The story of the emails the FBI discovered on a laptop apparently shared by Huma Abedin, #Hillary Clinton’s friend, confident, and chief aide, and Anthony Weiner. Abedin’s estranged husband just veered into soap opera territory. One of the mysteries of the revelation is how the FBI was able to reopen the email investigation when Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department was refusing to sign off on a warrant. It turns out that the FBI doesn’t need a warrant. Weiner is fully cooperating with the Bureau in the manner of the emails.

The reason for Anthony getting chummy with the FBI is not hard to understand. Weiner and Abedin have become estranged because of the former congressman’s tendency to sext underage girls.

If he knew he had some material that the Bureau could use to bring down far bigger game than he could ever be, he would have little reason not to give up his laptop. No word is out whether there was a trade made in exchange for going easy on the sexting investigation, however.

Weiner has another reason for giving Hillary Clinton and his estranged wife up, the most elementary one of all, revenge. Weiner has only himself to blame for his fall from an up and coming liberal congressman to a failed candidate for mayor of New York to the most reviled pervert in America. But he might be forgiven for feeling upset that his association with Team Hillary has not benefited him in this matter.

Besides, the breakup of marriages tends to make the two soon to be former spouses to behave more than a little crazy.

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Weiner, in his own mind, might be giving Abedin payback for leaving him, even if it means she may be going to prison, which may be of some comfort if he also has to serve a stretch.

The delicious irony is that the Clintons introduced Weiner and Abedin and pushed them to become a power couple under their sponsorship. The move, which likely seemed to be a good idea at the time, is one of the many that Team Hillary is going to live to regret. But such seemingly little decisions are what the fate of nations sometimes turn on.   #Election 2016 #Crime