The device that triggered the FBI’s decision to re-open their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email case has been identified as a laptop that contained “tens of thousands” of emails.
The laptop was reported to be one that Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, shared with her soon-to-be-ex-husband Anthony Weiner.
At issue is the fact that on June 28, 2016 Abedin swore under oath that she had “looked for” and turned over all devices she had used for her work relating to the State Department.
Now officials have discovered that she did not, in fact, turn over all devices, and the laptop they found is one her husband had access to as well.
Fox News reported Saturday that law enforcement officials stated it’s highly unlikely that all the newly discovered emails are just duplicates, as the Clinton campaign has suggested.
The Daily Beast reports that Abedin’s sworn testimony included:
“How did you go about searching for what records you may have in your possession to be returned to the State Department?” Attorney Ramona Cotca for Judicial Watch asked her.
“I looked for all the devices that may have any of my State Department work on it and returned — returned — gave them to my attorneys for them to review for all relevant documents. And gave them devices and paper,” Abedin answered.
Cotca then asked Abedin specifically what devices she gave her attorneys.
“If memory serves me correctly, it was two laptops, a BlackBerry, and some files that I found in my apartment,” Abedin said, adding the BlackBerry was associated with her Clintonemail.com account.
Abedin maintained that she was “not involved in the process” of what records on her devices would be given to the State Department.
“I provided them [her attorneys] with the devices and the materials and asked them to find whatever they thought was relevant and appropriate, whatever was their determination as to what was a federal record, and they did. They turned the materials in, and I know they did so….”
According to the following Fox News interview, Abedin could now be charged with lying to the FBI.
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Politico reporter Gabriel Debenedetti, who is covering the Clinton campaign, tweeted Saturday that Abedin was no longer in her usual spot on the plane with the campaign team.
No sign of Huma Abedin on Clinton’s campaign plane as we fly to Florida, by the way. She was on board to and from Iowa yesterday.
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) October 29, 2016
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