FBI Director James Comey "had no idea what was in the content of the emails" found on former Congressman Anthony Weiner's computer, ones he said Friday were "pertinent" in the agency's decision to review the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state, a government official told Yahoo News on Saturday.
The FBI was waiting for approval from the Justice Department to get a warrant, something it had not received as of Saturday night according to Yahoo. "We do not have a warrant," a senior law enforcement official said. "Discussions are under way [between the FBI and the Justice Department] as to the best way to move forward."
Comey's announcement Friday rocked the news cycle just 11 days ahead of the presidential election and fueled Republican nominee Donald Trump's claims that 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, says Comey released few details about the new information.
Yahoo's story says 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."
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