Couldn’t possibly be the fact that spouses can refuse to testify against each other in a court of law? “A spouse cannot be compelled to testify against the other spouse.”
If they had a formal signed separation that privilege it is gone.
With involvement in many possible upcoming investigations and litigations surely it’s a coincidence, getting back together?
“Huma has been working hard on her relationship with Anthony,” said a source close to the Abedin family. “He has been spending 80 to 90 percent of his time at the Irving Place apartment they share. If there is a disagreement, he goes to his mother’s apartment in Brooklyn.
“Both families are hoping they will reconcile.”
As his wife led Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, even more sexts were uncovered. Last September, the Daily Mail alleged that Weiner had sent X-rated messages to a 15-year-old girl. The next month, Abedin was sucked into the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s e-mails after her then-estranged husband’s laptop was seized.
Despite all of this, the family friend said, the couple is still in love. They blame “the pressures of the campaign and presidential race . . . and him drifting off into obscurity” for Weiner’s most recent relapse, the friend added.
After years of public humiliation by her sext-a-holic husband, Anthony Weiner, 40-year-old Abedin finally separated from the former congressman in August, one day after he had sent another explicit photo, this one showing his toddler son asleep beside him.
In October 2015, a federal court in Washington, D.C. heard arguments on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by conservative watchdog organization, Judicial Watch for records related to Abedin. Judicial Watch asked to make Ms. Abedin’s emails and employment records public, requesting details of the arrangement under which Abedin was designated a “special government employee”, allowing her to do outside consulting work while also on the federal payroll. On October 6, the State Department said it would be able to hand over 69 pages of emails in response to the FOIA request.
In 2015, emails by Abedin became part of the FBI investigation and the controversy concerning Hillary Clinton’s private email account while Secretary of State,resulting in various allegations by Republicans of violations of State Department regulations. Some officials within the intelligence community have stated that potentially-classified information was contained in e-mails from Abedin relating to the 2012 Benghazi attack and its aftermath, which had been sent through Clinton’s private, non-government server. As of February 2016, 1,818 emails were found containing classified information on the private server; 22 of those were classified as Top Secret. “They were not marked classified at the time they were sent, but they did contain classified information when they were originally sent and received.” Clinton’s aides also sent and received classified information.
On October 28, 2016, the FBI announced that while investigating allegedly illicit text messages from Anthony Weiner to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, they discovered e-mails related to Clinton’s private server on a laptop computer belonging to Abedin’s husband. FBI Director James Comey said the agency would review the e-mails to see if they contained classified material. Clinton called for the FBI to release its findings as soon as possible. CNN reported: “The Justice Department and FBI officials are working to secure approval that would allow the FBI to conduct a full search of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s newly discovered emails, sources familiar with the discussions told CNN.” The issue is complex because Abedin shared a computer with Weiner, according to officials, and the case may raise “spousal privilege legal protections” for Abedin since the computer belongs to her husband. In addition, a new search warrant is needed because the existing subpoena relates only to the investigation of Weiner.
The FBI’s New York field office were conducting the Weiner investigation and “stumbled on” the Abedin emails on the computer, which they thought was only Weiner’s, the officials said. They then stopped their work and contacted the team of investigators from FBI headquarters who had handled the probe of Clinton’s private email server. The investigators saw enough of the emails to decide that they seem pertinent to the Clinton server investigation and that they might be emails not seen before. Because they feel they need a warrant specific to Abedin’s emails, officials have not been able to examine them further.
Abedin is cooperating with the investigation, according to Justice Department and FBI officials. Investigators believe that some emails which were deleted from the Clinton server are possibly among those in question, and that they will need to interview Abedin again after examining the emails in Weiner’s computer.
On October 30, 2016, the FBI obtained a search warrant for the Abedin-linked emails related to the probe of Hillary Clinton’s private server that were discovered on Weiner’s laptop. Abedin used the same laptop to send thousands of emails to Clinton, according to NBC sources. On November 6, in a letter to Congress, the FBI said that, after reviewing all of Clinton’s emails from her tenure as Secretary of State, it had not changed its conclusion reached in July exonerating Clinton.
A lot to cover up, especially if the ex-spouse can testify against her in a bargain to get out from under his own mess. Perhaps a mutual understanding may have been met.
Abedin seems ready to do whatever it takes to emerge from the shadows after years of major career disappointments and personal struggles, including being part of two failed Clinton presidential bids and getting named as one of the “Western Muslims” on an ISIS hit list last April.
A former senior Clinton aide who worked closely with Abedin during the 2016 race told The Post that a shift into the fashion world has been nixed. “I know she has been advised by people in the fashion industry not to do that,” he said.
The former aide confirmed Abedin is now working for Clinton, saying that whether she will be employed by Hillary’s personal office or the Clinton Foundation is moot. “If she’s working on Hillary’s time and schedule and appearances and public positioning, it’s not material who pays the check,” he said.
So, life goes on? I guess we will have to wait and see how it all plays out…
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