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FOIA News: State Dep't releases Huma Abedin emails found on Weiner's computer

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

State Department releases emails from computer Huma Abedin shared with Anthony Weiner

By Brent D. Griffiths, Politico, Dec. 29, 2017

The State Department on Friday released 2,800 work-related emails from Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, that were found by the FBI on the laptop computer of Abedin’s husband, disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York.

Five of the messages from Abedin were marked classified, like numerous other emails that were sent or received by Clinton or her aides then deemed classified by the State Department in the process of preparing them for public release in response to Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits. Friday’s batch of emails is connected to a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative group that is seeking access to work messages Abedin sent from a personal email account.

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