The FBI has obtained a warrant to search emails discovered on a laptop used by former congressman Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, his estranged wife and a top Hillary Clinton aide, law enforcement officials told NBC News Sunday.
The officials said thousands of Abedin's emails on the laptop appear tied to Clinton's private server, and agents will now look at the messages and compare them to emails they already looked at during an investigation into Clinton's use of the server to see if any contained classified information. The FBI earlier had a warrant to search the computer, but only to look for evidence of communication that allegedly took place between Weiner and an underage girl. FBI Director James Comey announced in a letter to Congress late last week that the new emails were found, but said the agency "cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant." [Note: This article has been updated]