A federal judge has unsealed the search warrant obtained by the FBI to search former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s computer for emails related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business, according to CBS News.
The FBI reportedly discovered emails relevant to its probe of Clinton’s emails on a computer used by Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, while investigating allegations he exchanged explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl.
According to the warrant, the FBI sought permission to search emails on Weiner’s Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop.
“There is probable cause to believe that the Subject Laptop contains evidence, contraband, fruits, and/or other items illegally possessed in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 793 (e) and (f),” it states.
Politico notes that after previously stating that the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server was closed, FBI Director James Comey alerted Congress shortly before the election that he had new information. Two days before the election, Comey said the case was still closed.
Weiner once infamously shared vulgar images of himself on social media with the pseudonym “Carlos Danger.” His previous sexting scandals led to his resignation from Congress, a failed mayoral bid in New York City and separation from Abedin.