UPDATE: In a feat of public service the FBI conclusively reviewed 650,000 emails in 9 days and clears Clinton, and say they repeat their July determination which found that she was “extremely careless” with “highly classified information” and will not be charged. The Clinton’s made $57 million while Hillary was Secretary of State. Over half the people who met with Clinton paid money to the Clinton Foundation as well which has received over $2 billion in donations in total. Despite these obvious possible conflicts of interest, she used insecure private computers to email foreign leaders and companies that she arranged deals with on behalf of the USA, then destroyed 33,000 emails with Bleachbit after they were subpoenaed. The FBI is not confident there was intent to obstruct justice.
The completely unconfirmed but very interesting scuttlebutt is that the emails are staggeringly incriminating and the FBI re-investigation is being driven by whistleblowers within the US — specifically at the NYPD.
As I said before, books will be written about this week. Great movie plot.
Here’s a man speaking below called Steve Pieczenik, who talks of a coup and a counter coup going on in the US at the moment (“coup” meaning a play for power and control which is peaceful at present). He’s a former deputy assistant secretary of state. None of this is confirmed, and some of the claims coming about about the Weiner cache are the most radioactive hairy stuff, which I won’t repeat here. See the Breitbart article. “NYPD Ready to Make Arrests in Anthony Weiner Case”. There were 15,000 comments under it last time I looked, but no other outlets are picking up the story.
Allegedly the NYPD got Weiner’s laptop first, and it was they who pushed the FBI to go public “or else.” Blackwater founder and former Navy SEAL Erik Prince told Breitbart that he has a source in the NYPD, who claims they found “damning information” and if ” Hillary Clinton is elected president, we will have a constitutional crisis that we have not seen since, I believe, 1860.” The Dept of Justice is allegedly pushing back fiercely to stop the NYPD going public.
If the Clintons have been very naughty we would expect some of the patriots in the FBI and groups like the NYPD to be outraged and motivated to expose that — they risk their lives for their country and fellow citizens. That doesn’t mean the claims are true… but if the emails are incriminating, and players within both the NYPD and the FBI have copies it will be impossible to put this genie back in the bottle.
And we thought this election could not get any hotter.
Who is Pieczenik?
From Wikipedia on Steve R. Pieczenik, MD, PhD. He is an American psychiatrist and former United States Department of State official. He comes with Harvard training and an MIT doctorate in international relations. Apparently his specialty at one time was hostage negotiations. A slice of his Wikipedia entry suggests he really might be very well connected to the insiders at the FBI. He speaks Russian, Spanish and French, apparently knows Assad, and has treated CIA employees.
“Pieczenik was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker. His expertise includes foreign policy, international crisis management and psychological warfare. He served the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the capacity of deputy assistant secretary.“
h/t pickabelief , real universe, Gail Combs, dinn.
Steve McIntyre is digging through the email saga at ClimateAudit
McIntyre has looked closely at the legality of deleted emails with regard to Steyn and Mann. So he was already well prepped. He remarks on an interesting case where the law was interpreted very strictly, and the DOJ attorney was none other than James Comey who is now the FBI head. The case was U.S. v Quattrone (which McIntyre discussed in detail here). He notes that in that case Quattrone sent a fairly tame email which the legal department advised against the very next day. No emails were deleted, yet Quattrone was charged with obstruction of justice, and after some years “an appeal court ruled that a trier of fact could have concluded that Quattrone acted with a “corrupt intent”. McIntyre notes that “the DOJ attorney who had found corrupt intent in Quattrone’s actions was James Comey, the present director of the FBI.”
McIntyre also comments on the way these emails may have ended up on Weiner’s laptop:
Information on the provenance of these emails is thus far sketchy, but the following seems plausible:
A source close to Anthony Weiner’s legal team tells Bret Baier that it seems the laptop containing those emails was used to backup his estranged wife’s Smartphone contacts. In the process, the computer apparently backed up all of the emails as well.
There has been speculation that they might include 32K Hillary emails that had been deleted. However, it seems to me that it is far more plausible that they will turn out to include (or even be) the Huma emails from clintonemail.com, accidentally backed up prior to their deletion from the Clinton server in March 2015…
I note JeffID at the AirVent is also writing on the US election dramas too. Skeptics don’t like corruption…
BREAKING: UNEXPLAINED: CNN even seem impressed with Trump: Trump rushed off stage by body guards due to possible gun threat in the audience. Returned soon after to continue the speech. Man in custody. CNN approve? h/t AndyG