FBI has a search warrant to review emails
WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says the FBI has obtained a search warrant to start reviewing newly discovered emails that may be tied to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The emails were discovered on a device seized during an unrelated sexting investigation into former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner. He is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
FBI Director James Comey on Friday said the FBI would take steps to review those emails to see if any were classified.
It’s not clear what connection, if any, the newly discovered emails might have to the Clinton email investigation.
Top Senate Dem says Comey may have broken law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat says FBI Director James Comey may have broken the law by disclosing 11 days before Election Day word of newly discovered emails possibly related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
In a letter late Sunday to Comey, Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada says his office has determined that the FBI director’s actions may have violated the Hatch Act, which limits some political activities of federal employees.
Reid wrote to Comey: “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law.”
The Democrat also railed against what he sees as a double standard by Comey, saying the FBI has “explosive information” about close ties between Republican Donald Trump and the Russian government. Reid says there is no danger to American interests to release that information and accuses Comey of resisting calls to inform the people.
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Sources: FBI investigators knew about emails weeks ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says FBI investigators in the Anthony Weiner sexting probe knew for weeks about the existence of newly discovered emails that might be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
FBI Director James Comey said he was briefed Thursday about that development; he told Congress on Friday that investigators had found emails that were potentially relevant to the Clinton investigation.
The emails were found on a device that belonged to Weiner, the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The official was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
A second law enforcement official also said the FBI was aware for a period of time about the emails before Comey was briefed, but wasn’t more specific.
Dozens of prosecutors chastise Comey in letter
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder and dozens of other former federal prosecutors have signed a letter critical of FBI Director James Comey.
The letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press says Comey broke from Justice Department policy when he alerted Congress to the new discovery of emails potentially related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
That policy is meant to prevent the appearance of prosecutors affecting the electoral process.
The ex-prosecutors say in the letter that Comey’s disclosure has “invited considerable, uninformed public speculation” about the significance of the emails.
Comey has said he felt obligated to notify Congress about the existence of the new emails given his past public statements that the investigation had ended.
The former prosecutors say in the letter the American public deserves more information.
Clinton says she won’t be ‘knocked off course’ in final week
UNDATED (AP) — Hillary Clinton is vowing that she will not be “knocked off course” in the election’s final days, as she seeks to push past a new FBI email inquiry in a sexting probe of her aide’s estranged husband that delivered a late jolt to her race against Republican Donald Trump.
Clinton declared during a packed rally with gay and lesbian supporters in battleground Florida, “I’m not stopping now, we’re just getting warmed up.”
She said “We’re not going to be distracted, no matter what our opponents throw at us.”
Clinton also slammed Trump’s lack of charitable giving, saying “it’s always Donald Trump first and everyone else second.”
Clinton singled out a Washington Post report that Trump attended a fundraiser for young children with HIV but never donated money. She asked “Who does that?”
She said Trump has a “terrible record on LGBT rights” and warned he would nominate Supreme Court justices who would overturn the legality of gay marriage.