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FBI Search Warrant For Clinton Emails Issued On Shaky Evidence

The FBI filing gave no indication that any emails involving classified information from Clinton had been found on the laptop at the time the warrant was issued on Oct. 30.

December 20, 2016
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Clinton Emails: Huma Abedin Seeks To Review FBI Search Warrant

In a letter filed in Manhattan federal court, Abedin said she was never provided a copy of the warrant, nor was her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, whose computer contained the emails in question.

December 16, 2016
Huma Abedin emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop

What The FBI Found In The Emails On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop

Abedin informed the FBI in April that, like many State Department officials, she found the government network technology cumbersome, and she had great trouble printing documents there. As a result, she sometimes transferred emails from her unclassified State Department account to either her Yahoo account and printed the emails from there.

November 7, 2016
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Outrageous False Trump-Clinton Equivalencies Are Distorting The Election

These new disclosures about Trump—the FBI investigating his ties with Russia; his long record of destroying legal documents related to ongoing lawsuits; not paying in full for agreed-upon services; not paying tens of millions in income taxes—cannot be compared in any substantive way to whatever mistakes Clinton made while using a private email server as secretary of state.

November 2, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Legal Experts: It Would Take A Bombshell For FBI To Charge Clinton In Email Case

The chances of the bureau missing such evidence after what Comey had described as a comprehensive inquiry appears to be slight, former prosecutors said.

November 2, 2016
Comey under fire by media

FBI Director’s Letter Receives Criticism From Across The Political Spectrum

Media figures from across the political spectrum are criticizing FBI Director James Comey for defying Justice Department rules and precedent.

October 31, 2016
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Democrats Hit Back At FBI Director

Democrats have demanded that James Comey and the FBI rapidly work to make public what they know about the new ’email trove.’

October 31, 2016
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid scorched FBI director James Comey in letter to him, October 30, 2016

FBI Gets Email Warrant As Senator Reid, Bush Ethics Counsel Scorch Comey

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid sent an angry letter to Comey on Sunday suggesting he violated the Hatch Act. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” he wrote.

October 31, 2016

Why The FBI Is Reviewing More Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not.

October 29, 2016

Ex-U.S. Representative Weiner Probed After Report Of Teen Girl Chats

Federal prosecutors and New York police are investigating former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner following a media report that he engaged in sexually-explicit cellphone and online messages with a 15-year-old girl.

September 23, 2016

Cartoon: Anthony’s Weiners

Dirty water dog.

August 30, 2016
Interview With Anthony Weiner in Isham Park

Anthony Weiner Won’t Be Silenced As New Film Puts Politician Back In Spotlight

For a man who built a career on his ability to be combative on television and yell on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Anthony Weiner now lives a surprisingly placid life.

January 26, 2016

NY-9 Race Leaves Obama Little Room To Maneuver On Israel

Though it is hardly scientific to brandish a few poll numbers about and claim to know that Democrats lost Anthony Weiner’s once-safe House seat because of Jewish Democratic disillusionment with Barack Obama’s stance toward Israel, the electoral outcome nonetheless portends further collapse of peace efforts, as Obama lacks the political room to continue to push […]

September 14, 2011

Democrats Risk Losing NY-9 Special Election

With less than a week to go until the special election to fill former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s seat in Congress, Republican candidate Bob Turner is poised to pull a shocking upset. According to a new Siena College Research Institute poll, Turner leads his Democratic opponent, Assemblyman David Weprin, by a 50 percent to […]

September 9, 2011

Larry Flynt on Sex, Politics, and the Real Scandals in Washington

On June 16, the same day former Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned from office, legendary Hustler publisher Larry Flynt publicly offered him a job at Flynt Management, LLC. In the letter, published on Huffington Post, Flynt emphasized the seriousness of the offer, “Just as we do not undertake insincere political crusades, we do not make insincere […]

July 7, 2011

Weiner to Hollywood?

Some of soon-to-depart Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s hesitation to leave office was financial; he earns over $150,000 per year as a House member and is not a rich man. Perhaps he needn’t worry? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Doug Ellin, executive producer of “Entourage,” has offered Weiner a guest star spot on the show, in […]

June 17, 2011

Weiner Resigns

Representative Anthony Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) resigned just after 2pm at the senior center in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn where he began his first run for city council two decades ago, leaving the door open to a future run for office by staying tightly focused on a message of regret, support for middle class families, and his […]

June 16, 2011

Reports: Weiner to Step Down

Embattled New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has decided to give up his fight to stay in Congress, according to reports: Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans. […]

June 16, 2011

Lunchtime Memo

White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to call on Anthony Weiner to resign when interviewed abroad Air Force One today, instead calling the issue a “distraction” and deferring to Congressional leaders to handle it. [AP] New York State Senate inches closer to passing marriage equality bill, with three Dems who opposed it in 2009 switching […]

June 13, 2011

Constituents to Weiner: Stand Firm

The Los Angeles Times has a great article on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner’s constituents sticking behind him, and a poll of his district showing a solid majority–56%–don’t want him to resign. The piece is a classic example of how retail politics–and bringing home the bacon to community groups–has ingratiated the congressman with his Queens- and […]

June 10, 2011

Pressure Increases on Weiner to Step Down

The calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign because of his raunchy online chats with a series of women are escalating, especially in light of reports that his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, is in the first trimester of pregnancy. Weiner, who was never popular in the Democratic caucus […]

June 9, 2011