FBI finds Emails Related to Hillary Clinton’s State Department Tenure On Weiner’s Laptop–8hj. b60
In a letter to Congress last Friday, FBI Director James Comey indicated that the agency was taking steps to review newly discovered emails relating to Clinton’s private email server. Those emails came from the laptop of Weiner, a former New York congressman. Abedin reportedly said she had no knowledge of the existence of any of her emails on Weiner’s laptop. On Monday, CBS News reported that the FBI had obtained a warrant for the emails.
In a separate matter, CBS News confirmed that there were disagreements between FBI agents looking into the Clinton Foundation and their superiors in Washington and at the Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the FBI was facing an “internal feud” over how to handle the Clinton Foundation case in the middle of election season. Officials say tension like this is common in many cases.
It is still unclear whether the FBI inquiry into the Clinton Foundation was a full-blown investigation. The current status of that inquiry is also unclear. However, no known charges have been filed related to the foundation.
With FBI’s Shock Reopening Of Email Probe, Trump Just Turned Up The HEAT On Hillary Big Time
No matter where the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails goes from here, the complexion of the presidential race changed sharply on Friday.
As the thunderclap of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that the bureau is taking another look at the Hillary Clinton email scandal shook the nation’s capital and the campaign trail, Republican nominee Donald Trump couldn’t hold back a statement of triumph at the news.
And fellow Republicans chimed in quickly. Whatever their differences stemming from a contentious primary season, loathing for the former secretary of state and the corruption she embodies unifies the party on a primal level.
Trump announced the news at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire.
“They are reopening the case into her criminal and illegal conduct that threatens the security of the United States of America” Trump told a cheering crowd, according to CNBC.
“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before, we must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office. 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.
This was a grave miscarriage of justice that the American people fully understood, and it is everybody’s hope that it is about to be corrected,” Trump added.
In statements released as the news spread of the FBI’s sudden re-entry into the email scandal, Republicans called for the bureau to respect one simple premise: that “no one should be above the law.”
“The more we learn about Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the clearer it becomes that she and her associates committed wrongdoing and jeopardized national security,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement.
“Now that the FBI has reopened the matter, it must conduct the investigation with impartiality and thoroughness. The American people deserve no less and no one should be above the law.”
In a Twitter posting, House Speaker Paul Ryan declared that Clinton has no one but herself to blame. He also demanded that Clinton’s security clearances be suspended until the matter is resolved – a potentially crippling blow to a woman seeking to lead the entire federal government.
western jurnalism, joe sanders, cnbc,