I’ve asked myself the same question, is the Weiner scandal retaliation from the Clarance Thomas issue which Rep. Weiner exposed?
Just before the faux scandal about Weiner broke out on May 27th, Weiner had been tweeting about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ possible ethics violations on his tax returns.
As Rep. Anthony Weiner’s alleged crotch-shot dominates the news, information on possible motives to deface Weiner’s credibility are surfacing under the radar. And as it appears, Weinergate just might be a smear campaign executed by conservative activists looking to defend Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
For months, Rep. Weiner has prompted Thomas to disclose the money his wife, Virginia Thomas made working for Liberty Central, a political organization that has openly opposed President Obama’s health care reform agenda. According to Weiner, Mrs. Thomas’ political affiliations put the justice’s impartiality on the bench in question.
Details of Virginia Thomas’ salary and other payments were disclosed Friday night as the press and most Americans prepared for the Memorial Day weekend.
The timing of Thomas’ disclosure quickly became ammunition for Weiner, who made it a point to shed light on the hush-hush disclosure via twitter, hurling numerous tweets at #ConflictedClarenceThomas.
The tweets read:
“Pretty crazy that the Scout does a pre memorial day Friday dumping of its financial disclosure forms. #ButImOnTheCase”
“#ConflictedClarenceThomas dumps his conflicts forms on Friday before memorial day. #AhFreshAir”
“Spouse of #ConflictedClarenceThomas has every right to work for whomever, but he must recuse himself.”
A day after Weiner waged his assault, political pundit Anthony Breitbart broke a story on his site Big Government of a lewd picture sent to a 21-year-old college co-ed from Weiner’s Twitter account. The picture of an unidentified crotch, was sent to Breitbart from Twitter user @patriotusa76 as a screenshot, which @patriotusa76 said he captured reading Weiner’s feed moments before the tweet was deleted.
Breitbart ran with the photo and the story took off, while Thomas’ disclosure became an after thought. Weiner defended himself by claiming his Twitter account was hacked, but his claims have yet to be substantiated.
As a result, pundits and conspiracy theorist are probing deep into the coincidence. The liberal website The Daily Kos published a story with evidence they claim proves Weinergate is a conservative-led smear campaign.
Rep. Weiner’s Wife, Huma Abedin Not Worried About Infidelity
NEW YORK– Huma Abedin, Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife isn’t worried about infidelity after the news of a lewd picture of his crotch was sent to a 21-year-old college student via Twitter, according to friend a of Abedin.
“She’s not worried about infidelity,” said her friend. “She’s confident and comfortable in her marriage.”
- Why the Right is Attacking Rep. Weiner (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Anthony Weiner Tweet-Taunts Clarence Thomas About Financial Records News Dump (huffingtonpost.com)
- Clarence Thomas’s conflict of interest on Affordable Care Act (dailykos.com)
- On Not Getting Distracted by Breitbart’s Latest Smear (crooksandliars.com)
- Clarence Thomas Dumps Financial Records Just Before Long Weekend (theroot.com)
- is Clarence Thomas hiding something? Anthony Weiner (ynative77.wordpress.com)