Just in case you were watching football or the World Series over the weekend, or doing anything else more interesting/productive/enriching than following the slow train wreck that is the Clinton campaign, here’s the story so far.
On Friday, FBI director James Comey announced the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server was going to be “re-opened.”
Immediately, Clinton and the mainstream media said don’t use the term “re-opened.”
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Comey said emails from an unrelated investigation were found that could be pertinent to the Clinton case. That “unrelated investigation” turned out to be one pertaining to Anthony Weiner’s alleged “sexts” to a 15-year-old girl. He used his laptop (eeuw, I hope they literally DID wipe that with a cloth), which contained emails sent and received by his wife, Huma Abedin.
There were 650,000 emails in question, but initially the FBI couldn’t look at any of them because they had not obtained a search warrant.
Over the weekend, they did. And Abedin agreed to cooperate with the FBI.
Democrats are clamoring to say there’s nothing to see. The emails will turn out to be innocuous or duplicates of emails the FBI has already seen.
“She says she didn’t know they were there,” a source familiar with the investigation said. This is a sensitive topic for Abedin and the Clinton campaign, because on previous occasions, Huma – under oath – disclosed that all the emails in her possession had been accounted for and handed over to the FBI.
As CNBC adds,”there are a number of scenarios that would explain how the emails got onto the laptop without Abedin’s knowledge, including that they were somehow automatically backed up from the cloud. But investigators will want to know how this happened and if there is any indication that Abedin misled them about the existence of emails.
It is a large project. Agents determined there were as many as 650,000 emails on the laptop, dating back years. The number of emails related to the Clinton investigation is likely to be much smaller.
On Saturday, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Abedin had been fully cooperative with the FBI investigation. “I don’t think she knows anything more than what we’ve seen in the press to date,” Podesta said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Pardon me for a moment. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Yes, Mr. Podesta, and Barack Hussein Obama didn’t know anything about Hillary’s private email server either until he read it in the news – despite the fact he was emailing her on that private email server using a fake name.
Nope, nope, Huma Abedin has absolutely NO IDEA how her emails might have ended up on her husband’s laptop.
Whether or not the FBI can parse through those emails before next Tuesday is unknown, but in the meantime, we have yet another Wikileaks dump of Podesta emails to keep us amused.
This is gonna be one helluva week.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]