FBI uncovered 340,000 Clinton emails on Weiner’s devices, new book claims
Sent to Huma Abedin, Weiner’s estranged wife, using hillaryclinton.com address
They were found during a probe into Weiner’s explicit messages to a teen girl
The discovery, according to one agent, was like ‘dropping a bomb’ in a room
James Comey probed Clinton’s private email server days before 2016 election
Stunned FBI agents who uncovered thousands of Hillary Clinton emails while examining Anthony Weiner’s electronic devices for explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl described the discovery as an ‘oh s**t’ moment, a new book claims.
A technician tasked with rifling through Weiner’s iPad, iPhone and laptop found 340,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin, Weiner’s estranged wife, many using a hillaryclinton.com address.
At an FBI briefing that week, one member of the team described the discovery of Clinton’s use of the use of a private email server as like ‘dropping a bomb in the middle of the meeting.
‘One agent was “scared” as he pressed on his superiors to follow up on the bombshell discovery, James B. Stewart writes in his new book Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law.
The investigation was sparked by DailyMail.com’s revelation in September 2016 that the 55-year-old disgraced congressman had a months-long online relationship with the troubled teenager.
He asked her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits for him on a video messaging app and pressed her to engage in ‘rape fantasies’.
Deep State says that the new emails that were found on Weiner’s devices by a lowly but determined FBI case officer.
James B. Stewart’s new book Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law is out today
‘I’m telling you that we have potentially ten times the volume that Director Comey said we had on the record,’ the agent told Stewart. ‘Why isn’t anybody here?’
Nobody at the FBI was taking action so he went outside the chain of command to New York prosecutors, starting a chain of events that led to James Comey reopening the investigation days before the 2016 election.