The FBI has discovered emails linked to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as U.S. secretary of state on the seized laptop that was shared by Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, a U.S. official told CBS News. The emails are reportedly not “duplicates” as the Clinton campaign theorized.
What is still unclear is how signifiant the emails are and how many there might be.
More from the CBS News report:
In a letter to Congress last Friday, FBI Director James Comey indicated that the agency was taking steps to review newly discovered emails relating to Clinton’s private email server. Those emails came from the laptop of Weiner, a former New York congressman. Abedin reportedly said she had no knowledge of the existence of any of her emails on Weiner’s laptop. On Monday, CBS News reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant for the emails.
In a separate matter, CBS News confirmed that there were disagreements between FBI agents looking into the Clinton Foundation and their superiors in Washington and at the Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the FBI was facing an “internal feud” over how to handle the Clinton Foundation case in the middle of election season. Officials say tension like this is common in many cases.
Two separate sources told Fox News that the reported investigation into the Clinton Foundation was now a “very high priority” and an indictment in the case is “likely.”
The Wall Street Journal also reported that FBI agents obtained secretly recorded audio of a suspect in a public corruption case that implicated the Clintons in several alleged deals. FBI agents reportedly wanted to investigate the claims, but they ran into resistance from the Justice Department who dismissed the allegations as hearsay.
With just five days left until the election, Clinton and her campaign likely want all of the controversy to just go away.