FBI Finally Gets Its Warrant

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks after being presented the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize December 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Clinton received the award for her work in the areas of women's rights and internet freedom. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Federal investigators looking into the Hillary Clinton email matter have finally obtained the warrant needed to start reviewing the emails found on a laptop used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner. The emails were revealed to FBI Director Comey on Thursday. Comey sent his infamous bombshell letter advising key members of Congress that the emails appear to be pertinent to the FBI investigation of the private email server Hillary used she was secretary of state.

FBI agents became aware of the newly revealed emails weeks ago but according to the Wall Street Journal, the New York-based FBI officials notified Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s second-in-command, that while investigating Mr. Weiner for possibly sending sexually charged messages to a minor, they had recovered a laptop with 650,000 emails, many from  the accounts of Abedin, vice-chair of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign and long time body woman for Hillary. No one has yet explained bothered to get a warrant required to review these emails before today nor why Comey wasn’t told about the emails for weeks.

The Journal article goes on to paint a picture of the FBI in the midst of a bitter internal feud:

New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in the bureau’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case.

That led to frustrations among some investigators, who viewed FBI leadership as uninterested in probing the charity, these people said. Others involved disagreed sharply, defending FBI bosses and saying Mr. McCabe in particular was caught between an acrimonious fight for control between the Justice Department and FBI agents pursuing the Clinton Foundation case.

We have just begun to learn about the FBI’s investigations into the Clinton Inc., empire. We won’t know nearly enough about this  mess for many weeks.

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