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Clinton aide Huma Abedin steps back from campaign trail after FBI reopens email case

Huma Abedin, aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (AP/Seth Wenig, File)

One of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's top aides, Huma Abedin, has stepped back from the campaign trail in the 2016 race's last week.

The decision comes in the wake of revelations that the FBI plans to further investigate emails found on a laptop she shared with her husband, Anthony Weiner.

Abedin has not flown on Clinton's campaign plane since Friday, CNN reported, but is instead working at the candidate's Brooklyn offices.

Abedin's lawyer told CNN that the FBI had not contacted her as part of the investigation.

"From the beginning, Ms. Abedin has complied fully and voluntarily with State Department and law enforcement requests, including sitting for hours-long interviews and providing her work-related and potentially work-related documents," Karen Dunn told CNN. "While the FBI has not contacted us about this, Ms. Abedin will continue to be, as she always has been, forthcoming and cooperative."

It's unclear whether Abedin has stepped back because of the optics involved with traveling with the candidate or had other plans to work out of Brooklyn in the campaign's final days.

The Clinton campaign has not commented.

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