Weinergate: The Evidence Suggests Anthony Weiner Wasn’t Hacked

Weinergate: The Evidence Suggests Anthony Weiner Wasn’t Hacked

It seems that a lewd picture of a very married Congressman Anthony Weiner’s “Weiner” was sent out on Twitter. At first glance, it appeared that Weiner intended to send the picture as a direct message and screwed up, posting it for the entire world to see. Weiner says that it wasn’t his Weiner and that his account was hacked. Since it involves a prominent Democratic Congressman and Breitbart broke the story, the MSM has deliberately steered clear. Getting a big name Democrat in trouble would be bad enough, but letting people know that Breitbart beat them to the story; that would just rankle!

So, what’s the truth of the story? Was Weiner “hacked?”

Probably not.

We know that because of how Weiner is behaving afterwards.

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For example, we have a Congressman whose account has been hacked. He could quite properly get the FBI involved. If Anthony Weiner were to get the FBI involved, that would be an indication of innocence. Because you see, if the FBI gets involved, a conclusion would have to be reached. That conclusion would find its way out to the press. That would be bad news if Weiner sent the picture out himself. So far, he has not gotten the FBI involved.

Twitter could also answer whether Weiner’s account was hacked pretty definitively. They’ll have the IP addresses that accessed the account logged. They’ll also have records indicating if there were multiple attempts to crack the password. So, when that picture was sent — was it from an IP address that Weiner had used before? If it wasn’t, that would suggest Weiner’s account was hacked. Is Weiner calling for Twitter to review the records and release the results? No.

Also, a lot of information connected to this is being deleted. The Twitter account of the attractive young girl, who apparently already knew Weiner? It has been deleted. Her Facebook account? It has been deleted. The Yfrog account, which is another account the hacker would have had to have gotten into — that has been deleted as well. This comes across as people who are covering their own tracks, not people who are trying to catch a hacker.

Now is any of this definitive? Nope, but the evidence exists that can prove definitively whether Weiner was hacked or not. The FBI could certainly establish it. Twitter could do it as well. If Weiner doesn’t ask them to get involved and clear him, it will tell you everything you need to know about whether he was really hacked or not.

Update #1: Gennette Cordova has released a statement to the New York Daily News.

“I have never met Congressman Weiner, though I am a fan,” Gennette Cordova, 21, of Seattle, Wash., told The Daily News Sunday in an interview. “I’ve never been to New York or to DC.”

She also issued a lengthy statement, complaining about how she’s been characterized on blogs and other web sites.

“I have seen myself labeled as the ‘Femme Fatale of Weinergate,’ ‘Anthony Weiner’s 21-year-old coed mistress’ and ‘the self-proclaimed girlfriend of Anthony Weiner.’ … All of this is so outlandish that I don’t know whether to be pissed off or amused, quite frankly,” she wrote.

…”Contrary to the impression that I apparently gave from my tweet, I am not his girlfriend,” Cordova wrote in her statement to the News. “Nor am I the wife, girlfriend or mistress of Barack Obama, Ray Allen or Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the fact that I have made similar assertions about them via Twitter.”

Cordova said she has been harassed for weeks online after she started following Weiner on Twitter and the congressman added her to the list of about 200 people he follows.

Her harrasser “started posting about me, saying, ‘Oh, the congressman is following school girls,’ tweeting it over and over. It was very annoying,” Cordova told the Daily News. When the crotch shot appeared online, she said the same Twitter user was the first to comment on it.

“Since I had dealt with this person and his cohorts before, I assumed that the tweet and the picture were their latest attempts at defaming the congressman and harassing his supporters,” she said. “Annoyed, I responded with something along the lines of ‘are you f***ing kidding me?’ and ‘I’ve never seen this. You people are sick,'” she said.

Cordova said she blocked her accounts and thought that would be the end of it. But taking down her information only fanned the flames. Cordova said she’s had the worst weekend of her life.

“I’ve watched in sheer disbelief as my name, age, location, links to any social networking site I’ve ever used, my old phone numbers and pictures have been passed along from stranger to stranger.

“My friends have received phone calls from people claiming to be old friends of mine, attempting to obtain my contact information,” she said.

“I also do not have a clear understanding as to how or why exactly I am involved in this fiasco,” she wrote.

“I do know that my life has been seriously impacted by speculation and faulty allegations. My reputation has been called into question by those who lack the character to report the facts.”

Maybe Cordova is just a 21 year old who panicked and did something extremely suspicious…or maybe not.

Cordova says she’s never met Weiner. So why is a 21 year old girl one of only 200 people that Weiner follows? Maybe he just liked her tweets — or maybe there’s a more personal reason. Cordova says they’ve never met. Have they talked on the phone? Have they communicated on Twitter DM, chat, or email? Has she been in touch with him or his staff since this incident happened?

If she doesn’t have an understanding of how or why she’s involved, it’s because a crotch shot was sent to her from a Congressman she had previously identified as her “boyfriend” and then, instead of trying to laugh it off, she immediately deleted anything and everything associated with it like she was trying to hide something.

Also, saying Weiner was her “boyfriend” seems like a cutesy, funny thing to say…until a crotch shot from his account is publicly sent to you. Then suddenly, people go, “Hmmmm, could be.”

On Monday, let’s hope that the Congressman gets the FBI and Twitter involved. If he doesn’t, we’ll know why. If he does, then if there’s a hacker, hopefully they can track him down and throw the book at him for causing all this trouble for Weiner and Cordova.

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