FBI Obtains Search Warrant To Review Emails Sent By Hillary Clinton’s Top Aide

By 10.30.16

The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin searching emails on a computer used by one of Hillary Clinton’s closest confidantes. The warrant applies to a computer belonging to former congressman Anthony Weiner, and was also used by Huma Abedin, vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

On Friday, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to Congress that he had reopened the criminal investigation against Clinton. The letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation said they had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” in an “unrelated case.” That case is the investigation of Weiner, Abedin’s estranged husband, for sending sexual images to an underage girl on his laptop.

During the investigation of the computer for the sexting scandal, they discovered thousands of emails from Abedin to Hillary Clinton’s private server. The FBI are now reviewing roughly 650,000, law enforcement officials said there was no chance that all of the emails could be investigated before Election Day, and would be a task that will take months to complete.

[NYT]


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