NEW YORK CITY, New York, US (sentinel.ht) – The newly reopened investigation into the use of a private email server by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is moving forward. On Sunday, agents on the case received a warrant to search a computer used by Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, which contains more than 650,000 emails that passed through Clinton’s Chappaqua, NY server.
The computer and at least three other devices belong or were shared with former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Abedin who is being investigated for allegedly sexting with a 15-year old. It was during the FBI sexting probe that investigators, on September 22, scanned the computer’s metadata and found information connecting emails on that computer with those coming from Clinton’s private server.
Clinton and her supporters have been lashing out at FBI Director James Comey since Friday when it was first announced that the investigation would be reopened. The Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid (D-UT), sent a scathing letter questioning whether Director Comey had broken law, violating the Hatch Act which sets the policies for law enforcement to avoid interfering with elections.
Democrats, moreover, are hoping to characterize this new investigation as a partisan attack, intended to sway the presidential election away from Hillary Clinton. But the granting of a search warrant shows that a judge or grand jury found cause for the probe to proceed.
Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, says “this is bigger than Water-gate”. He has seized on the renewed investigation that has plagued the Clinton campaign since the primaries. Trump is asking voters to consider Clinton’s judgment for having mishandled highly sensitive information “that put our country at risk”, he said.