Donald Trump, “Hillary’s Illegal Acts Threaten the Security of Our Country”
The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Huma Abedin to conduct a full search of new e-Mails discovered on her husband’s computer that turned up during another investigation.
Investigators believe the newly recovered e-Mail trove will include e-Mails that were deleted from Hillary Clinton’s server before the FBI took possession of it as part of an earlier investigation that many thought had concluded in July.
Investigators seek a search warrant to permit investigators to review thousands of emails on a computer Ms. Abedin shared with her estranged husband and disgraced US Congressman from New York, Anthony Weiner.
The new search warrant is needed because investigators had the authority to probe only Mr. Weiner, who is accused of having sexually explicit communications with an underage girl.
The FBI’s New York office came on the Abedin e-Mails, while they were reviewing emails and other communications on the computer, which was considered to belong to Mr. Weiner, alias Carlos Danger.
They immediately called in the team of investigators from FBI HQ’s who conducted the probe of Mrs. Clinton’s private e-Mail server.
FBI Director James Comey’s announcement of the new e-Mails Friday rocked the news cycle just 11 days ahead of the US Presidential election and fueled GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims that Mrs. Clinton’s conduct was illegal and “threatened the security of the United States.”
But Clinton, who was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Justice Department in July during an FBI probe into how she handled sensitive information, is complaining that Comey released few details about the new information.
Yahoo originally reported that since FBI agents have not gotten the chance to read any of the emails, they are “still in the dark about whether they include any classified material that “the bureau has not already seen.”
Clinton’s campaign on Sunday pressured Comey to release more details about the emails he says could be related to the investigation into her use of a private email server, including whether Comey had even reviewed them himself.
Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate, said Comey owed it to the public to be more forthcoming about the emails under review by the FBI with only 10 days remaining before Nov. 8 election. Kaine’s message aimed to counter Republican rival Donald Trump, who has seized on the reignited email controversy in hopes of sewing fresh doubts about Clinton’s trustworthiness.
“As far as we know now, Director Comey knows nothing about the content of these emails. We don’t know whether they’re to or from Hillary at all,” said Kaine, who called Comey’s announcement “extremely puzzling.” The Virginia senator said if Comey “hasn’t seen the emails, I mean they need to make that completely plain. Then they should work to see the emails and release the circumstances of those once they have done that analysis.”
Director Comey’s actions Friday upset the White House race, energizing Donald Trump as polls had showed him gaining and unnerving Democrats worried about the Presidency and down-ballot congressional races.
Clinton’s Team tried to downplay the case on the Sunday news shows, saying it was “unprecedented” for such FBI action so close to an election.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Director Comey was in “an impossible spot” when he acknowledged the FBI was looking into the messages. “Had he sat on the information, one can argue that he also would be interfering in the election,” by failing to disclose the review, Ms. Conway said.
The 18 month old controversy and scandal over Hillary Clinton’s e-Mail practices while she served as Barack Hussein Obama’s Secretary of State has dogged her since
Director Comey spoke Saturday with the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Judiciary Committee, said Chairman Bob Goodlatte, (R-VA).
Goodlatte said he and Rep. John Conyers, (D-MI), encouraged Director Comey to make as much information as possible public before the election. He said the FBI chief “did not give us any response in terms of what more he could say.”
Goodlatte said he also asked Comey about the status of the request from the House Republicans on the referral “of potential impeachment — I’m sorry — potential perjury charges to be brought with regard to Ms. Clinton and he deferred to the Justice Department itself. He did not answer that question as well.”
The slip about impeachment reflected the GOP promise, if Mrs. Clinton is elected, to doggedly investigate her.
A government official said Saturday that the the Obama Admin’s Justice Department advised the FBI against telling Congress about the new developments in the Clinton investigation because of the potential fallout so close to the election.
DOJ officials said the Comey :etter would be inconsistent with department policy that directs against investigative actions that could be seen as affecting an election or helping a particular candidate, the official said.
“The Clintons, that’s a crime family, basically,” James Kallstrom, former Asst Director of the FBI says. “It’s like organized crime. I mean the Clinton Foundation is a cesspool.”