In a major bombshell in the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, Huma Abedin just revealed that neither she nor Anthony Weiner ever received FBI search warrants for emails found on her estranged husband’s computer— raising questions about whether FBI warrants for the emails were ever issued, and if so, to whom.
According to The New York Post, the former Secretary of State’s aide told a Manhattan federal judge in a court filing Thursday that she never got a copy of the warrant for the emails that were supposedly related to Hillary’s email server.
Abedin was asked to comment about the warrants, but through her lawyers said she never got a copy. Indeed, the first she heard of them was when Comey announced he’d alerted Congress about the discovery of potentially relevant emails.
In the letter, Abedin’s lawyer said she is unable to comment on a Los Angeles lawyer’s request for FBI warrants tied to her emails, because “the government has never provided her with a copy of the warrant it reportedly obtained to search certain emails.”
“We understand that Mr. Weiner has likewise not been provided with a copy of the material,” said the letter from lawyer Karen Dunn.
Dunn’s letter cites law that states an officer executing the warrant “must give a copy of the warrant and a receipt or the property taken to the person from whom, or from whose premise, the property was taken.”
Dunn also requests copies of the warrant and warrant application “so Ms. Abedin may formulate her position” on Schoenberg’s request.
Abedin’s lawyer wants Judge Kevin Castel to make the warrants public to ensure the FBI had proper cause to investigate the emails.
His letter suggested urgency in getting to the bottom of the warrants before the “impending vote of the Electoral College” on Dec. 19 to finalize the presidential election.