On Monday in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel ordered the unsealing of the application used to obtain a FBI granted search warrant against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her private server.
The warrant was issued by Director James Comey and pertained to the Oct. 28 investigation of former Democratic U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Conveniently, the announcement came nearly ten days before the general election.
Randol Schoenberg, a Los Angeles-based lawyer, sought the release of the redacted materials used to obtain the search warrant. Schoenberg claims transparency was crucial given the potential influence the probe had on the election’s ultimate outcome. In his request, Castel permitted the redaction of the identities of two unnamed individuals. One of these individuals is subject to an “ongoing criminal investigation.”
Lawyers for Clinton, Weiner, and Abedin have not released statements nor have publicly commented on the matter.
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