Watch the video, read the transcript at my post, Brit Hume asks a good question: If the FBI investigates, isn’t there surveillance?
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.
The former Joanne Chesimard (now known as Assata Shakur), who murdered a NJ State Trooper 40 years ago, is now on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list, the first woman to make it.
Chesimard is believed to be one of dozens of American fugitives living in Cuba, many of them one-time members of U.S. militant groups.
attends government functions in Cuba and her standard of living is higher than most in the country, officials said.
Which makes the higher reward tempting,
Officials have also doubled the reward, to $2 million, for the capture of Chesimard. The state is adding its own $1 million on top of the million dollars already offered by the FBI for her capture and return.
Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Two big stories this week: Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Chilean miners may be very close to being rescued.
The Argentine Economy is Booming!
Evo Morales caught kneeing player in groin during football match (video below the fold at the end of this post)
Video of on the rescue:
FBI makes record crackdown in police
HBO Documentary: El espiritu de la salsa, via Pat:
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Are the Nobels becoming relevant?
Drill breaks through to Chile’s 33 trapped miners VIDEO
Alvaro Vargas Llosa speaks about Mario’s Nobel Prize, and VIDEO
Chile: More hope for the miners VIDEO
Is Cuba about to “dip a toe in capitalist waters”?
Mario Vargas Llosa wins the #Nobel in Literature UPDATED
Puerto Rico: Big FBI raid on police
Let’s hear it for the clown: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Oprah, Agroisleña, Rahm, Pundita, and trouble
Brazil edition: Where are the clowns? Congress! VIDEO, UPDATED
Castro and the Jews
Evo Morales video below the fold:
The Justice Department said in a press release that the arrests are the result of Operation Guard Shack, the largest police corruption investigation in the history of the FBI. Nearly 750 FBI agents were flown into Puerto Rico from across the country to assist in the arrests.
The suspects include 60 members of the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), 16 from municipal police departments and 12 officers from the Puerto Rico Corrections Department, as well as National Guard and Army soldiers, administrative officials and civilians.
The indictments are the result of 125 undercover drug transactions conducted by FBI agents.
“The defendants’ participation in the drug transactions consisted of providing armed protection to a drug dealer during the sale of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine,” the DOJ release said. “In exchange for their security services during the undercover drug transactions, the defendants, a majority of whom are law enforcement officers, received payments ranging from $500 to $4,500 per transaction.”