Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Did the Deep State Set Up Anthony Weiner?

By Robert Wenzel

The last few months have produced a significant amount of curious news about the Hillary Clinton campaign, let's wade into this swamp and see if we can put the news together in any logical fashion.

Before we do this I caution that this is all speculation. It is very difficult to know exactly what is going on when there are sophisticated operators and complex events. Sophisticated operators can launch a multitude of false action events to misdirect and confuse.

Joe Pesci as David Ferrie in the Oliver Stone film JFK delivered a great monologue about what we are up against when attempting to dissect complex events of the deep state.

But, still, in the end, actions have consequences and the ultimate consequences provide us with a clue as to the ultimate goals of the inside operators.

First, we must understand that the Deep State is not run by one diabolical individual. There are many key players. They can at times hold differing views and agendas. When it comes to Hillary Clinton, she probably has some very powerful backers in the Deep State.  She also likely has very powerful enemies within the Deep State.

The Clintons' climb to power left many players with deep stab wounds. It was a vicious climb and those stabbed as the Clintons climbed are still nursing their wounds. They have not forgotten.

I suspect some of those wounded, and otherwise, at the National Security Agency may be on the anti-Clinton Deep State team.

William Binney, an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program, suspects that it was the NSA behind the Podesta emails sent to Wikileaks.

I am going to push the argument further to suggest that the 650,000 emails on the Huma/Anthony Weiner laptop were emails that the NSA had prior knowledge of. Their problem was how to get this information out.

It is questionable that the NSA has the true authority to be capturing all the emails they do and so they never release anything directly. They have trained police authorities to create parallel constructions. That is, government law enforcement agents are trained on how to find other justifications to search where they know, via the NSA, evidence exists.

So if the NSA is aware of the Huma emails sitting on a Huma/Anthony Weiner laptop, how do the government agents wanting to grab the laptop create a parallel construction?

Enter Huma's husband, Anthony Weiner.

When you are looking to set someone up, it is much easier to take advantage of a weakness they already have.

When Wall Street players wanted to take out New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, they used his obsession with hookers.

If you need a justification for grabbing the Huma/Weiner laptop, setting up Weiner in a sexting honey trap is easier to do than buttering bread. Weiner as a target of a Deep State operation is a wet dream.

And don't for a minute think that Weiner wasn't set up. 

Roger Friedman of ShowBiz411 smelled out the play in August. He just didn't know the full reason (though he came very close to figuring things out):
Was Anthony Weiner set up by the NY Post? Whither the mongoose?
Today is August 30th, and on Sunday, Anthony Weiner’s slimy life came crashing down around him. It was “revealed” in the New York Post that he’d been caught texting a “busty brunette” who has gone unnamed, sending pictures of himself with his baby son next to him in his bed. Yes, he’s bad guy.

But this was all predicted, conveniently, by the Post back on August 11th. Yet today, the Post has forgotten all about that. Were they were working on setting Weiner up all this time? Was he just easy prey?

August 11th NY Post headline: Anthony Weiner still sexting other women. This story marked the return of Weiner’s old sexting buddy Sydney Leathers. Out of the blue, the Post “reported,” Leathers wrote a review of the “Weiner” documentary. She was “sure” he was up to his old tricks. Leathers is a busty brunette, by the way.

August 13th: The Post ‘reveals’ that Weiner has been caught sexting. He says he’s “deceptively strong” like a “mongoose.” The story was fun, and the mongoose thing should have caught on. But it fizzled. Maybe too many people were away on vacation.

August 14th: The Post reports the mongoose sexting partner is a Republican, and that Weiner has told her the Post is following him.

also August 14th: The Post now introduces the idea that Weiner’s sexting could make his wife Huma Abedin a political liability. Oh, that’s what this is about…

August 21st: The Post says Weiner told a Florida talk show host he was being “catfished” by the paper.

Four days later, Weiner is splashed on the front page of the Post with a new sexting scandal from the unnamed “busty brunette.” The Post has the woman’s emails and texts. Weiner is properly destroyed. Abedin leaves him, all his employers drop him. The final act.

Yes, he’s the worst and deserves what he gets. But was the Post complicit in the effort?
It should be noted that the takeout of Spitzer was led by Roger Stone, who just so happens to be very close to Donald Trump and close to The New York Post.  The Post led the way in the reporting of the Spitzer scandal. Roger is a master, never underestimate Roger.

Okay, so now that we have Weiner caught texting a 15 year old, how do we get this to turn into an investigation of Hillary Clinton's very close aide, Huma?

The D.C. headquarters of the FBI has already been shown to be in the Hillary camp when FBI Director Jim Comey failed to recommend a prosecution of Hillary back in July, so the early stages of the investigation have to be kept in the New York office.

Not a problem since Huma and Weiner live in New York City, but more significant from the anti-Clinton Deep State camp is the fact that the New York FBI office was not happy with Comey's non-prosecution recommendation in July.

Further, we have the exact right player in the right place to stick handle things for the Deep State with the New York FBI: Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani is the former mayor of New York City, more important  he was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. This guy has plotted long and often with the FBI New York.

Giuliani also happens to be a major supporter of Trump and a long-time friend, sweet. He is also likely what should be considered a capo in the Deep State if they gave out such titles.

So we have a reason for the FBI to grab the Huma/Weiner laptop and the proper Deep State direction, but the problem still is the Washington D.C. FBI headquarters. They won't want the case to be reopened. This problem gets solved in a curious fashion.

The Wall Street Journal suddenly reported  about a week ago on a close Clinton ally that gave $467,500 to the political campaign of the wife of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who was leading the first investigation of the Clinton emails:
The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.
Suddenly, the fact that the first email investigation resulted in no charges against Hillary combined with the Journal story suggested the possibility of the investigation being tainted.

And then this happened. Tweets by Kim Dotcom:

At this point, FBI Deputy Director McCabe and FBI Director  Jim Comey know the gig is up as far as protecting Hillary. With Kim Dotcom providing detailed directions on how to access the emails and sending out these tweets, they are going to look at best like saps for not charging Hillary back in July.:

NOW, the New York FBI makes the call to Comey and McCabe, who suddenly are very interested in reopening the email case. You see there now is "new evidence." That is their scalps are saved. And it is saved by their willingness to reopen the case (with a little nudge from the WSJ story and Kim Dotcom in getting them to see it is in their advanatge to look at this evidence.)

Here's another curiosity.

During the first debate Donald Trump said it could have been a 400 pound man that could have hacked the DNC.

Give or take 50 poinds, Kim Dotcom is 400 pounds.

I also reported this from the Daily Mail on October 24:
Donald Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump, married to middle son Eric, hinted on 'Fox & Friends' this morning that the Republican nominee may be holding onto an 'October surprise' to drop on Hillary Clinton. 
 'Well there's still a couple days left in October,' said Lara Trump. 'We've got some stuff up our sleeve.'
There is a lot of speculation in this essay but it sure smells to me like Deep State action to me. If I am correct, this is probably not over, stay tuned.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of  EconomicPolicyJournal.com and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn.


  1. Raw email messages in RFC 5322 format have a "Message-ID" field in the header that should be pretty close to globally unique. If you have a database with Clinton's previously-known emails indexed by Message-ID, you can filter the 650,000 Weiner emails by metadata for any To or From field with an email domain of interest. Then, you can eliminate all the messages with Message-IDs that you've already assessed. This with other date-range searches should allow getting a reasonable first-pass at any emails that weren't previously analyzed. I'm guessing they're already looking at "interesting" emails.

    That said, the FBI was probably already looking at the emails before they had a warrant, and probably had evidence of malfeasance prior to starting all this. The "warrant" was a CYA thing after the fact.

  2. Clap. Clap. Clap. Great work yet again, Robert.

    Add another piece to this puzzle: Roger Stone was on Infowars yesterday bragging about how "Trump predicted all of this." Trump had said one line about Weiner bringing down Huma or something...Perhaps that line was written by Roger the Maestro.

    "Never underestimate Roger."

    Perhaps Roger was never so far away.

    Is prescient the word I'm looking for here?
    I can't encourage people enough to read that one again.

    Kudos to You Robert. You were either in on the joke the whole time, or you are an absolute master polĂ­tical observer.

    http://www.targetliberty.com/2016/08/roger-stone-hacked-as-soon-as-it-became.html?m=1 (I can't believe I actually doubted a word this man was saying in this August interview, but I totally did.)

    P.S. I suppose this is still in play.... http://www.targetliberty.com/2016/03/roger-stone-obama-is-going-to-pardon.html?m=1 (Yet another must watch video)

    I'm starting to wonder whose idea it was for Trump to run for president in the first place... Stone's or Trump's?

  3. I was just sitting at lunch yesterday thinking - how in the world could there be any "missing" emails in the 1st place??? No such thing as missing emails with the NSA. This whole wiener thing HAS to be just a convenient excuse to open this case. So what was the real reason - wikileaks.

    Great breakdown RW, you are probably right there is more to this than just wikileaks embarrassing the FBI. Still wikileaks has to be given the main honor - Julian Assange for person of the year 2016?

  4. Exactly. I use the NSA as my cloud back up. Then whenever I need copy of an important email I just do a FOIA request to the folks at Ft. Meade.

  5. Given that the NSA probably has the emails, I suspect it would also be easy for "rogue elements" to simply plant them onto any computer, to be conveniently discovered by another branch of LEOs in the course of an unrelated investigation, wink, wink. I can't think of a better patsy in that case than Anthony Wiener.

  6. Isn't it possible that the NSA downloaded the "new" emails to the Huma/Weiner laptop?

  7. Great analysis Robert. Makes you think that the anti-Clinton faction of the Deep State views a Hillary presidency too powerful for them to take down so they decide to do this with only a week before the election in one last ditch effort to take her down. That same deep state faction must also view Trump as significantly easier to control.

  8. Finally, a great job from Wenzel

  9. Is it possible that elements of the deep state know that Hillary is so hated in large swaths of fly over country that if she were to be installed more than half the country would rebel in ways great and small to her George Soros backed agenda? Trump on the other hand may lull enough of the public into an uncomfortable slumber to get more of the Globalist agenda passed without an undue fuss.