One of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, Huma Abedin, swore under oath that she did not pass on State department emails after she left the department, but it was just discovered that Abedin saved ‘classified’ emails on her estranged husband’s laptop, reports The Daily Mail.
After examining the emails, it was discovered that they were backup copies created in the dates after Clinton left the State Department in 2013. The FBI discovered the emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop after it was seized just weeks before the 2016 election.
At least five messages released from the laptop were marked as “classified” which included discussions on Israel and other Middle Eastern issues from 2010-2012, reports The Daily Mail.
When Abedin was interviewed by the FBI, she told them she did not have a way of preserving her email exchanges with her boss on a private server. She claims to have lost most of them as a result of the transition from the state department, which means she has effectively lied to the FBI a second time.
Abedin was Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department and remains her closest aide. A tech expert told the Daily Mail that Abedin would have to activate the backup program and may well have plugged her device into the laptop, which raises further questions over her testimony to the FBI.
After new information coming to light about the possible bias running rampant in the FBI, especially in regards to the Clinton email server investigation, the Justice Department last Thursday said they are looking into the investigation again.
Then-FBI Director James Comey had cleared Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing in regards to her email server, but now it is known that he was probably influenced by other agents to change the wording of Comey’s final verdict so as to lessen the consequences.
The emails were discovered by the FBI just weeks before the 2016 election when the agency seized Weiner’s laptop after the Daily Mail revealed he was sexting a 15-year-old girl, an offense for which he is now behind bars.
This is another example of a glaring oversight or just plain mistake in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and a new investigation needs to begin to not only look into Hillary’s email server but also a look into how Comey conducted the first investigation.