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FBI Clinton Email Probe Doesn't Include Clinton Emails

| by Michael Allen

FBI Director James Comey announced on Oct. 28 that the agency is looking into some emails that might be related to the private email server Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used when she was Secretary of State.

A U.S. law enforcement official said the actual emails under FBI scrutiny were not sent by Clinton or sent to Clinton, according to the Los Angeles Times. An official also confirmed this to Newsweek.

The official also told the Los Angeles Times that the information in the emails appeared to be more of the same that the FBI has previously seen, but out of an abundance of caution, the FBI is going to further scrutinize them.

The FBI found the emails on Anthony Weiner's computer during an investigation of illicit text messages that were allegedly sent by Wiener to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, according to The New York Times.

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Weiner, a former Congressman, is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, who was a top aide to Clinton at the State Department.

An official, who has knowledge of the FBI investigation, told Newsweek that the investigation has virtually nothing to do with any actions by Clinton.

The official also said there is no indication that Clinton withheld the emails from the FBI, or that she committed any illegal act.

Several media outlets and Republicans have said the FBI is "reopening" its investigation of Clinton, but Newsweek notes that such investigations never actually close because new information can come to light.

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The computer in question is a laptop Weiner and Abedin shared before their breakup; the FBI took custody of the device a while ago.

The issue reportedly under investigation by the FBI is how Abedin managed her emails and four email addresses.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told rallygoers in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Oct. 28: "Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before," notes the Los Angeles Times.

As Trump supporters yelled, "Lock her up," Trump said: "We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office."

During a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa, Clinton said Comey should release more information, and added: "The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately."

Sources: Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek / Photo Credit: FBI/Flickr

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