The FBI has found emails related to Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department on the laptop the agency seized from disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, a U.S. official said Thursday.
The emails discovered are not duplicates found during the FBI’s previous investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, CBS News reported. The federal bureau has not yet determined how many documents there are or how significant they might be to the investigation of Clinton.
News of new emails came last Friday, when FBI Director James Comey indicated his office had discovered emails during a separate investigation into Weiner’s sexting scandal that may be pertinent to its probe of Clinton. Abedin, for her part, reportedly claimed to have no knowledge of any emails on Weiner’s laptop.
Revelations about the newly-found emails comes on the heels of the FBI announcing that there is a 99 percent chance that at least five foreign intelligence agencies hacked into Clinton’s emails — a contradiction to the Democrat’s consistent claim that her email practices, while a mistake, never posed a threat to national security.
It was also discovered earlier this week that during the FBI’s initial probe into Clinton’s server, agents never asked the former secretary of state’s top aides for all of their devices, reinforcing the belief among many Republicans that the agency did not conduct a thorough enough investigation.