Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

kstewart33

(6,551 posts)
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 06:35 PM Nov 2016

BREAKING: Newsweek's Eichenwald story just released on FBI investigation of emails.

Excerpt:

The night of the disclosure (Comey's letter to Congress - kstewart33), Newsweek reported that the emails were from as many as three accounts—one through Yahoo, one on the domain clintonemail.com, and one from an account Abedin used in support of one of Weiner’s campaigns for office. Last week, Newsweek learned that that account was through Gmail. In other words, Abedin’s personal account provided by the State Department for non-classified emails was not involved. Abedin, who did not know Clinton used a private server for her emails, told the bureau in an April interview that she used the account on the clintonemail.com domain only for issues related to the secretary’s personal affairs, such as communicating with her friends. For work-related records, Abedin primarily used the email account provided to her by the State Department.

From the information obtained that first day by Newsweek, it was already clear that, because of the accounts involved, almost all of the documents were going to be duplicates or personal emails. In other words, from the opening moments of this inquiry, there were people in government who already knew what the outcome of this new FBI effort would be, yet it took the bureau another nine days to confirm those details.[div]

More at: http://www.newsweek.com/what-fbi-found-emails-anthony-weiner-laptop-517652
42 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
BREAKING: Newsweek's Eichenwald story just released on FBI investigation of emails. (Original Post) kstewart33 Nov 2016 OP
Hell! I knew it. underpants Nov 2016 #2
What's "there" is''.. LakeArenal Nov 2016 #16
Well, hopefully cannabis_flower Nov 2016 #38
Can't the House initiate them anyways? LiberalLovinLug Nov 2016 #40
and the repukes are still spewing that an investigation is still going on. We really need the still_one Nov 2016 #3
Yeah, I can see how Guilani came to the conclusion that an indictment was likely. Not. bmpbmp Nov 2016 #4
Ghouly was told this by a "handful of corroborators" (FBI) so he said to Wolf wordpix Nov 2016 #18
They should ask him why the FBI has been leaking lies to him bettyellen Nov 2016 #37
So Newsweek is saying that this fuzzy inquiry was KNOWN to be a review of duplicates The Wielding Truth Nov 2016 #5
That's spot on Cosmocat Nov 2016 #10
Useful info for Franken's hearings spooky3 Nov 2016 #12
Three Words Best_man23 Nov 2016 #13
YES YES YES. This absolutely must happen. rivegauche Nov 2016 #39
Let the truth ring out! Hillary must win and we must restore truth to politics. The Wielding Truth Nov 2016 #14
I totally agree. I would fire Comey 11/9 but then again, Pres. O knows more than I wordpix Nov 2016 #19
It would be good just to have some facts out there and some protocol explanation. The Wielding Truth Nov 2016 #22
He is the FBI Director. He is not stupid. Dustlawyer Nov 2016 #25
I really thought that he was legit when he first took over and I heard him speak. Now...not so much. The Wielding Truth Nov 2016 #27
+1 uponit7771 Nov 2016 #34
You could see almost instantly they slow walked this getagrip_already Nov 2016 #6
They knew before they made the announcement on 28 Oct (Friday) ILFightinDem Nov 2016 #29
Just because it failed doesn't mean he didn't break the law. world wide wally Nov 2016 #8
I'm not expert in this area but it does appear Comey violated the Hatch Act + wordpix Nov 2016 #20
Comey has crossed a line and needs to go Gothmog Nov 2016 #11
It sure looks that way. TryLogic Nov 2016 #24
K & R for exposure. SunSeeker Nov 2016 #15
Most of us knew it too. Just common sense. n/t Lucinda Nov 2016 #17
Guess Rapey the Orange Clown isn't gonna Make the WH Jabba's Palace Again after all Rocknrule Nov 2016 #23
That explains Comey saying he had not seen them, otherwise the dirty trick couldn't go operational. Coyotl Nov 2016 #28
I honestly don't think Comey cares. Esp if he was offered a job in trade. Crash2Parties Nov 2016 #31
yeap, fuck Comey... damage was done at the right time for the GOP too; 11 days before an election uponit7771 Nov 2016 #35
Makes me sick that the FBI interfered in this election. I'd like to see Comey's head on a pike Nitram Nov 2016 #36
k and r niyad Nov 2016 #41
This Is Exactly What I Said DallasNE Nov 2016 #42
Dec 1969 #
Dec 1969 #
Dec 1969 #

LakeArenal

(29,154 posts)
16. What's "there" is''..
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:21 PM
Nov 2016

is about 30% of deplorables who will still believe the lies. Will continue to call for more investigations and hopefully indictments and impeachment.

Once that fart was out of the bag, the smell will linger forever or 8 years which ever comes last..

 

bettyellen

(47,209 posts)
37. They should ask him why the FBI has been leaking lies to him
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 10:05 AM
Nov 2016

At best they used him as a useful
Idiot- just like Trump.

The Wielding Truth

(11,415 posts)
5. So Newsweek is saying that this fuzzy inquiry was KNOWN to be a review of duplicates
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 07:00 PM
Nov 2016

or personal emails and not of any consequence yet, Comey was not clear about this when he dropped what seemed to be a bombshell on the desks of eight Senate and House chairmen?

It is an incompetent or political move. Either way the deception was harmful to the election.

Best_man23

(4,950 posts)
13. Three Words
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:07 PM
Nov 2016

Special. Prosecutor's. Office.

Investigate the FBI director, investigate the NY FBI office and anyone involved in the October letter, Ghouliani, Chaffetz, et al.

rivegauche

(601 posts)
39. YES YES YES. This absolutely must happen.
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 12:33 PM
Nov 2016

There is something extremely stinky and rotten in the bureau and it needs flushing out and sanitizing.

wordpix

(18,652 posts)
19. I totally agree. I would fire Comey 11/9 but then again, Pres. O knows more than I
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:29 PM
Nov 2016

I will trust the Pres' decision on this. Let his cool head prevail.

Dustlawyer

(10,504 posts)
25. He is the FBI Director. He is not stupid.
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:50 PM
Nov 2016

He had the political cover of the Hatch Act. He did not have to send the letter until after the election and he knew there was nothing new. This was the Swift Boat of 2016!

getagrip_already

(15,682 posts)
6. You could see almost instantly they slow walked this
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 07:00 PM
Nov 2016

From not getting a warrant th r you already had, even though they had weeks to pursue one, to knowing in the first hours of analysis where the emails came from and whether they were dupes.

They are very good at tbis. They knew last monday.

ILFightinDem

(56 posts)
29. They knew before they made the announcement on 28 Oct (Friday)
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 09:19 PM
Nov 2016

I had to read the OP a second time - but there were no e-mails from a state.gov acct on that machine, and the others were to / from Hill's own server (most likely duplicates of things they had already seen, or at the most, non-SOS related), and the last one was a GMail acct that Weiner used for campaign purposes (and Abedin had access to).

They knew before the letter was even sent to the GOP committee members.

This goes past 'hearings' (bless Al's heart). Now we're talking grand juries, indictments, and prosecutions, IMO.

A no-win situation.
If we pursue 'justice' - then the first two years of HRC's term get obscured by all of this.
If we focus on getting stuff done - then the black hats at FBI get away with this.

Pick your poison. Neither option is palatable.

wordpix

(18,652 posts)
20. I'm not expert in this area but it does appear Comey violated the Hatch Act +
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:32 PM
Nov 2016

regular DOJ/FBI protocol, Pres. O said both written and unwritten. Very clear: you do not bring such information to public due to influencing elections.

 

Coyotl

(15,262 posts)
28. That explains Comey saying he had not seen them, otherwise the dirty trick couldn't go operational.
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:55 PM
Nov 2016

Crash2Parties

(6,017 posts)
31. I honestly don't think Comey cares. Esp if he was offered a job in trade.
Sun Nov 6, 2016, 09:45 PM
Nov 2016

His FBI salary was around $170k as director, but before that he made millions working for defense contractors. It seems he has a history of flip flopping his loyalties for whoever is willing to pay him the most.

Nitram

(23,621 posts)
36. Makes me sick that the FBI interfered in this election. I'd like to see Comey's head on a pike
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 09:18 AM
Nov 2016

on the White House lawn the day after the inauguration.

DallasNE

(7,439 posts)
42. This Is Exactly What I Said
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:11 PM
Nov 2016

1. From the opening moments there were people in the FBI that knew what the outcome would be.

2. Weiner synced her cell phone to her laptop in 2013 so she would have backup in case her phone got damaged that she had recovery. Indeed, I said the thing that made the most sense was that they were looking at some kind of backup file.

It was the political people at the top that wanted an outcome so Comey sided with them without properly considering the damage this would do to the institution of the FBI. Obviously, those political people with an agenda must be held accountable - every last one of them.

Latest Discussions»Retired Forums»2016 Postmortem»BREAKING: Newsweek's Eich...