The FBI has turned over thousands of documents found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop to the State Department as part of a lawsuit related to the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal.
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act suit seeking e-mails that Weiner had received from his ex-wife, top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.
Via Fox News:
The FBI has turned over 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s private laptop to the State Department as part of a watchdog group’s lawsuit related to last year’s Hillary Clinton email case.
Judicial Watch and State Department representatives appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday over the group’s Freedom of Information Act suit seeking Clinton emails from her tenure at the State Department.
It emerged during the hearing that the 7,000 new documents were turned over. The trove is expected to contain some emails sent by Weiner’s estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Former FBI Director James Comey previously testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that classified material was on the laptop.
“Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey said, before adding, “Abedin, appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her, so she could deliver them to the secretary of state.”
How would you like to be the person that has to pour through Carlos Danger’s laptop? Yikes.
The next step will be to determine if these new documents constitute government or personal records, a process that could take three months according to Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.
Fitton has complained about the State Department dragging their feet on the slow release of the Clinton-related documents.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 19, 2017
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 20, 2017
“I can’t imagine the Trump White House is not interested in Clinton emails,” Fitton said. “Six months into the Trump administration and their lawyers are defending Hillary Clinton and the misconduct of the Obama administration.”
The Clinton investigation needs to continue until every document that her aides tried to hide is uncovered.
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