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It Was a Set Up — Girl In Weiner Sexting Scandal Lied To Damage Clinton: Report


It Was a Set Up — Girl In Weiner Sexting Scandal Lied To Damage Clinton: Report

In an extraordinary turn of events, an investigative report just revealed that the teenage girl who had exchanged inappropriate text messages with former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) lied about her age and political motivations to harm Hillary Clinton.

The report, published Monday by the investigative news site WhoWhatWhy, said the says the girl initiated the contact with Weiner, and then sought advice from a GOP figure behind “prior efforts to harm Weiner and other Democrats.”

Additionally, the girl was closer to 17 and not 15, as initial reports said. That also puts her above the age of consent in North Carolina.

And –get this– she and her family were Trump supporters and did not want Clinton to win, as the girl claimed in a letter published by BuzzFeed, according to social media posts unearthed by the website.

The website suggests this could mean that Weiner was the target of a politically motivated plot.

“Seeing that Weiner is both a repeat offender — his sexting addiction cost him his job in Congress as well as a shot at becoming mayor of New York — and associated with one of the most important people in Clinton’s inner circle, it is conceivable that this was a set-up from the beginning, with the objective of embarrassing the Clinton campaign,” the WhoWhatWhy report reads.

The investigation of Weiner and his accuser led the FBI to announce just weeks before Election Day that it was again looking at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails. It did so because it had found a series of emails from Weiner to his then-estanged wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Clinton.

Weiner last week pled guilty to a charge of distributing obscene material to a minor, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

The report, citing a court record, says the girl was just shy of 17 when she approached Weiner, and not 15 as The Daily Mail cited when it initially broke the story.

It argues that this “lie” seems “clearly designed to to produce the maximum public outrage and put Weiner in greater legal jeopardy.”

The website cites a number of social media messages and photographs to argue that the victim was from a Republican-friendly family, and that this suggests a political trick may have been in play.

It says that the victim celebrated Trump’s victory on social media, that her father is a registered Republican and that her mother tweeted derisively about the Black Lives Matter movement.

The report also added that Chuck Johnson, a conservative writer, was one of the individuals who connected the girl to The Daily Mail.

“It’s not yet clear whether the motive was primarily money, a plot to smear Clinton, or both,” the report notes.

Clinton lost the election and many have blamed the FBI and its then-director, James Comey.

WhoWhatWhy is a non-profit investigative reporting site that describes itself as a “forensic journalism” that looks to “unearth the facts interested parties want hidden.” Its editor-in-chief and CEO is Russ Baker, who has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Washington Post.

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