FBI To Start Reviewing Emails Found On Laptop Used By Clinton AideFederal investigators looking into the Hillary Clinton email matter have reportedly obtained the warrant needed to start reviewing the emails found on a laptop used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner.
FBI Director James Comey told Congress Friday according to abc news that the agency was again reviewing emails related to Clinton's personal server, after it learned of additional information that might be relevant to the case. Comey sent a letter to key members of Congress informing them that although the FBI had previously announced the completion of its investigation into Clinton's email server, new information had prompted additional review.
"In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation," Comey wrote in a letter released on Friday. Investigators came across the emails while looking into a completely separate criminal matter, a former Rep, Anthony Weiner's alleged "sext" messages to an underage girl in North Carolina.
Weiner, a Democrat from New York, is married to Huma Abedin, one of Clinton's most trusted aides, and investigators found what Comey described as "emails that appear to be pertinent" to the Clinton probe on at least one electronic device used by both Weiner and Abedin.
According to a law enforcement source familiar with the matter, abc news reports that, federal authorities looking into the Weiner matter first discovered the emails weeks ago. The process that followed was a complicated one, with lots of back and forth over how to handle the situation and whether the FBI needed to get a warrant in order to review the newly discovered emails.