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Crushing the hope-filled “it’s just a backup of what they have already seen” narrative of a campaign clutching at straws to defend their candidate, and confirming Fox News Bret Baier’s earlier reporting, CBS News reports that the FBI has found new, non-duplicate emails related to Hilary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Sources earlier described to Fox News’ Bret Baier as an “avalanche of evidence…”
And tonight we are getting further clarification, from US Officials, as to what that evidence consists of (via CBS News)
H/t reader kevin a.
Both, Hillary and Trump, are elite puppets:
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With the FBI having obtained a warrant to begin poring over the 650,000 reported emails found on Anthony Weiner’s computer, attention shifts to just what the FBI may find, with Democrats alleging that much of the thousands of emails allegedly sent from Huma Abedin’s computer are duplicates or otherwise innocuous, while critics alleging more deleted and/or confidential emails may emerge. On her, behalf, however, long-time Hillary aide Huma Abedin has told the FBI she was not aware any of her emails were on the laptop investigators seized as part of its probe info Anthony Weiner’s investigation.
According to Politico, the FBI engaged in a back and forth over the weekend with Abedin or her attorney, when Abedin explained the situation.
Yesterday, we reported that the FBI has found “tens of thousands of emails” belonging to Huma Adein on Anthony Weiner’s computer, raising questions how practical it is that any conclusive finding will be available or made by the FBI in the few days left before the elections
Now, according to the WSJ, it appears that Federal agents are preparing to scour roughly 650,000 emails that, as we reported moments ago were discovered weeks ago on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton’s email use, as metadata on the device suggests there may be thousands sent to or from the private server that the Democratic nominee used while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.
As the WSJ adds, the review will take weeks at a minimum to determine whether those messages are work-related emails between Huma Abedin, a close Clinton aide and the estranged wife of Mr. Weiner, and State Department officials; how many are duplicates of emails already reviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and whether they include either classified information or important new evidence in the Clinton email probe, which FBI officials call “Midyear.”
While we explained earlier today why the DOJ and FBI had found themselves in the awkward position of knowing that Anthony Weiner’s computer contained thousands of Huma Abedin emails sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server, yet were unable to access them, we noted it was only a matter of time before this particular hurdle was rectified. A few hours later, according to CBS’ Jeff Pegues, in the matter of the FBI having much needed access to begin poring over Weiner’s emails, which we now know number roughly 650,000 (and thus will take the FBI months to pore over), the FBI has just obtained the needed warrant.
— Jeff Pegues (@jeffpeguescbs) October 30, 2016
As NBC confirms, the FBI obtained a warrant to search emails related to the Hillary Clinton private server probe that were discovered on ex-congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop. The warrant came two days after FBI director James Comey revealed the existence of the emails, which law-enforcement sources said were linked to Weiner’s estranged wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI already had a warrant to search Weiner’s laptop, but that only applied to evidence of his allegedly illicit communications with an underage girl.
The warrant came moments after Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid scolded Comey, saying in a letter that he “demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be clear intent to aid one political party over another.“
What has made Friday’s political fiasco – which started with the FBI’s announcement it has reopened its probe into Hillary’s emails – especially chaotic is that, at least officially, few official institutions have had access to the Abedin emails that are at the center of the new probe for various legal reasons as described below, and is the reason why the Clinton Campaign has been so forceful in demanding that the FBI provide additional information into what is contained among the “tens of thousands of emails” found on Anthony Weiner’s notebook, which as the NYT reported was seized on October 3.
Huma Abedin, the formidable, ever-present campaign vice-chairwoman of the Clinton campaign, has been called everything from Hillary Clinton’s “body woman” to a Muslim brotherhood agent, from Clinton’s closest adviser to her secret lover. The latter characterizations reveal how her status as a Muslim, and as one of the most powerful women in Washington, have made her suspect on the right. But the larger mystery of Huma Abedin remains a source of endless fascination for the press.
The release of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s hacked e-mails, published October 7 by Wikileaks, promised a tantalizing look into Abedin’s inner life and her relationship with Clintonworld. Is she, as Vanity Fair’s William Cohan has written, Hillary Clinton’s secret weapon or her next big problem? The reality, it seems, is both less salacious and more interesting. As Politico notes, having reviewed the trove of Wikileaks documents, Abedin is essentially Clinton’s “external hard drive,” whose mind holds a near-exact copy of the Democratic nominee’s history and thought process. In one 2015 e-mail, for instance, Clinton staff are trying to figure out how the soon-to-be candidate should respond to the announcement of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. “Pretty sure [Clinton] knows her, but not certain,” Podesta wrote to a group of aides. “+ Huma.”
On ‘America’s Election HQ,’ Dan Bongino says ‘elitist snob’ Clinton only cares about herself
H/t reader kevin a:
She ignored protocols, insulted and embarassed ambassadors by refusing to ride in her limousine with heads of state, choosing Huma Abedin to accompany her instead. Her abject disdain for the military and disrespect for her Secret Service and Diplomatic Service detail was so contemptuous that many of them requested reassignment or employment elsewhere.
Update: And the hits just keep on coming: moments after Huma Abedin announced her split from her tainted husband, the Daily Beast reported that The New York Daily News will no longer run columns by Anthony Weiner, opinion editor Josh Greenman told The Daily Beast. “[W]e won’t be running his columns in the future,” Greenman wrote in an email. Weiner, a former New York City council member and New York congressman, got a regular column in the paper in 2014.
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Earlier today we wondered how long, in the aftermath of the latest Anthony Weiner “dick-pic” scandal, the marriage between Hillary Clinton’s top lieutenant and her allegedly cheating husband would last. The answer: a few hours. Moments ago, Huma Abedin issued a statement announcing that she has decided to separate from her husband, Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who has been repeatedly caught sexting with other women.
As we reported yesterday, just when Hillary thought the email scandal was behind her, and she could shift her focus to the newly minted GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, an order by Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court decided to lay out ground rules for interviewing multiple State Department officials, and ordered at least six current and former State Department employees to answer questions, all in an effort to finish the depositions in the weeks before the party nominating conventions.
One key name in the order was longtime Clinton personal aide Huma Abedin, who as The Hill reports, was indeed interviewed today by the FBI, along with other top aides, some multiple times.