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Thousands of emails from top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were released by the U.S. Department of State on Friday — and at least four of the documents were marked “classified,” Fox News reported.
It’s no surprise that work-related emails were stored on Weiner’s laptop. Former FBI Director James Comey previously testified that it appeared Abedin would regularly forward emails to Weiner’s email for him to print out so she could pass them on to Clinton.
Mishandling classified information is no minor offense, but Abedin has not been pursued on such charges thus far.
Comey ultimately determined that Clinton was only “extremely careless” in her handling of classified emails on her infamous private server.
Abedin was married to Weiner when the emails were forwarded. The couple has since split, after Weiner was convicted of sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl and sentenced to 21 months in prison.
The newly released emails were the product of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch. President Tom Fitton called the release of the emails a “major victory” in a statement.
“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,” Fitton added.