Thanks to Anthony Weiner, the headlines following the revelation that the FBI is re-opening its investigation into Hillary’s private email server practically write themselves. “Stroking gun.” “Dickileaks.” “Clinton campaign taken down by Weiner.”
With less than two weeks until the election, the FBI’s decision came as a surprise to everyone. The possibility of this costing Hillary the election was quickly apparent in financial markets, as the Mexican peso’s value against the dollar tanked following the announcement that the case was re-opened, and market volatility spiked (as the market largely priced in a Hillary victory).
As the Washington Examiner reported: A statement Donald Trump made nearly two months ago attracted fresh attention on Friday following a report that the FBI is investigating whether disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., gained access to classified information through his wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton.
“Huma is making a very wise decision,” said Trump in a statement on Aug. 29, shortly after Abedin announcer her separation from Weiner. The failed mayoral candidate had been caught exchanging explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl.
“I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information,” he added. “Who knows what he learned and who he told?”
Journalists and Trump supporters were quick to recall that comment, after the FBI said Friday it was investigating whether Trump’s hypothetical scenario actually did play out as Trump predicted.
Trump, in July: "I don't like Huma going home at night and telling Anthony Weiner all of these secrets.” https://t.co/qICt22PfzM
— Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) October 28, 2016
The relevant quote is below:
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 28, 2016
Trump on Weiner (back in July before Huma Abedin and Weiner separated) pic.twitter.com/GItJHH9hVr
— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) October 28, 2016
This was hardly the first time Donald Trump had gone after Anthony Weiner. Back in 2012, Trump predicted that the man’s sexting days were hardly over.
Pervert alert. @RepWeiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
We can only hope his prophetic ability extends to his predictions that Hillary Clinton’s next destination is prison.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]