Huma Abedin Pleas Ignorance of New Emails, Points to Weiner

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

A lawyer for Huma Abedin insists in a statement that the top Clinton aide had no idea a laptop belonging to her husband Anthony Weiner had some of her emails on it.

“She only learned for the first time on Friday, from press reports, of the possibility that a laptop belonging to Mr. Weiner could contain emails of hers,” Abedin’s lawyer Karen Dunn said in a statement.

The statement clarified that Abedin had not been contacted by the FBI about the laptop, and would continue to cooperate with law officials in the investigation.

“Ms. Abedin’s willing cooperation has been praised by Members of Congress and law enforcement officials alike,” the statement read.

Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, has abruptly stopped traveling with the candidate and gone dark while the campaign tries to dodge the latest news threatening to take down Clinton’s campaign.

During a campaign rally in Ohio on Monday, Clinton avoided using Abedin’s name while discussing the renewed FBI investigation.

“Now they apparently want to look at emails of one of my staffers and by all means, they should look at them,” she said. 

Clinton assured supporters that the FBI would reach the same conclusion as they did earlier in the Summer, that there was not enough evidence to support a criminal prosecution for her use of a private email server exclusively for government business.

“There is no case here,” she said.


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