(Re)Enter the FBI

The big news of the day is the revelation, as reported by the New York Times, that “new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.” In its own way, the interpenetration of the Weiner sexting case and the eternal Clinton email scandal is a thing of beauty. Everything that rises must converge.

Judging by the reaction of John Podesta, I wonder if the Weiner angle is something like a deus ex machina intended to crowd out coverage of the ongoing release of the Podesta emails by WikiLeaks. Podesta sounds like he’s a man on the verge of a breakdown:

“Already, we have seen characterizations that the FBI is ‘reopening’ an investigation but Comey’s words do not match that characterization,” Podesta wrote in a statement. “Director Comey’s letter refers to emails that have come to light in an unrelated case, but we have no idea what those emails are and the Director himself notes they may not even be significant.”

He also expressed frustration at the timing of the letter from Comey to lawmakers, informing them of the new evidence.

“It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” he wrote, adding,

“The Director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different from the one the FBI reached in July.”

I love it when the Clinton team demands the immediate release of emails that may contain classified information. They obviously believe in the power of repetition.

Madam Hillary has a lot in common with Weiner. She’s a liar. She’s a recidivist. She is a person of profoundly bad character. And you can’t keep her down.