Anthony Weiner Placed in Protective Custody for Having Evidence Against Hillary Clinton Is Fake News
By Erica Abbott
Reports that disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner was placed in protective custody for having evidence against Hillary Clinton are false. Claims that Weiner was placed in protective custody until he could testify against Clinton and his estranged wife are purely satirical.
According to Snopes, the fake claim originated on The Last Line of the Defense, a website known for publishing political satire and fake news. The article claimed Weiner was placed in a safe house after it was discovered that he had thousands of top-secret emails on his laptop, which were put there by his estranged wife and vice chair of the Clinton campaign Huma Abedin, that could be used against the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate. It continued:
Weiner, whose laptop was seized over a sex scandal last year, was found to be in possession of eleventy thousand top-secret emails that could have brought America to its knees had they fallen into enemy hands. The emails were found to have been copied directly from Hillary Clinton’s private server.
Weiner, in a sworn federal affidavit, claimed that the emails were put there by Abedin to protect Clinton and that if he didn’t keep his mouth shut he would be “joining Vince Foster.” Clinton is expected to be charged with corruption, murder and perjury at some point in 2017.
Besides the ridiculous claims made in the article, The Last Line of Defense also clearly states in their disclaimer that their stories are not to be taken seriously. Weiner is not in protective custody, he does not have “eleventy thousand” emails that could be used against Clinton and he did not request plastic surgery on his face for when he enters the witness protection program. The claims have no truth to them.
Earlier this year, Weiner faced a child pornography charge as a result of his latest sexting scandal. The former congressman allegedly sent sexually explicit photos to a 15-year-old girl. His sexting scandal ultimately led to the separation of he and Abedin and the end of his political career.
Social Media Shares Fake Story about Anthony Weiner Being Placed in Protective Custody
— Time (@sealeney) March 21, 2017
— Infidel Angela (@TheMeemStreams) March 20, 2017
— TrumpsAmerica2017 (@jeanmarie1023) March 21, 2017
Anthony Weiner Placed In Protective Custody–Will Turn State’s Evidence Against Hillary! https://t.co/aku0dEdKQN
— Al Guzman (@celestialwizard) March 21, 2017
— Joey Brooklyn (@Joe_America1776) March 21, 2017
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