FBI Obtains Warrant Needed to Start Reviewing Emails Found on Laptop Used by Clinton AidePosted: October 30, 2016
Federal investigators looking into the Hillary Clinton email matter have 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 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 Friday.
In conversations with FBI counterparts hours before Comey disclosed that the FBI was hoping to review newly discovered emails possibly “pertinent” to the Clinton probe, Justice Department officials emphasized that the department has long steered clear of taking such investigative actions close to an election if those actions could potentially influence the outcome of an election, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
Justice Department officials were also concerned about the planned disclosure because the FBI had yet to review the newly discovered emails.
“We don’t know what this is yet,” one source said, adding that no one knows if “there is any ‘there’ there.”
But Comey “decided to move forward anyway,” another source said.
Comey told Congress of the decision in a letter Friday afternoon, later saying he felt compelled to do so because he had previously assured lawmakers and the public that the FBI investigation was “completed.”
Investigators came across the emails while looking into a completely separate criminal matter…(read more)
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Source: ABC News
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