We’re sure Weiner never worked for Hillary. No one is a fan of this guy. So someone is lying. And all directions point at Huma. She should come clean now or it could mean big trouble for her down the road.
Huma Abedin’s lawyer has thrown new confusion into the Clinton email probe – saying she never used the laptop seized by the FBI where the messages were found.
In a dramatic development, Abedin’s newly-hired attorney claimed that the laptop was solely in the possession of the Hillary Clinton aide’s ex-husband, pervert Anthony Weiner.
The claim on Abedin’s behalf deepens the mystery of how emails relevant to the Clinton server investigation could be found on his laptop.
Initial reports had suggested the device was shared by Abedin and Weiner before their estrangement.
But Karen Dunn told Politico the computer belonged to Weiner alone.
Dunn – who is a Clinton insider who helped the candidate prepare for her debates with Donald Trump – claimed that Abedin only learned about the FBI move on Friday.
She said Abedin learned ‘from press reports of the possibility that a laptop belonging to Mr Weiner could contain emails of hers’.
‘While the FBI has not contacted us about this, Ms. Abedin will continue to be, as she always has been, forthcoming and cooperative,’ Dunn said in a statement released to Politico.
‘From the beginning, Ms. Abedin has complied fully and voluntarily with State Department and law enforcement requests, including sitting for hours-long interviews and providing her work-related and potentially work-related documents.’
She claimed that Abedin’s ‘ willing cooperation has been praised’ by law enforcement previously, as well as by members of Congress.
Abedin’s personal and political future is now in huge doubt and her decision to hire Dunn emphasizes how high the stakes are.
If she is found by the FBI to have breached the law on handling classified information she could face prosecution with the possibility of prison, while she may also face a perjury probe over why she claimed under oath to have handed over all the devices she knew to contain emails.
Abedin swore under oath while testifying in a lawsuit brought against the State Department by Judicial Watch that she had handed over all of her devices that could hold emails relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
A federal perjury conviction carries a maximum sentence of five years.
Dunn’s defense of her as having not used the laptop appears to be an answer to the perjury claim.
The scandal leaves the Clinton campaign facing disaster after FBI director James Comey announced their discovery had led him to reopen the investigation into Clinton with 11 days until the election.
Agents from the FBI New York field office stumbled on what they thought were pertinent emails when they were searching the laptop during their sexting investigation.