Twelve facts reveal what everyone needs to know about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
Those twelve facts consist of:
- On October 3, FBI agents seized a laptop, an iPhone, and an iPad from disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, as part of the investigation into a report that he was sexting a 15-year-old girl.
- While searching the laptop, FBI agents uncovered new emails that are likely connected to the agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
- The laptop was used by Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin and reportedly has 650,000 emails on it.
- Earlier in the investigation, Huma Abedin swore under oath in a deposition that she had turned over the devices that may have been used to email Clinton: two laptops, a BlackBerry, files she found in her apartment.
- Huma Abedin reportedly did not know about emails that were on the computer the FBI discovered. “The possibility that this device contains any emails of hers is news to her,” a source familiar with the investigation told CNN.
- Anthony Weiner is cooperating with the FBI’s investigation, according to Fox News anchor Bret Baier.
- FBI Director James Comey was reportedly informed about the new emails last Thursday. He notified Congress the following day.
- Comey had testified to Congress that the investigation was complete. He sent a letter on Friday to both Democrats and Republican members of Congress to clarify that the case remained open.
- Justice Department officials tried to stop James Comey from sending the letter, according to the New York Times, warning that it would be a break of longstanding policy.
- Investigators believe that some of the emails deleted from Hillary Clinton’s private server are on this laptop, according to CNN.
- Many of the emails were “either sent to or from the private email server at Mrs. Clinton’s home,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
- Officials received a court order during the weekend to investigate the emails. The process has begun, but it will take weeks, according to several sources.