Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.
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Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it received 45 FBI documents that confirm a significant portion of the over 340,000 emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin.
Via Judicial Watch:
(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it has received 45 pages of FBI documents that reveal a “significant number” of 340,000 emails on the laptop of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner were between the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin.
Judicial Watch obtained the documents as the result of a September 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department did not act on two FOIA requests for Anthony Weiner laptop investigation documents, including any Clinton emails found on the laptop (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No.1:18-cv-02105)).
The new documents include an October 3, 2016, email to a FBI official in New York that reads:
Just putting this on the record because of the optics of this case.
During the course of my review of a computer seized from Anthony Weiner, a seizure and search of which was authorized by an SDNY [Southern District of New York] Search Warrant, I encountered approximately/at least 340,000 emails stored on the computer. The large number of emails appears to be a result of a mail client program installed on that computer (such as Outlook) that pulled emails from servers belonging to both Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin.
A significant number of these 340,000 emails appeared to be between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton (the latter who appears to have used a number of different email addresses). This is based simply a review of the header information. I did not review content of these emails, as the warrant only authorized me to view items that would give me probable cause to believe that CP [child pornography] evidence may reside therein.
SDNY is comfortable with me continuing my review as I have, which is to NOT read any emails to/from Anthony Weiner to which his wife, or a possible attorney is a party. Even if there is a third party on those emails, I will not review their content out of an abundance of caution. Obviously, I will not review any emails to which Anthony Weiner is not a party (such as emails between Ms. Abedin and Mrs. Clinton). I just wanted to formally bring this to your attention due to the pending election, the ongoing Congressional investigation into the FBI’s own investigation into Ms. Clinton’s email activities, etc.
Investigative reporter Paul Sperry reported back in August that the FBI only read approximately 3,000 out of nearly 700,000 emails found on Weiner’s laptop which directly contradicted Comey’s sworn testimony.
According to Sperry, it was Peter Strzok who hand-picked the 3,000 emails.
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“Peter Strzok, the disgraced agent who was in charge of this Mid-Year investigation–he actually personally hand-picked the 3,000 email sample and with 2 other investigators and they went through them all supposedly…” Sperry said on FOX News’ Ingraham Angle.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the new FBI docs:
“These new documents show the FBI knowingly sat on the Clinton emails for over a month before notifying Congress. And even worse, we now know the FBI didn’t even bother to look at the emails, and then again only partially, for weeks. The Clinton email scandal needs to be reviewed again and immediately by the Justice Department.”
HUGE:FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Clinton Email Find Just Before 2016 Election. ‘A significant number of these 340,000 emails appeared to be between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton …’ https://t.co/7GClGcQNd9
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 17, 2018
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