State Department Reveals Emails Recovered from Clinton Aide Huma Abedin’s Laptop

Recently a conservative group called Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking the release of the emails that were sent and received by Hilary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of state from February 2009 to January 31, 2013. A large number of emails that Clinton did not disclose during her tenure were revealed during the hearing of the lawsuit. It was also revealed that Clinton had made an attempt to delete about 33,000 emails from her non-government server that were later recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation of emails from Clinton's aide

The State Department has carefully reviewed the emails and has released reports on the said documents after having redacted sensitive information. Among the emails found by the FBI on Clinton's husband's laptop were emails exchanged between him and Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hilary Clinton. The FBI had also found classified emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop. Mr. Weiner was a former representative. It is not known as to whether the documents were marked classified during the time of the preparations for their release or if they were classified when they were sent. Investigation of Weiner's laptop also led to the discovery of the official being involved in sexting with a high school student. This discovery led to the probe of Hilary Clinton's use of a private computer server. The investigation was announced in October 2016 during the final stages of Clinton's campaign to become president.

The reports of the investigation ordered by Comey

Right before the day of election, the FBI had declared that there nothing of importance had turned up on further investigation of Clinton's emails. Hilary Clinton calls Comey's announcement as the determining factor that led to her defeat in the elections.

The FBI revealed that very few emails found from the laptops had actually been forwarded. The rest of the emails, including the ones that contained sensitive information were simply backed up by electronic devices. The FBI also stated that both Weiner and Abdin had handled the emails in the proper way and that they had not committed a crime. Nearly 2800 emails were released by the State Department in response to the 2015 FOIA lawsuit. The few emails from Abdin's laptop that were deemed to be classified included discussions pertaining to Middle Eastern affairs. The FBI has stated that they won't be pressing charges for the Clinton probe.

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