Two legal entities who happen to be part of the Federal Government are about to clash.
On Friday afternoon, the wild ride that’s been the 2016 presidential election took yet another unexpected turn, courtesy of the FBI.
The news that the bureau had “reopened” its investigation in to Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email server — mere days before the presidential elections — sent shockwaves through the political world.
Now, new information has emerged about the investigation and one of its key figures, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) October 30, 2016
According to Fox News Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier, Weiner has been cooperating with the FBI’s investigation in to his alleged online sexual affair with a 15-year-old girl.
It was this investigation that reportedly brought a new set of “electronic devices” to the attention of the FBI. These devices — which were shared by Weiner and his estranged wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin — are said to contain new emails “pertinent” to the Clinton investigation.
More importantly, Weiner’s cooperation with the FBI would explain why “no warrant was needed to access his computer.”
I emailed that 2 sources say Weiner is cooperating w/ FBI- & co-owned laptop. Also NY FBI had info 4 a few weeks- pressure was building https://t.co/AHbQVtvQzg
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) October 30, 2016
The news that Weiner is somehow “cooperating” with the FBI has also fueled social media rumors that the disgraced congressman is seeking a plea deal in his underage “sexting” case, and has given up new information involving the Clinton investigation in return.
Both President Obama — who’s hit the campaign trail for the Democrat nominee — and Clinton herself have been relatively tight-lipped about the investigation so far, despite the fact that it centers on devices owned by Clinton’s right-hand woman Abedin.
However, Clinton has demanded that the FBI release additional details about investigation, arguing that nothing less than the U.S. presidency could be at stake.