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Anthony Weiner May Have Just Given The FBI What They Need To Take Down Trump

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There are, of course, huge doubts swirling around about the 2016 presidential election that led to Donald Trump being installed in the White House, most of them surrounding alleged collusion with Russian state actors and the investigation from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. However, a key factor that is often overlooked is the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Former FBI Director James Comey‘s dramatic public statements about it in the days leading up to the election may have swung the balance, and it has now emerged that this may not have been legal. The story all centers, interestingly, around Anthony Weiner. USA Today reports:

The FBI warrant that shook Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign in its final two weeks has been unsealed, and the lawyer who requested it says it offers “nothing at all” to merit the agency’s actions leading up to the Nov. 8 election.

The warrant was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by Los Angeles lawyer Randy Schoenberg, who wants to determine what probable cause the agency provided to suspect material on disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer might be incriminating to Clinton. Weiner is the estranged husband of Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin. Under the Fourth Amendment, search and seizure can only be granted when proof of probable cause of criminal findings has been documented.

The letter confirms news reports in late October that the FBI had detected “non-content header information” suggesting correspondence with accounts involved in its already-completed investigation of Clinton’s private email server. The FBI request concludes there is “probable cause to believe” that the laptop contained “evidence, contraband, fruits and/or items illegally possessed.”

Yet the documents show the FBI request was based on the presence of classified information on previous emails chains between Clinton and Abedin and no new evidence on the laptop at issue.

“I see nothing at all in the search warrant application that would give rise to probable cause, nothing that would make anyone suspect that there was anything on the laptop beyond what the FBI had already searched and determined not to be evidence of a crime, nothing to suggest that there would be anything other than routine correspondence between” Clinton and Abedin, Schoenberg said in an email to USA TODAY. It remains unknown “why they thought they might find evidence of a crime, why they felt it necessary to inform Congress, and why they even sought this search warrant,” he said. “I am appalled.” The FBI’s Manhattan office did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Schoenberg is a Clinton supporter who donated to her campaign.

Clinton campaign officials echoed Schoenberg’s complaints Tuesday. Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said on Twitter that the “unsealed filings regarding Huma’s emails reveals Comey’s intrusion on the election was as utterly unjustified as we suspected at time.”

This totally unexpected revelation casts yet more doubt on the legitimacy of the 2016 election. Is this enough to kick Donald Trump out of the White House?


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