The Tweeter Who Launched Weinergate Is Seriously Paranoid


When blogger Andrew Breitbart first received the yFrog image of what seemed to be Anthony Weiner's package, he attempted to contact the Twitter user who sent it to him to verify what it was. But as eagerly as the source, @patriotusa76, had sent the image, he immediately shied away from direct contact. The SmokingGun reports that, for all his glee in publicly taking down Weiner, the patriotic tweeter (who is now known as Dan Wolfe) was incredibly press shy. These are the various paranoid e-mails he sent to Team Breitbart from a Yahoo! account:

"Why does he need to speak with me for this?” and “I’m just not sure why he needs to talk to me. Why is talking necessary?” ... "I am having major personal problems right now getting worse by the minute” ... “I have ALOT of personal problems I didn’t want to go into--but as I become the focus of this I am more and more afraid this will all come out"

Wolfe then went on to state that his ex-wife was suing him for custody of their two children and "for lots of other stuff right now. Her attorneys are after everything I own." Additionally, he reported that, "I have an ex girlfriend who has mental problems causing issues for me at work. My business is suffering as a result." Explaining his hesitation to speak on the telephone, Wolfe wrote that his ex-wife (working in conjunction with a former girlfriend of his) had twice secretly recorded him and that the resulting tapes had “gotten me in a lot of legal trouble.” As a result, he contended that if his ex-wife’s attorney “got a hold of a call recorded with me on it they’d have a field day with that. I want to try to avoid.” While not addressing who would make such a recording, how it would surface, or why it would do harm to him, Wolfe concluded, “I am screwed. If all this comes out along with everything I’m dealing with here--I don’t know what to do.”

It is very unclear what a separate legal battle has to do with talking on the record about a national pseudo-scandal that you yourself sparked. But obviously anonymity and mystery about the origins of this controversy are key to keeping it going — and judging by the anti-Weiner tweets the man has been sending out for weeks, that's definitely his end goal.

The Wolfe At Anthony Weiner's Front Door [SmokingGun]