One of the core ideas behind the FBI’s previous investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server was that the organization believed that it had been given all devices that could have possibly contained emails to and from Clinton, including possible classified information.
However, thanks to the investigation into former Congressman Anthony Weiner over his sexting scandal, it appears that top Clinton aide and Weiner’s estranged wife, may have been lying.
Late last week, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress announcing that due to the discovery of new emails it was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. Comey previously found that Clinton’s handling of classified material sent through the server was “extremely careless,” but not criminal.
Due to the discovery of these new emails, it looks like Abedin might find herself in a tight spot. Abedin testified under oath that she turned over all electronic devices to during the FBI’s investigation.
However, according to The Daily Beast:
But the new information that the FBI found State Department-related email on her home laptop also calls into question whether Abedin in fact turned over all of the devices she used to send and receive email while working at State.
On June 28, 2016, Abedin said under oath in a sworn deposition that she looked for all devices that she thought contained government work on them so the records could be given to the State Department. (These records were subsequently reviewed by the FBI.)
“I looked for all the devices that may have any of my State Department work on it and returned — returned — gave them to my attorneys for them to review for all relevant documents. And gave them devices and paper,” Abedin answered.
There is currently some question about whether the laptop in question was owned by Abedin, Weiner, or was jointly used by both. According to Fox News:
The law enforcement official told Fox News that the laptop had “five digits” of emails, meaning tens-of-thousands of them. However, federal investigators remain unclear whether Abedin or Weiner own the laptop.
The FBI conducted a roughly two-year investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server system, finding several emails marked as classified and concluding that she had been “extremely careless.” However, the agency did not find evidence that Clinton had been criminally negligent and did not recommend criminal charges to the Justice Department.
Regardless of who owns the laptop and whether, Abedin did or did not perjure herself, the emails found on the laptop certainly need to be investigated and the results of that investigation certainly should be presented to the American people before election day.
The Clinton camp has suggested that the emails that spurred this renewed investigation are likely just duplicates of previous emails. However, according to Fox News’ law enforcement sources, they say that is unlikely.