State Dept. Reveals 2,800 Documents From Huma Abedin Found on Anthony Weiner's Computer

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin / Getty
October 17, 2017

The FBI found 2,800 documents on Anthony Weiner's personal laptop related to his estranged wife Huma Abedin's work as deputy chief of staff for Hillary Clinton when she served as secretary of state, according to a new report.

The State Department on Tuesday informed Judicial Watch that it received those 2,800 documents from the FBI following the conservative watchdog's lawsuit against State over its failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request.

"The State Department has identified approximately 2,800 work-related documents among the documents provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation," the department's court filing states.

Judicial Watch previously obtained documents related to Clinton's tenure at the State Department, claiming they showed evidence of mishandling classified information and corrupt practices related to the Clinton Foundation. A trove of emails on Weiner's computer raises more questions about what information is contained in the messages and how that content was handled.

"This is a disturbing development," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said. "Our experience with Abedin's emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials."

"When will the Justice Department do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton's and Huma Abedin's obvious violations of law?" he asked.

The State Department has produced 23 different sets of documents related to this case thus far. The State Department is processing 100,000 emails Clinton did not disclose, some of which came from Weiner's computer.

Weiner, a former Democratic congressman from New York, was sentenced to 21 to 27 months in prison for sending sexually explicit material to a minor, and Abedin has filed for divorce. Investigators searched his computer for any material related to that case, which led to the discovery of Abedin's work-related documents.

Clinton revealed in her book What Happened that Abedin "burst into tears" when the FBI revived its investigation into Clinton's emails following the discovery of documents on Weiner's computer. Clinton has since blamed her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump on the FBI's investigation into her emails.