A report by the Wall Street Journal indicates that the FBI is about to be going through about 650,000 emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, and thousands of those may have gone through the Clinton private server.
Breaking: FBI to scour 650,000 emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop; thousands may be tied to Clinton's server https://t.co/de3Y3Nqr6E
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 30, 2016
Looking at metadata, FBI says thousands of emails from Weiner's computer could have gone through Clinton server. https://t.co/9uBH1tCWJq
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 30, 2016
Here are some of the details from the report:
Federal agents are preparing to scour roughly 650,000 emails contained on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton’s email use, as metadata on the device suggests there may be thousands sent to or from the private server that the Democratic nominee used while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.
The latest development began in early October when New York-based FBI officials notified Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s second-in-command, that while investigating Mr. Weiner for possibly sending sexually charged messages to a minor, they had recovered a laptop with 650,000 emails. Many, they said, were from the accounts of Ms. Abedin, according to people familiar with the matter.
Those emails stretched back years, these people said, and were on a laptop that both Mr. Weiner and Ms. Abedin used and that hadn’t previously come up in the Clinton email probe.
Also, the big takeaway is that FBI agents want Clinton Foundation emails https://t.co/FxHjNX61iM
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) October 30, 2016