State Department releases Huma Abedin emails from Anthony Weiner’s laptop
DECEMBER 29, 2017
The State Department has released a number of emails from former key Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her then-husband and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner. The release was a result of a lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that specializes in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits.
The State Department webpage appeared to not be working on Friday afternoon, but Judicial Watch said it was able to pull some of those emails. Much of what they obtained includes redacted information, while other content includes things like Clinton’s daily schedules.
The FBI first became aware of the emails because of an investigation entirely separate from its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. In September, Weiner wasafter he pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl.