December 30, 2017
Washington, D.C.- Emerald Robinson, Political Correspodent
The State Department released a batch of emails Friday found on a laptop shared by former Clinton top-aide Huma Abedin and her now estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The dump was in compliance to a lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.
The State Department released about 2,800 emails, only a few of which included classified information. The emails included talking points for calls to heads of state–most notably a call to the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal to warn about an imminent leak of U.S. diplomatic cables from WikiLeaks which came to be referred to as “Cablegate.” Some names and details were redacted in the emails, while other messages were entirely redacted or marked with classified information. The emails were found on the laptop which had been confiscated for evidence during an FBI investigation into Weiner’s sexting to a minor for which he is now serving time.
The emails were from a period of January 1, 2009 through Feb. 1 2013 using a non-state.gov email address on the Clinton email server. During a congressional hearing earlier in the year, former FBI Director James Comey said that he believed it was common practice for Abedin to forward official emails to Weiner via a private email to print for the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton is calling this a major victory by forcing the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents. Fitton is also calling on the Department of Justice to do a serious investigation into the actions of Clinton and her aides in light of this latest email dump and recent information suggestion potential bias in the initial Clinton private server investigation.