Last week FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to key members of Congress. It told them that the bureau had found emails that could possibly be related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Or not.
The emails were found during an investigation into the potentially criminal actions of one former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The unfortunately named Congressman is famous for his inability to keep his namesake in his pants, and for sending pictures of it to women who are not his wife.
The latest scandal/crime may well land Weiner in jail. This time he is accused of sending lewd and sexually explicit texts to a very young woman.
The fifteen year old girl had been instructed by the FBI not to speak to the press about the case against the former Congressman. She understoods that instruction, and had thus far kept her silence.
However, after Director Comey sent out the letter revealing information about the investigation, the young teen felt that she had no choice but to speak up. She told BuzzFeed:
“The FBI asked for me to speak to the media as little as possible. I have tried to stay quiet, but Comey has upset me. The last thing I wanted was to have this become political propaganda.”
The girl and her father said that they had no warning about the case being made public. They found out about it when they were called by a member of the press.
The young victim is furious that she has been dragged into the ugliness that is the current presidential campaign. She wrote a letter to Director Comey in which she expressed her anger and disgust. It was published in full on BuzzFeed News. It said, in part:
“I am the 15-year-old (now 16) who was the victim of Anthony Weiner. I now add you to the list of people who have victimized me. I told my story originally to protect other young girls that might be a victim of online predators.”
She went on to criticize the timing of the letter’s release, wondering like so many Americans why it had come out so close to the election. She wrote:
“Why couldn’t your letter have waited until after the election, so I would not have to be the center of attention the last week of the election cycle?”
She added this poignant question:
“Anthony Weiner is the abuser. Your letter helped that abuse to continue. How can I rebuild my life when you have made finding out my ‘story’ the goal of every reporter?”
Let’s all remember that the predator who victimized this young woman has nothing at all to do with Hillary Clinton or her campaign. The investigation into Weiner’s allegedly criminal action toward the girl is completely unrelated to the candidate.
James Comey has a hell of a lot to answer for. Victimizing a 16 year old girl is one more item to add to the list.
See more in the video below.
Featured image via YouTube screengrab.