The FBI found at least five classified emails sent by Huma Abedin on a laptop used by her ex-husband, Anthony Weiner.
Today, the Trump State Department released hundreds of documents representing Abedin’s emails found on Weiner’s laptop. The Daily Mail reports that five emails were marked classified, and some of those emails were included in today’s document release. They involved discussions on the Middle East, and the documents wer eheavily redacted before their release today.
Although James Comey did not choose to prosecute anyone in the initial investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, the FBI has reopened the investigation. It is unclear if any criminal charges are forthcoming, but it appears clear Abedin did break the law in sending the emails to her husband’s laptop, so they could be printed.
Abedin’s emails were found when New York City police searched Weiner’s computer searching for evidence that he sexted an underage girl. He is currently serving prison time on that charge.
The State Department on Friday released a batch of work-related emails from the account of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were discovered by the FBI on a laptop belonging to Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.
At least four of the documents released Friday are marked “classified.”
One November 2010 document that was released shows Abedin forwarding an email to an address titled “Anthony Campaign.”
Former FBI Director James Comey said during a congressional hearing earlier this year that he believed Abedin regularly forwarded emails to Weiner for him to print out so she could give them to Clinton.
Comey famously said in July 2016 that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified emails on a private server.
That 2010 email was a “callsheet” to Clinton about her upcoming call to Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal to warn about an imminent leak of U.S. diplomatic cables — so-called Cablegate — from WikiLeaks.
The rest of the document is redacted and marked classified as of August 2015.
Abedin is a longtime aide to Clinton who worked at the State Department and on Clinton’s campaign.
At the time of the emails, Abedin was married to Weiner, a onetime Democratic congressman who began a 21-month prison sentence last month after being convicted of sexting a 15-year-old girl.
Abedin has since filed for divorce.
The Abedin emails jolted the 2016 presidential race after Comey told Congress just days before the election that FBI agents had found more of Clinton’s messages.
The emails were found on Weiner’s laptop, as the FBI investigated its sexting case against him.
The discovery of the records reopened the case against Clinton several months after Comey said he wasn’t recommending any charges be filed in the case.
The conservative group Judicial Watch filed suit against the State Department for all official department emails sent or received by Abedin on a non-state.gov email address.
“This is a major victory,” the group’s president, Tom Fitton, said in a Friday statement. “After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents.”
Fitton added, “That these government docs were on Anthony Weiner’s laptop dramatically illustrates the need for the Justice Department to finally do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law.”