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FBI Has Search Warrant for New Clinton-Related Emails

WikiLeaks announces new phase of election coverage

(Newser) - Election Day is just over a week away and there appears to be little chance that Hillary Clinton's latest email mess will be resolved before then: Law enforcement sources tell the Washington Post that the FBI has now obtained a search warrant for a laptop used by Anthony Weiner,... More »

Abedin Not Sure How Emails Got on Her Husband's Laptop

Also: FBI chief Comey is formally accused of overstepping his authority

(Newser) - The issue of newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private server dominated headlines Sunday, though it remains unclear whether the emails themselves contain anything new or damaging because the FBI has yet to begin searching them. (They were found on the computer of Anthony Weiner,... More »

Clinton Campaign Assails FBI's 'Unprecedented' Move

Podesta wants answers from Comey, as Pence underscores that Clinton a 'risky choice'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman says FBI Director James Comey should explain the "unprecedented" step of announcing an agency review of new Clinton-related emails just days before a national election, reports the AP . John Podesta told CNN's State of the Union that Comey should have reviewed the information... More »

FBI Documents Reveal Obama Used Alias in Clinton Emails

Agency granted immunity to top aides

(Newser) - The FBI released another 189 heavily redacted pages from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails Friday, and Politico reports that they reveal that President Obama used a fake name when emailing Clinton. The FBI files state that during an interview, Clinton aide Huma Abedin was surprised to be told... More »

Twitter Not Being Kind to Serial Sexter Weiner

Plus: Weiner and Abedin have reportedly been 'estranged' for about a year

(Newser) - Huma Abedin is separating from Anthony Weiner after his latest online sexcapades, this time involving a series of sexts apparently sent between Weiner and an unnamed "40-something divorcee." But a source said to be close to Abedin tells Politico the couple had already been "estranged" and... More »

Huma Abedin Is Leaving Anthony Weiner

Announcement follows new report of Weiner's sexting

(Newser) - A little more than five years after the first Anthony Weiner sexting story broke , wife Huma Abedin has announced she is leaving him. A brief statement from Abedin was posted on Twitter by NBC Nightly News editor Bradd Jaffy. It reads, "After long and painful consideration and work on... More »

Weiner Caught Sexting Again— This Time With Son in Pic?

Apparently so, per the New York Post, and his Twitter account has been deleted

(Newser) - In a case of bad timing that probably won't please Hillary Clinton, new sexting allegations have arisen involving Anthony Weiner, the husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, per USA Today . The New York Post , which originally reported the story, published a screenshot of a sexting session with a... More »

The 'Abedin Emails' Deepen Hillary's Email Headache

They show how foundation donors got access

(Newser) - Monday brought more bad news for Hillary Clinton about her email trouble, with the revelation that the FBI had turned up yet another 15,000 emails from her tenure as secretary of state. The State Department has been ordered to review them and expedite their release, which likely means negative... More »

Weiner Documentary 'Never Stops Making You Gasp'

'One of the best political documentaries you'll ever see'

(Newser) - Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg planned to document Anthony Weiner's rise from the ashes as he campaigned for New York City mayor in 2013 following that infamous sexting scandal . But a triumphant return to politics is not what was caught on film. Get ready for one of the most... More »

11 Things to Know About the Woman Who's Spent 2 Decades With Hillary

'She has been turned into myth'

(Newser) - Newsweek has a deep look at the mysterious woman whose "selfless servility and uncanny knack for predicting what the boss wants have put her closer than almost anyone to the most powerful woman in American politics." Huma Abedin first started working for Hillary Clinton at the White... More »

ISIS Threatens Clinton Aide Huma Abedin, Muslim Politicians

It calls them 'politically active apostates'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's longtime aide and a US representative were included in a list of Western Muslims threatened with "painful—and fatal—punishment" in the current issue of ISIS magazine Dabiq, ABC News reports. Huma Abedin and Rep. Keith Ellison are joined on the list by British politicians, Department... More »

Clinton 'Often Confused,' Aide Wrote in 2013

Conservative group obtains 2013 email by Huma Abedin

(Newser) - A newly released email about Hillary Clinton is making headlines, though it's not because of a security breach. In it, top aide Huma Abedin tells another aide that Clinton is "easily confused." The full exchange from 2013, as obtained by conservative group Judicial Watch :
  • Abedin to staffer
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Trump Mocks 'Perv' Husband of Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

That would be Anthony Weiner

(Newser) - Donald Trump got especially personal in a line of attack against Hillary Clinton last night, going after aide Huma Abedin and her "perv" husband Anthony Weiner. While speaking in Boston about Clinton's email scandal, Trump said Abedin had access to classified information, reports the Hill . “And who... More »

State Department: We Paid Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Too Much

She's accused of violating rules on sick leave, vacation

(Newser) - Huma Abedin is familiar with scandals, whether they involve her boss , Hillary Clinton, or her husband , Anthony Weiner. Now she's got one of her own to handle. Investigators with the State Department say she was overpaid about $10,000 while she worked there as an aide to Clinton, reports... More »

Nobody Notices Clinton at Chipotle

That may be because she has more fans in Baghdad

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is running for president, but she can still go for a chicken burrito bowl in peace, at least in the Toledo suburb of Maumee in Ohio. Clinton, wearing sunglasses and accompanied by aide Huma Abedin, carried her own tray and attracted almost no attention at all during the... More »

Clinton Addresses Email Brouhaha

Asks State to review, release communications from private account

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's personal email account may soon head for the public domain after all. Following news that a House committee on Benghazi would subpoena her emails , the former secretary of state tweeted yesterday , "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They... More »

6 Highlights From New York's Meaty Hillary Interview

2016, shockingly, comes up

(Newser) - New York magazine just dropped a long cover story on Hillary Clinton. We read all 5,934 words and plucked out some highlights:
  1. Hillary is "not in any hurry" to decided whether she'll run in 2016. She explains: "It's like when you meet somebody at
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Amid Growing Storm, Weiner Dumped By Campaign Manager

As basically everyone races to pronounce his political life DOA

(Newser) - Huma Abedin is thus far still standing behind her man , but the guy running Anthony Weiner's campaign for New York City mayor is not. Weiner's 31-year-old campaign manager, Danny Kedem, has quit, reports the New York Times , in the latest tire to blow out for an increasingly battered... More »

Does Huma Deserve Sympathy or Scorn?

She's getting plenty of both

(Newser) - The new Anthony Weiner revelations have put wife Huma Abedin back in the public eye, even more so this time because she chose to defend him publicly . A sample of the reaction:
  • No sympathy: "Clearly, there is something very wrong with Abedin—whether it’s simply that she shares
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Weiner: Marital Woes Drove My Relapse

Just stop talking, dude, you're making it worse

(Newser) - Yep, he went there: In an email sent to supporters yesterday, Anthony Weiner blamed his post-resignation sexting incident on ... problems with his wife, Huma Abedin. "It was a terrible mistake that I unfortunately returned to during a rough time in our marriage," he wrote, according to the New ... More »

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