We know that
a trove of emails described by the F.B.I. director as pertinent to the now-closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server were discovered on a computer belonging to Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton.
. . .
The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner, a former Democratic congressman from New York, sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the tens of thousands.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 28, 2016
By all appearances, the FBI appears to have him on sexting a minor, which may qualify sexual misconduct. If the girl involved was not yet fifteen years old at the time Weiner did the sexting, things may look dismal indeed.
So my question is, did Weiner and his attorneys offer that computer as a bargaining chip?
Especially if the computer contained emails destroyed after they were subpoenaed?
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.