A federal Judge has ordered the FBI to unseal the search warrant it used to investigate Antony Weiner’s laptop. Weiner was married to Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest aide. Thousands of Clinton emails were found on that laptop. How they got there has not been revealed. What is of interest in this freedom of information request is what, exactly, was the FBI looking for.
As Written By Josh Gerstein for POLITICO:
A federal judge has ordered the unsealing of a search warrant that played a role in the controversial public renewal of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email just before the presidential election.
The warrant was issued by a federal magistrate in late October, after the FBI requested permission to search emails contained on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The FBI discovered the Clinton-related emails after initially seizing the laptop during a probe over Weiner’s alleged sexually explicit online exchanges with a minor.
U.S. District Court Judge P. Kevin Castel issued an order Monday that the warrant linked to the Clinton probe and related records be unsealed at noon Tuesday, unless a higher court steps in. The judge acted after E. Randal Schoenberg, a California lawyer who mainly investigates art thefts, filed a suit seeking to force unsealing of the files.
The records to be unsealed will show how the FBI framed its arguments for the search warrant to access the emails. An affidavit submitted when seeking the warrant could reflect what the FBI told the magistrate involved about how …..
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