Clinton insiders John Podesta and Neera Tanden knew that Anthony Weiner was being investigated for sexting a 17-year-old high school student in 2011. This emerged through a Wikileaks hacked email released Monday, according to a Daily Mail report.
The email detailed lurid claims of private messages to an underage girl being investigated by police – and was met with the response ‘oof’ by Podesta.
‘Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner,’ email read, quoting a Fox News article from the same time.
‘Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl’s home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl’s mother about the daughter’s contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later.’
Podesta is currently Clinton’s campaign chairman.
Such is the Clintons’ confidence in their ability to manage and manipulate the press, jurisprudence, and consequences that they did nothing to stop the flood of emails, self-dealing and influence-peddling at the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
Abedin’s laptop never got the BleachBit treatment, even though they knew her husband was badly damaged goods. It just never entered anyone in the Clintons’ circle’s mind that Weiner’s troubles could ever touch them. Because Clintons are supposed to be untouchable. Bill survived an impeachment trial for lying under oath–he’s just another ex-president disbarred lawyer. Hillary survived Benghazi and the FBI.
Just imagine how a Clinton administration would govern, knowing that she is basically untouchable. It’s not the fact that the next president, should she win, will be under FBI investigation for crimes worse than Watergate or Nixon’s missing 17 minutes of tape. It’s the fact she will be convinced she can get away with anything from day one.
Like Nixon, Clinton staffers knew they had a potential situation with their boss’ skeletons in the closet, and like Nixon, they thought they’d keep going and get away with it. It was only when she realized a special prosecutor was a real possibility in 2015 that “project memory hole” was initiated. By then, everyone had forgotten about Carlos Danger and his tumescent friend’s proclivities for young girls.
I will lose no sleep from their oversight.