named names and wrote:

“Because Clinton preferred to read documents on paper rather than on a screen, emails and other files were often printed out and provided to her either at her office or home, where they were delivered in a diplomatic pouch by a security agent. Abedin, like many State Department officials, found the government network technology to be cumbersome, and she had great trouble printing documents there, investigative records show. As a result, she sometimes transferred emails from her unclassified State Department account to either her Yahoo account or her account on Clinton’s server, and printed the emails from there.” (emphasis mine)

I have to tell you, as someone who has worked with government equipment… trying to print from government computers, it’s a pain in the ass, at best. Using the work around that she did, wasn’t much better, but I can see why she used it. 

I’m betting that there is no there, there.

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