The FBI reportedly has found that top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent more than 2,800 government emails from disgraced former husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Abedin reportedlhy could face legal trouble after State Department officials, in a three-page court filing last week, informed the conservative foundation Judicial Watch about the emails sent from Weiner’s laptop, the Daily News reported Tuesday.
“This is a disturbing development,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Our experience with Abedin’s emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials.”
However, the court filing noted that “a significant portion of these documents may be duplicative of material already reviewed and processed.”
Judicial Watch in May 2015 filed a lawsuit to get access to the emails after it attempted via the Freedom of Information Act but did not succeed in obtaining State Department business correspondence received or sent by Abedin using a non-government email address.
Abedin last year claimed she had no idea why some of her official emails were found on her ex-husband’s laptop, and she did not surrender the computer to State Department investigators when she turned over other government devices to authorities.
Investigators later discovered that days before the 2016 presidential election, Abedin was forwarding sensitive messages to Weiner so he could print them, which led to the FBI reopening a probe into Democratic presidential nominee Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Republican nominee Donald Trump ran negative campaign ads during the presidential race about Weiner, a former congressman who had resigned in disgrace, after the laptop allegations surfaced.
The Clinton email probe was dropped two days before the election, and Clinton never faced criminal charges.
Weiner in late September was given a two-year prison sentence for sexting and having an online relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The ex-congressman’s actions cost him his marriage to Abedin.
The former New York representative was forced to resign after a sexting scandal in 2011, after a photo of his crotch went viral and he was said to have had “inappropriate communication” with several women. In 2013, he was discovered to be chatting with women online using the pseudonym Carlos Danger.