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NYT: New Clinton Emails Came From Weiner, Abedin

NYT: New Clinton Emails Came From Weiner, Abedin

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By    |   Friday, 28 October 2016 04:26 PM

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is now wrapped up in the Hillary Clinton email saga, with a report saying the evidence discovered by the FBI related to the Clinton case came from electronic devices owned by Weiner and his estranged wife Huma Abedin, Clinton's top aide.

According to a New York Times report, FBI agents found the information after combing through devices it had seized via its investigation into Weiner's sexting scandal. Weiner, who is separated from his wife, sent sexually graphic messages to several women, including a 15-year-old girl.

FBI director James Comey said in July there was not enough evidence in the Clinton case to warrant charges being brought, advice the Department of Justice followed. But almost four months later, Comey told congressional leaders via a letter Friday he is reopening the case after new information was discovered.

That new information appears to be linked to Weiner and Abedin.

Abedin has been a close aide to Clinton since Clinton was last in the White House as first lady. Abedin is now Clinton's right-hand woman and is likely to earn a top spot in her administration if Clinton wins the presidential election on Nov. 8.

Friday's news, however, may have knocked Clinton's chances of beating Republican Donald Trump down a few notches. Polls vary, with the RealClearPolitics national polling average showing a Clinton lead of around 5 points. It's still unknown how Friday's news will affect that figure.

Comey's letter did not specify where the new emails came from or who sent or received them. WikiLeaks has published tens of thousands of confidential emails from Clinton campaign insiders that U.S. intelligence officials have said were hacked in a series of cyberattacks they blamed on the Russian government.

The FBI, which did not respond to questions about Comey's letter, is investigating the recent hacks.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the department learned about the FBI letter from news reports and did not get any notification from the FBI. Toner pledged the department would "cooperate to the fullest extent that we can."

The White House, through a spokesman, also declined to immediately comment.

Republicans are applauding Comey's decision to reopen the Clinton case.

"I have great respect for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made," Trump said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Clinton's classified briefings, which are given to the main presidential nominees, should be temporarily stopped in the wake of the FBI's decision to reopen the case.

Friday's news created some shakiness on Wall Street, although it was able to rebound before the market closed.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is now wrapped up in the Hillary Clinton email saga, with a report saying the evidence discovered by the FBI related to the Clinton case came from electronic devices owned by Weiner and his estranged wife Huma Abedin, Clinton's top aide.
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