A WhoWhatWhy investigation has uncovered numerous substantive falsehoods and mischaracterizations â€” raising doubts about a case that changed the 2016 election and American history:
â€˘ The girl was presented in news accounts â€” and Weinerâ€™s plea deal â€” as being 15 at the time, that is, under the age of consent in her state. She was not.
â€˘ Weinerâ€™s victim and her family were not, as represented, Clinton fans â€” they actually were strong Trump enthusiasts. Her story was trusted in part because she was characterized as having no axe to grind with Clinton or the Democrats.
â€˘ Weinerâ€™s â€śsextingâ€ť partner was not simply a victim. Contrary to tabloid accounts, she initiated the contact with Weiner. And she went out of her way to seek advice from a GOP-associated figure behind prior efforts to harm Weiner and other Democrats.https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/05/22/exclusive-weiners-underage-sexting-girl-lied-damage-clinton/