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Watchdog group says Huma Abedin’s emails contain smoking gun – time to investigate
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Hillary Clinton’s top aide and BFF Huma Abedin just got some bad news, and it could get worse.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that it is time to launch a new, “serious investigation,” into the former secretary of state’s aide after the discovery of more classified emails on the laptop of her estranged, and disgraced, husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Years of persistence paid off
It could be the beginning of real legal jeopardy for Abedin. Lifezette reported:
The emails were made public Friday in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Judicial Watch filed in March 2015. The 2,800 emails were among thousands found by the FBI that spurred the bureau to reopen its investigation in October 2016 and raise new questions about the Clinton team’s mishandling of classified information on the private server.
Fitton called it “a major victory.”
“That these government docs were on Anthony Weiner’s laptop dramatically illustrates the need for the Justice Department to finally do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law,” he said, adding, “After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents. It will be in keeping with our past experience that Abedin’s emails on Weiner’s laptop will include classified and other sensitive materials.”
Weiner is currently serving a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Abedin has since filed for divorce.
The emails discovered on Weiner’s laptop were heavily redacted and contained sensitive information about Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates officials and the Palestine Liberation Organization. It also discussed her boss, Hillary Clinton, and her lust for politics, even as Clinton served as secretary of state.
A spokesman for the State Department said that it “carefully reviews the content of records requested through FOIA to determine whether any information is sensitive or classified” and admitted that the emails found on Weiner’s laptop contained “classified information that has been redacted.”
The Chicago Tribune reported:
The FBI found thousands of emails exchanged between Clinton and Abedin while searching Weiner’s laptop as part of a criminal investigation into his sexting with a high school student. The discovery led then-FBI Director James Comey to announce in late October 2016, as Clinton’s run for the White House was in its final stage, that he was reopening the probe of her use of a private computer server.
Then two days before Election Day, the FBI declared there was nothing new in the emails. Clinton has called Comey’s intervention “the determining factor” in her defeat.
Abedin and her boss were able to skate by during the administration of former President Obama, but it won’t be that simple with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the helm.
And it could mean that someone associated with the Clintons will finally be held accountable.
Now wouldn’t that be a refreshing change?
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