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Huma Abedin Had 2,800 Work Emails On Anthony Weiner's Laptop

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Huma Abedin Had 2,800 Work Emails On Anthony Weiner's Laptop

The authorities have recovered a massive 2,800 work-related emails belonging to Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin. The government emails were found on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner's computer.

Weiner is currently under investigation after reports that he was sexting an underage girl. The FBI have been investigating his personal communications and his devices as a result of the shocking allegations.

The exact number of the emails leaked were released by the Judicial Watch on Tuesday. Right now, the watchdog is pushing hard for the release of any documents and emails involved in the investigation from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. They say that the materials should be made available to the public.

Tom Fitton, the Judicial Watch President, has said that he believes that Clinton and and Abedin committed crimes. The reason being that Abedin and the secretary of state private email addresses and accounts to conduct official government business on a regular basis.

“This is a disturbing development,” Fitton stated in a press release given on Tuesday. “Our experience with Abedin's emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials. When will the Justice Department do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton's and Huma Abedin's obvious violations of law?”

This is not the first time that this story has come to light. In fact, Clinton’s emails were previously investigated by the FBI but the investigation was closed last year and nothing came of it and charges were not made.

In July that year, James Comey, FBI Director, held a press conference in which he announced that they recommended that Clinton would not be charged. This recommendation was passed onto Department of Justice that Democratic with the note that the mishandling classified information charges should be dropped.

However, the emails found on Weiner’s laptop have sparked a new investigation.”'Based on a preliminary review, the State Department expects that a significant portion of these documents may be duplicative of material already reviewed and processed,” stated a joint release by the Judicial Watch and the State Department dated last week. 

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