Hillary's Email Horror Returns to Haunt FBI
Unfortunately for Hillary and the FBI, that laptop and those emails have returned to the proverbial spotlight.
A soon-to-be-released report from the Inspector General's office is expected to excoriate federal agents for their overall apathy.
Adam Shaw, of Fox News, explains:
The finding underscores how the laptop continues to play a recurring part in the Clinton case saga, haunting everyone from the Democratic nominee to the FBI officials who examined it.
This, as Abedin herself hits the social circuit. She was seen in recent weeks living it up at glitzy events including a Metropolitan Museum of Art gala and a bash at the home of Vogue boss Anna Wintour. Meanwhile, she's divorcing her husband, ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner, who is serving a 21-month prison sentence for sending lewd photos to a teenager.
It was the probe into those lewd messages that led agents to uncover the laptop in the fall of 2016, discovering Clinton emails that Abedin had forwarded her husband.
Then-FBI Director James Comey notified Congress in late October that he was revisiting the probe less than two weeks before the election, having announced in July that he would not recommend charges over Clinton’s use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state.
Powerful FBI officials knew about those emails in early September 2016, but the bureau did not obtain a warrant to review them for another six weeks.