OUT POPS THE WEINER: Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner to be sprung early for good behavior

DEVENS, Mass. — Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner will be released early from federal prison as a reward for “good behavior” according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Weiner, 54, began serving a 21 months sentence for sexting an underage girl at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts in 2017. Prison records show he is scheduled to be released in May 2019, three months ahead of his scheduled release date of August 2019.

According to federal prison officials, parole is not offered to federal inmates, but inmates can earn early release as a reward for good behavior.

“The projected release date for Anthony Weiner is May 14, 2019,” a spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons said in a released statement. “This projected release date includes credit for good conduct time that may be earned throughout the remainder of his sentence. Good conduct time is governed by Title 18 U.S. Code Section 3624(b), which provides for inmates to earn up to 54 days of good conduct time credit for each year served.”

Weiner plead guilty in 2017 to sexting a 15-year-old girl and will be registered as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

Following his sentencing, Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin filed for divorce, only to withdraw the papers earlier this year.

Abedin served as chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Prior to that, Abedin was deputy chief of staff to Clinton, who served as U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

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TICK TOCK: Judicial Watch sues Justice Dept. for contents of Anthony Weiner laptop

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Judicial Watch announced Tuesday that it has filed suit against the Justice Department to turn over all emails found on the laptop of convicted New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.

The conservative watchdog group says it wants access to all records relating to the FBI’s investigation into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. They’re also demanding all communication records between FBI officials regarding Clinton’s knowledge of “illicit activities” involving Weiner, who was married at the time of his arrest to Huma Abedin, vice chair of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“The Anthony Weiner laptop-Clinton email cover-up by the Obama DOJ and FBI is central to uncovering the corrupt politicization of those agencies,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement Tuesday. “The same FBI that provided cover for Hillary Clinton was going full bore against then-candidate Trump and this lawsuit aims to uncover the full truth about that corruption.”

As stated on the Judicial Watch website, a separate Judicial Watch lawsuit already uncovered at least 18 classified emails from the Clinton server on the Weiner laptop.

In a related case, Judicial Watch uncovered 424 pages of FBI records that include an email revealing that fired FBI official Peter Strzok created the initial draft of the October 2016 letter then-FBI director James Comey sent to Congress notifying lawmakers of the discovery of Hillary Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop.

The notification, according to the DOJ IG, came a full month after the emails were discovered by the FBI on Weiner’s laptop. The delay, Judicial Watch suggests, may have been the result of anti-Trump bias by FBI official Peter Strzok and others.

At the time of his arrest, it was rumored that Weiner’s laptop contained “secret file” titled “insurance” which supposedly related to Clinton. The contents of the supposed file, although the topic of much speculation, have never been authenticated or revealed.

Weiner was convicted in a sexting scandal in 2017 after sending sexually explicit photos to a 15-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

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DYSFUNCTIONAL WEINER: Disgraced Democratic Rep sentenced to 21 months in teen sexting case

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Former Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

The estranged husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin walked silently into a Manhattan Federal Court, refusing to comment to a sea of reporters as he awaited his fate. Weiner, 53, pled guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor and had faced up to 10 years in prison.

Inside the courthouse, Weiner cried as prosecutors read aloud the allegations against him.

“With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him,” they said.

“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” Weiner said as he addressed the court. “I acted not only unlawfully but immorally, and if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today.”

“The prosecutors are skeptical that I have truly changed and I don’t blame them,” he continued. “I repeatedly acted in an obviously destructive way when I was caught. I victimized a young person who deserved better. I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for the opportunity on probation to keep my sworn oath.”

But the Federal Judge assigned to hear the case, Denise L. Cote, turned a deaf ear to Weiner’s pleas for leniency, telling the former Congressman that what he did was “a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.”

Although Cote praised Weiner’s decision to seek treatment for sex addiction after his arrest last May, she said she remains concerned that Weiner may offend once again.

“The difficulty here,” Judge Cote said, “is that this is a very strong compulsion.” It was so strong, she added, that despite “two very public disclosures and the destruction of his career on two occasions, he continued with the activity.”

In their recommendation to the court, Federal prosecutors demanded jail time in lieu of probation.

“Although the defendant’s self-destructive path from United States congressman to felon is indisputably sad,” the prosecutors wrote, “his crime is serious and his demonstrated need for deterrence is real.”

The judge concurred and sentenced Weiner to 21 months. In addition to the prison term, Weiner was sentenced to three years of supervised release, given a $10,000 fine, and was required to forfeit his iPhone. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6.

Shortly after Weiner’s sentencing was announced, acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim issued a statement reading:

“Anthony Weiner, a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit behavior for him online. Justice demands that this type of conduct be prosecuted and punished with time in prison. Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”

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WEINER COPS A PLEA: CLINTON COHORT FACES 27 MONTHS FOR SENDING LEWD SEXT MESSAGES TO UNDER AGED CHILD

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Anthony Weiner plead guilty on Friday to sending graphic sexual messages to a 15-year-old girl. The former congressman who represented New York’s 9th district cried as he read a 4 page statement detailing his history sexual compulsion in open court.

“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” Weiner said in his admission to the court. “I apologize to everyone I have hurt. I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly. I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager, including sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct, just as I had done and continued to do with adult women.”

“I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful.”

“These destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends, and destroyed my life’s dream of public service,” he added.

Weiner, husband of Huma Mahmood Abedin, who served as vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, faces up to 27 months in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender as part of a plea deal worked out with federal prosecutors.

Court documents, which were finalized on May 10, show that had the Democrat not copped a plea, he could have faced a much harsher 10-year prison term.

Charges against Weiner first surfaced after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and Weiner had exchanged lewd messages for several months. In addition to sending her explicit photos of himself, the messages revealed Weiner’s asking the young girl to to undress on camera.

Last October, after confiscating Weiner’s laptop in the course of their investigation, federal officials discovered of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to Abedin. The discovery led FBI officials to reopen their case against Clinton’s handling of classified emails while serving in her role as Secretary of State, an incident that Clinton later blamed for her presidential loss to Republican challenger Donald Trump.

Calls for statement to Weiner’s spokesperson resulted in a “no comment”.

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EMAILGATE EXPLODES: FBI DIRECTOR CONFIRMS CLINTON FORWARDED CLASSIFIED EMAILS TO ANTHONY WEINER

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who was the subject of an FBI probe amid reports that she stored and sent classified emails from her home computer, allegedly sent some of the highly sensitive emails in question to Anthony Weiner, FBI director James Comey testified on Wednesday.

Clinton, who served as Secretary of State at the time, allegedly stored thousands of government emails and documents on a secret server kept on site at her upstate New York home. How these documents wound up on Weiner’s computer remains a subject of debate, said Comey. The receipt of these emails is of major concern because Weiner, who was married to vice chair of Clinton’s campaign at the time, Huma Abedin, did not have classified clearance to receive such information.

“Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey said. “His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the Secretary of State.”

“Really the central problem we had with the whole email investigation was proving people… had some sense they were doing something unlawful. That was our burden and we were unable to meet it,’’ he said of the FBI’s decision not to charge Clinton in the matter.

“Why did you conclude that neither of them committed a crime?” Sen. John Kennedy, (R)-La., asked Comey during his testimony Wednesday at a Senate judiciary committee hearing.

“Because with respect to Ms. Abedin in particular, we didn’t have any indication that she had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law, couldn’t prove any sort of criminal intent,” Comey answered.

Comey also defended his decision to announce that he had reopened the investigation into the Clinton email scandal just days before the election, saying he was forced to choose “between really bad and catastrophic.’’

“The team also told me we cannot finish this work before the election and then they worked night after night after night and they found thousands of new emails, they found classified info on Anthony Weiner,” Comey said while responding to a question from Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Capitol Hill. “Having repeatedly told this Congress we are done and there’s nothing there … To re-start in a hugely significant way, potentially finding the emails that would reflect on her intent from the beginning, and not speak about it would require an act of concealment in my view.”

Meanwhile, as a result of a Freedom of Information request, 29 previously undisclosed email exchanges including classified information were released, part of a total of 317 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to turn over to the State Department, The Washington Free Beacon reported on Tuesday (http://freebeacon.com/national-security/comey-thousands-clinton-emails-forwarded-anthony-weiner/).

“These new emails show Hillary Clinton is a serial violator of various laws concerning the handling of classified material,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch told the Beacon in response to the revelation.

Clinton, speaking at a Womens’ conference on Tuesday, blamed Comey, among others, for her loss to Donald Trump, her Republican rival in the 2016 presidential election. “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

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