It was announced on Sunday that the new FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails will last long after the election is over. This is because FBI agents have found 650,000 emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
The Wall Street Journal broke the story on Sunday, stating that thousands of emails date back to when Clinton served as Sec of State.
Combing through 650,000 emails will take agents much longer than first expected. It will go well past the election, leaving Clinton with the prospect of facing an ongoing investigation even if she is elected president.
The newly discovered emails are a result of an investigation into Anthony Weiner, the former US Congressman who was caught texting perverted photographs to a 15-year old girl. Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest aide and 3rd highest ranking member of the Clinton campaign.
Abedin has reportedly pleaded ignorance about how the emails ended up on her husband Weiner’s laptop.
Even worse for her situation, Abedin swore under oath while testifying in a lawsuit brought against the State Department by Judicial Watch that she had handed over all of her devices that could hold emails relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. If she’s found to have lied she could face up to five years in jail.
Donald Trump delivered a swift kick to disgraced former Democratic congressman Weiner on Sunday, thanking him for preserving the emails that could bring Clinton down.
The Republican presidential nominee told a more than 7,000 people packed into a Las Vegas casino ballroom that be believes the FBI has recovered some of Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails.
‘I have a feeling they just found a lot of them,’ he said, before calling out the name of Weiner’s estranged wife Huma Abedin.
‘Huma! They just found a lot of them!’ he boomed. ‘We never thought we were going to say “Thank you” to Anthony Weiner!’
The latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll taken after Comey’s announcement shows Trump is just one point behind Clinton, with 45 percent support to her 46 percent.
Last week, Clinton was up 12 points, meaning that she lost a double-digit lead in a week’s time. A third of the likely voters polled said they were less likely to cast a vote for Clinton because of this additional email probe.
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