I just watched the documentary filmed during Weiner’s NYC mayoral race. His arrogance and narcissism is really quite jaw-dropping. Armchair psychologist opinion is that he has an addiction that he can’t even acknowledge. He seems to think the sexting is completely separate from his career and family, even though it’s destroyed both.
Huma Abedin finally announced she’s dumping him today. That was a looong time coming.
From what I read and understand, they haven’t been living together for a number of months. I’d guess they had an understanding that she’d file for divorce after the election. She’s off playing major politics, doing what he’d rather be doing, but instead he’s home playing Mr. Mom. He go tired of that, and either though boredom or being pissed at being left behind or both, started up again, not really caring if he got caught. He did, and she said “what the hell, I just got a free divorce card, I don’t have to wait” and dropped the divorce hammer ahead of schedule.
He’s a looser, no doubt. But this guy is an attention whore of the first magnitude. She had to know leaving him behind while she is playing in the big leagues was a recipe for disaster. At least she’s free.
Oh, who am I kidding. If the Justice Department really wants one in jail, they’ll find something, then threaten to simply outspend you until one cops a plea. We’re just doing a shitty job at aiming the JD at the right targets.
…All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God…
…and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags…
Which is to say that is unusual to find someone who is an innocent. But I would say (from my time observing the courts and talking to people), something slightly different than you did:
…That in general people that take pleas do so because they are factually guilty of something… …It would be usual to find someone who is guilty of something targeted by the Justice Department for made-up crimes, and then plead out rather than going to trial.
Actually, I’d say that’s pretty much a characteristic of an adversial court system, never mind the pleading. The defence makes up a story consistent with the evicdence, the prosecution makes up another story consitent with the evidence, they put their stories to the court, the judge/jury makes up a third story inspired by the first two stories, and that’s your result.