The FBI has discovered Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of state on Huma Abedin’s estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop, according to a U.S. official.
Hillary Clinton and her campaign have maintained that these are duplicates, but CBS News’ Andres Triay reports, that they are not the same ones found on Clinton’s private server. At this point, however, there is no way of knowing whether these emails are significant to the FBI’s investigation into Clinton.
In a letter to Congress last Friday, FBI Director James Comey indicated that the agency was taking steps to review newly discovered emails relating to Clinton’s private email server. Those emails came from the laptop of Weiner, a former New York congressman. Abedin reportedly said she had no knowledge of the existence of any of her emails on Weiner’s laptop. On Monday, CBS News reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant for the emails, CBS News reported.
Hillary and Huma heard the news that the FBI had reopened their investigation into Clinton’s email scandal after seizing electronic devices from Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin.
In a separate matter, CBS News confirmed that there were disagreements between FBI agents looking into the Clinton Foundation and their superiors in Washington and at the Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the FBI was facing an “internal feud” over how to handle the Clinton Foundation case in the middle of election season. Officials say tension like this is common in many cases.
It is still unclear whether the FBI inquiry into the Clinton Foundation was a full-blown investigation. The current status of that inquiry is also unclear. However, no known charges have been filed related to the foundation.