DOJ, FBI In Discussions With Huma’s Lawyers To Conduct Full Email Search
If this was any ordinary American citizen, and not a member of Hillary Clinton’s inner circle, there wouldn’t be a discussion or any negotiation taking place; the hapless citizen would already be in FBI headquarters getting interrogated for hours.
The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to secure approval that would allow the FBI to conduct a full search of her newly discovered emails, sources familiar with the discussions told CNN.
Authorities have not yet sought a search warrant for the emails, law enforcement sources told CNN. Government lawyers hope to secure a search warrant to permit investigators to review thousands of emails on a computer Abedin shared with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, officials said.
The new search warrant is needed because the existing authorization, covered by a subpoena, related only to the ongoing investigation of Weiner, who is accused of having sexually explicit communications with an underage girl. More