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Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Sexting Scandal

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner, who had an obsession with sending lewd photos to women, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Manhattan to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

Weiner, 53, now could find himself on the sex offender list for the remainder of his life.

He cried as he read a statement in court  saying he hit “rock bottom’ and that he was a “a very sick man for a very long time,” reports USA Today. 

The investigation into Weiner resulted in the FBI looking at emails and decided to reopen the Hillary Clinton probe on the eve of the presidential election.

 

 

Tearful Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty, Says He Compulsively Sought Attention From Women

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Troubled Anthony Weiner tearfully admitted Friday in U.S. District Court in New York that he sent sexual material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina. Under a plea agreement he will be forced to register as a sex offender and surrender his cell phone, ABC News reports.

Weiner,  a former Congressman and estranged husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, pleaded guilty to a single count of transferring obscene material to a minor.

In an emotional statement today, Weiner said he “compulsively sought attention from women,” and that his behavior began when he entered Congress and continued through part of 2016.

His plea agreement calls for a sentence of 21 to 27 months in prison. Sentencing is set for Sept. 8.

Hillary Clinton emails on his computer became the source of a major disruption in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Alleged Weiner Victim Lashes Out at FBI Director’s Politicization of the Case

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The 15-year-old girl who accused former Congressman Anthony Weiner of sending sexually explicit messages criticized the FBI director’s handling of the case.

The teenager said she has been bombarded by reporters since James Comey sent a letter to Congressional Republicans about a possible connection between Weiner’s emails and the previously concluded Hillary Clinton investigation, BBC reports.

“Why couldn’t your letter have waited until after the election, so I would not have to be the center of attention the last week of the election cycle?” the teenager asked Comey in an open letter.

“Every media outlet from local to national has contacted me and my family to get my ‘story'”, she wrote.

The teenager said it was irresponsible of Comey to make the announcement since there was no evidence yet that any of the communications were connected to the Clinton probe.

FBI Director James Comey Becomes a Prisoner of His Boy Scout Image

Scott #1145

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The other day, a commentator on MSNBC described FBI Director James Comey as having a Boy Scout image. That’s a good thing for an FBI director.

The problem is that Comey appears to have become a prisoner of that image, and has placed more importance on  his image and the FBI’s image than the American people, the Justice Department and the presidential election, which is the World Series of democracy in this country.

Simply put, Comey, appeared to be so worried about his image, that he screwed up by firing off a letter notifying Congress  about emails his agents stumbled upon while investigating Anthony Weiner, estranged husband of Huma Abedin. He says he was obligated to update Congressional members.  Plenty disagree with that assumption, at least under the circumstances.

The problem is, at this point, days before the election, Comey has no clue as to what the emails say or what significance they have. It would be different if he knew.  But agents have yet to start reviewing them.

Sure,  Comey should be obsessed about doing the right thing. But doing the right thing isn’t always best for his, nor the FBI’s image. Sometimes you have to take a hit, knowing you’re doing the right thing. In this case, he did  what he thought was the right thing for his and the FBI’s image above all else. It was wrong.

Before Friday, Comey’s image was already under attack by some current and former FBI agents, conservatives on Capitol Hill and the Donald Trump camp — all of whom felt the FBI gave Hillary Clinton and company special treatment during the email probe, and that Clinton should have been indicted.

Comey and his underlings in the bureau have been catching hell for that.

Now, this.

The Washington Post reported Saturday that Justice officials reminded the FBI of the department’s position “that we don’t comment on an ongoing investigation. And we don’t take steps that will be viewed as influencing an election,” said one Justice Department official.

“Director Comey understood our position. He heard it from Justice leadership,” the official said. “It was conveyed to the FBI, and Comey made an independent decision to alert the Hill. He is operating independently of the Justice Department. And he knows it.”

I’m sure Comey thought he was doing the right thing, though I wonder if he wasn’t also hoping to make amends with all those who faulted him for not recommending charges against Clinton.

Comey is no stranger to the politics of Washington and the sensitivity of elections.

In March 2004, during the President George W. Bush administration, Comey was deputy Attorney General when he rushed to the intensive care unit where Attorney General John Ashcroft was hospitalized. Comey had learned that White House Counsel Alberto R. Gonzales and President Bush’s chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., were on the way to visit Ashcroft and get him to reauthorize Bush’s domestic surveillance program, which the Justice Department had just determined was illegal.

Comey went there and prevented that from happening. Back then, even though it was such an egregious attempt to violate the law, Comey knew better then to come out publicly that year and expose the Bush administration’s highly questionable intentions months before the November election in which Bush was seeking a second term.

I don’t agree with some who suggest that Comey be fired or resign. He is a stand up guy and has been good for the FBI.

But in this case, he screwed up.

On the upside,  Comey has turned Donald Trump around. Trump now thinks he’s A-Ok.

Not many Boy Scouts can say they’ve got Donald Trump in their corner.

 

FBI Investigating Lewd Messages from Former Congressman Anthony Weiner to 15-Year-Old Girl


By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI and local police are investigating former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner after he allegedly sent sexually explicit text messages and suggestive photos to a 15-year-old girl.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner

The Daily Mail, which broke the story, reports that a subpoena has been issued for Weiner’s cellphone and other electronic records.

The girls said the exchanges occurred for several months and included Weiner urging her to engage in “rape fantasies.” In one message, Weiner allegedly told the teen: “I would bust that tight p***y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week.”

According to the girl and her family, Weiner was aware that she was underage.

In a statement to Daily Mail, Weiner said, “I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgement about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent. I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt.”

“I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgement about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent.

“I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt.”