The 15-year-old girl who received sexual text messages from Anthony Weiner is furious with FBI Director James Comey for thrusting her into the middle of a political firestorm.
On Friday, FBI Director Comey set off a political firestorm with huge implications for the 2016 Presidential election. Comey sent a letter to Congress informing them that the FBI had found some emails in a totally unrelated case that might be relevant to the private email server investigation on Hillary Clinton.
The unrelated case was the Weiner case. Anthony Weiner is being investigated for sending sexually explicit text messages to an underage girl. The two investigations are possibly connected, because Weiner’s wife is a Clinton top aide.
Following the release of Comey’s letter, Hillary supporters are furious. And they’re not the only ones. Another person who is upset is the 15-year-old girl (now 16) who is at the center of the Weiner case.
The young girl told BuzzFeed News she didn’t find out about the connection with Clinton’s case until Friday afternoon. After she completed an hours-long interview with FBI agents she was telephoned by a reporter seeking comment on Comey’s announcement.
From that point on, the girl and her family have been hounded by the press. What Comey did was unfair — not only to Hillary Clinton and our electoral process, but also to a young girl who is now being victimized all over again.
So the teen wrote this scathing open letter, printed in full below, to James Comey and provided it to BuzzFeed News.
Mr. James Comey
November 2, 2016
I am the 15-year-old (now 16) who was the victim of Anthony Weiner. I now add you to the list of people who have victimized me. I told my story originally to protect other young girls that might be a victim of online predators.
Your letter to Congress has now brought this whole matter back into the media spotlight. Not even 10 minutes after being forensically interviewed with the FBI for seven hours, I received a phone call from a REPORTER asking for a statement.
Why didn’t you communicate with the local FBI agents that I had just spoken to? They could have scheduled our interview sooner or scheduled a time to interview me later, or change locations of the interview. My neighborhood has been canvassed by reporters asking for details about me.
In your letter, you chose to use a vague approach, meaning the media had to keep searching to try and find out what evidence you had uncovered and how. Every media outlet from local to national has contacted me and my family to get my “story.” Why couldn’t your letter have waited until after the election, so I would not have to be the center of attention the last week of the election cycle?
In his “cooperation” with you and with his love of the spotlight, Anthony Weiner has given information that led to the media finding me. You have assisted him in further victimizing me on every news outlet. I can only assume that you saw an opportunity for political propaganda.
I thought your job as FBI Director was to protect me. I thought if I cooperated with your investigation, my identity as a minor would be kept secret. That is no longer the case. My family and I are barraged by reporters’ phone calls and emails. I have been even been blamed in a newspaper for causing Donald Trump to now be leading in some polls and costing Hillary the election.
Anthony Weiner is the abuser. Your letter helped that abuse to continue. How can I rebuild my life when you have made finding out my “story” the goal of every reporter? When I meet with my therapist next time, she will already know what we are going to talk about before I get there by reading Friday, October 28th, 2016’s New York Times article.
I may have been Weiner’s victim, but the real story here is that I am a survivor. I am strong, intelligent, and certain that I will come out from under this nightmare, but it will not be as a result of your doing your job to protect me. I hope that by making my letter to you public, you will think about how your actions affect the victims of the crimes you are investigating. The election is important, yes, but what happened to me and how it makes me feel and how others see me, is much more important. It’s time that the FBI Director puts his victims’ rights above political views.
— Girl that lost her faith in America
P.S. To all reporters: AP, FOX, CBS, NBC, and all other media outlets, please respect my position and stop interrupting my life!