Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Court unseals search warrant for Hillary Clinton's emails

 
 mail.com/scitech news

The FBI told a federal court it needed a search warrant to look at thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails on the laptop of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner because they had the potential to cause "grave damage to national security" if disclosed, according to court documents made public Tuesday.

The wording was contained in a redacted search warrant and other court papers that were previously under seal in the investigation of an online relationship between Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and a teenage girl in North Carolina. The papers offered no new revelations about Clinton's emails or the scope of a case that factored into the presidential election.

A sworn statement dated Oct. 30 from an FBI agent whose name was blacked out cited a previous inquiry into Clinton's personal computer server that found 22 emails classified "Top Secret." The classification "is significant because it means that the unauthorized disclosure of those emails could result in exceptionally grave damage to national security," the agent wrote.

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