Hillary Clinton’s allies blasted the FBI Tuesday after court filings were unsealed showing more details about the law enforcement agency’s basis for renewing its probe into Clinton’s private email set-up and roiling the presidential race just over a week before Election Day.
Clinton’s camp says the FBI had remarkably little evidence to go on when it sought a search warrant on Oct. 30 to look for classified emails on a Dell laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI says it discovered Clinton-related emails on the computer after initially seizing the device during a probe over Weiner’s alleged sexually explicit online exchanges with a minor.
The court filings unsealed Tuesday show that the FBI said in an affidavit that the laptop was likely to contain evidence of illegal possession of classified information, apparently by Weiner or Abedin, although neither has been charged with a crime.
“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),” an FBI agent wrote, citing felony Espionage Act provisions for illegal possessions of classified information.
Clinton Email Search Warrant to Be Unsealed, Roger Stone Starts Petition for Trump to Prosecute Hillary Clinton!
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) December 19, 2016