FBI Could Take Weeks to Read 650,000 Emails On Weiner’s Laptop

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation could take weeks to scour through around 650,000 emails contained on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, according to a new report, although exact estimates have varied. FBI Director James Comey announced on Friday that the agency had found new emails relating to its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, and subsequent reports have indicated that they were recovered as part of the investigation into Weiner’s sexting allegations. Metadata contained on the computer suggest that thousands of messages were sent to or from Clinton’s private server. The FBI is also tasked with determining whether some of the emails are duplicates of messages they already reviewed, and whether there is any classified information. The agency is currently awaiting a warrant before it reviews the emails on Weiner’s laptop.

Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon responded almost immediately to the news, writing on Twitter that the information in the Wall Street Journal report came from a “misleading” leak. “These are misleading leaks from the FBI and it is shameless,” he said. Read more at the WALL STREET JOURNAL.


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