What a wild and crazy week! First, we learned that the longtime, personal aide to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin had over 650,000 emails stashed on a computer with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner under the file name “Life Insurance”. Then, we learned that Clinton distanced herself from her once “gatekeeper”, Huma and referred to her as “just one of my staffers”. Finally, we found out that longtime confidant, Huma might be negotiating a deal with the FBI! Hillary and the Clinton campaign must be scrambling…to say the least.
Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, just earlier this week said “we of course, stand by her”. Really? Sounds like in the last few days, that “tune” has flipped. If you asked me, I’d say Huma has the “upper hand”.
The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Huma Abedin to conduct a full search of new emails discovered on her husband’s computer that turned up during another investigation, CNN reported Sunday.
Investigators believe it’s likely the newly recovered trove will include emails that were deleted from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s server before the FBI took possession of it as part of an earlier investigation that many thought had concluded in July, CNN reported.
The FBI still has not yet sought a search warrant for the emails, law enforcement sources told CNN.
Investigators need a search warrant to permit investigators to review thousands of emails on a computer Abedin shared with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, officials said.
The new search warrant is needed because investigators only had the authority to probe Weiner, who is accused of having sexually explicit communications with an underage girl.
The FBI’s New York office stumbled on the Abedin emails while they were reviewing emails and other communications on the computer, which was considered to belong to Weiner, the officials told CNN.
They immediately ceased their work and called in the team of investigators from FBI headquarters who conducted the probe of Clinton’s private email server. The investigators, based in the New York field office, saw enough of the emails to determine that they appeared pertinent to the previously completed investigation and that they may be emails not previously reviewed.
Justice Department and FBI officials view Abedin as cooperative with the investigation, CNN reported….
Yahoo originally reported that since FBI agents have not gotten the chance to read any of the emails, they are “still in the dark about whether they include any classified material that “the bureau has not already seen.”
Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, said Comey’s handling of the matter was “inappropriate.” Podesta urged Comey to be more transparent because the disclosure came “in the middle of the presidential campaign so close to the voting.”
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Comey was in “an impossible spot” when he acknowledged the FBI was looking into the messages. “Had he sat on the information, one can argue that he also would be interfering in the election,” by failing to disclose the review, Conway said.
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How many of us just shook our heads, when FBI Director Comey stated in July that Hillary was only “extremely careless” in her original private email server case? How many of us shook our heads when we heard about all the “pay to play” Clinton Foundation scandals that occurred while Hillary Clinton was in office? And how many of us are now smiling, because we know it couldn’t happen to a better person like Hillary Clinton?
Well, well, well. The chickens do come home to roost. How fitting is it, that Hillary’s OWN personal confidant and her sexting husband are the one’s that may finally bring down the Clinton’s when it’s all said and done? We can only hope, right.
Trump told a crowd in Golden, Colorado, on Saturday that the FBI’s review of Clinton email practices raises “everybody’s deepest hope that justice, as last, can be properly delivered.” His crowd cheered Clinton’s email woes, which Trump has taken to calling the biggest political scandal since Watergate.
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