Now that the 2016 election has passed, it perhaps bears mentioning that of all the high-profile Democrats, Anthony Weiner is not the only one to have a North Carolina connection when it comes to women and scandals.
As the FBI sifts through over 650,000 emails from Anthony Weiner’s desktop computer with the use of proprietary forensic software applications, there’s apparently enough circumstantial evidence to prompt FBI director Comey to send a letter to Congress acknowledging that Hillary Clinton’s email investigation continues.
So how did this come about?
The FBI confiscated Weiner’s desktop because he allegedly sexted (texting of a sexual nature) to a 15-year-old minor living in North Carolina.
From Yahoo News:
“Jill Westmoreland, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced the investigation (back in September). Unnamed sources in the FBI told the Associated Press the bureau’s task force that investigates the sexual exploitation of children was looking into claims first reported by the Daily Mail.”
The Daily Mail goes even further, as the tabloid reported that they interviewed the 15-year-old child and her father both corroborated that the former congressman initiated inappropriate contact with the underage teenager. The Daily Mail was the publication that initially broke the story over two months ago.
The tabloid now reports that WikiLeaks emails confirm that Hillary Clinton campaign staffers could have known that Anthony Weiner was sexting another under age child as early as 2011:
“John Podesta – now chair of Clinton’s presidential campaign – and Neera Tanden, another adviser, were forwarded news of an investigation into Weiner’s online contact with a 17-year-old Delaware high school student by Jennifer Palmieri, the current campaign communications director, in June 2011.”
The North Carolina teenager, however, reports that Weiner Skyped (video phone chat) her on more than one occasion and wanted to engage in rape fantasies among other lurid sex acts and innuendo.
Some of the 650,000 emails being obtained by the FBI are allegedly emails from his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, to the Clinton campaign that may contain confidential or classified information. Abedin has been a longtime Clinton confidante and adviser. She has worked with Hillary Clinton and the Democrats since she was an intern some 20 years ago.
The Carolina Comeback might mean the economic upswing in the Tarheel state, but in the context of Democrats, North Carolina and sex scandals, we apply it to another incident from the past.
Ashley DuprÃ©, formally from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, was an escort in an unrelated issue with former Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer.
DuprÃ©, at the time of her relationship with Spitzer, was living in New York City, working for the Emperor’s VIP Club – an establishment that provided sex to high-profile clients. Eliot Spitzer was referred to as client number 9.