Somewhere, Andrew Breitbart is smiling with delicious vindication. The current problematic state of his website notwithstanding, his role in uncovering the original “Weinergate” scandal paved the way for this very moment in the 2016 election.
Before Friday, Hillary Clinton was going to waltz into the White House. Who could stop her momentum? Nobody. Well, almost nobody, except for Anthony Weiner.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is the estranged husband of Clinton’s top staffer, Huma Abedin. He also happens to be a serial sexter. Back in 2011, Andrew Breitbart crashed a press conference for then-Representative Weiner, defending his coverage of Weiner’s sex scandal.
After Breitbart’s passing, Weiner continued to send naughty texts–including some that he sent to a minor. Now, his sexting problem may land Hillary Clinton in jail, or at least cost her the election.
On Friday, FBI director James Comey sent a letter to Congress and reopened the investigation into Clinton’s emails. He stated that the criminal investigation of Anthony Weiner uncovered new emails on a laptop that Abedin used at home. Though the FBI did not know the full content of the emails, Comey believed he knew enough to justify notifying Congress.
Comey defended his actions in the letter, saying in part:
We don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it.
Comey closed the FBI’s investigation of Clinton earlier this summer without recommending that the Department of Justice press charges. He defended this decision both before Congress and to his employees. Now, Comey has sought another warrant to reopen the investigation, but the DOJ had not granted his request as of Saturday evening.
Will this go anywhere? Probably not. Is it satisfying to watch the Clintonian dynasty stumble due to the malfeasance of a serial sexter? In a sad sort of way, yes.
Here’s to you, Andrew Breitbart. You’ve managed to strike the Left one last time.