Anthony Weiner continues to be the gift that keeps on giving.
Authorities discovered communications involving Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin on a laptop used by Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner. The emails were discovered during an unrelated investigation of Weiner’s sexting scandal with underaged girls.
You really can’t make this stuff up.
FBI Director James Comey told Congress Friday that the agency was again reviewing emails related to Clinton’s personal server, after it learned of additional information that might be relevant to the case. Comey sent a letter to key members of Congress informing them that although the FBI had previously announced the completion of its investigation into Clinton’s email server, new information had prompted additional review.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote in a letter released Friday.
Investigators came across the emails while looking into a completely separate criminal matter — former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s alleged “sext” messages to an underage girl in North Carolina. Weiner, a Democrat from New York, is married to Huma Abedin, one of Clinton’s most trusted aides, and investigators found what Comey described as “emails that appear to be pertinent” to the Clinton probe on at least one electronic device used by both Weiner and Abedin.
According to a law enforcement source familiar with the matter, federal authorities looking into the Weiner matter first discovered the emails weeks ago. The process that followed was a complicated one, with lots of back and forth over how to handle the situation and whether the FBI needed to get a warrant in order to review the newly discovered emails.
It’s still too early to tell if Comey’s decision to re-open the email investigation will influence the outcome of the presidential election. However, Democrats are already getting their excuses and objections ready.
Buckle up everybody. The last week leading up to Election Day is going to be a bumpy one.