The State Department on Friday published about 2,800 work-related emails from Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's top aide during her tenure as secretary of state and on the campaign trail.
Abedin's messages were sent from a private email address and were found on a laptop belonging to her husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), with whom she has filed for divorce. Weiner's computer was searched by the FBI as part of an investigation into his lewd messages sent to an underage girl, for which he is now in prison. Five of the emails include redacted classified information.
Publication was prompted by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by a conservative organization called Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks "all emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-'state.gov' email address." Bonnie Kristian