Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin might have some explaining to do.
The FBI found apparently found tens of thousands of new emails on a laptop shared by Abedin and her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, Fox News reported on Saturday. Agents reportedly seized the device during its investigation into Weiner’s sexting scandal, but coincidentally uncovered messages possibly relevant to the probe into Clinton’s private email server.
The latest development in the case has raised new questions about whether Abedin told the whole truth during her sworn testimony over the summer.
The Daily Beast breaks it down:
But the new information that the FBI found State Department-related email on her home laptop also calls into question whether Abedin in fact turned over all of the devices she used to send and receive email while working at State.
On June 28, 2016, Abedin said under oath in a sworn deposition that she looked for all devices that she thought contained government work on them so the records could be given to the State Department. (These records were subsequently reviewed by the FBI.)
“I looked for all the devices that may have any of my State Department work on it and returned — returned — gave them to my attorneys for them to review for all relevant documents. And gave them devices and paper,” Abedin answered.
The devices Abedin recalled turning over included two laptops, a BlackBerry and “some files” she found at her apartment.
She didn’t mention the laptop that is now in possession of the FBI.
Abedin also claimed some of her emails on her government-issued BlackBerry may have been automatically deleted if her inbox “exceeded the limit.” She said she didn't keep any paper printouts of any emails that may have been deleted.
Fox News has more on the FBI investigation:
The law enforcement official told Fox News that the laptop had “five digits” of emails, meaning tens-of-thousands of them. However, federal investigators remain unclear whether Abedin or Weiner own the laptop.
The FBI conducted a roughly two-year investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server system, finding several emails marked as classified and concluding that she had been “extremely careless.” However, the agency did not find evidence that Clinton had been criminally negligent and did not recommend criminal charges to the Justice Department.
The unnamed law enforcement official told Fox News it’s unlikely that all of the newly discovered emails are all duplicates of previously released emails — a theory floated by the Clinton campaign.