Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner may be headed to prison soon but it seems he is still a problem for his estranged wife, Huma Abedin.
Weiner’s personal laptop computer contained 2,800 government documents that were reportedly found by the FBI, conservative group Judicial Watch reported Tuesday. The documents, related to Abedin’s work as deputy chief of staff for former Secretray of State Hillary Clinton, were received by the U.S. Department of State.
The alleged mishandling of classified materials on the laptop, as documents were sent to Weiner’s computer by Abedin, was revealed just before Election Day 2016 while investigators looked into the disgraced former congressman’s computer.
“This is a disturbing development. Our experience with Abedin’s emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “When will the Justice Department do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law?”
Judicial Watch sued the department in May 2015 after it failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for State Department business emails that were sent or received by Abedin using a non-government email address.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Fitton about the government’s delay in releasing the documents in light of the request being made over one year ago.
“It just seems I hear the same story all the time,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday. “The government has a legal requirement to turn over non-classified documents when citizens request it, when journalists request it…and they don’t, again and again. How do they get around that law?”
“Well, they ignore it,” Fitton responded simply, revealing that, at the current rate, all of Clinton’s emails will finally be released by the year 2020.
“If people knew the amount of information that belongs to them being held by government bureaucrats and officials, they would freak out,” Carlson said.
Court filings by the State Department suggest that some of the material recovered from Weiner’s laptop may be “duplicative” of other records already made public. The department also noted it expects to review and produce all of the documents by the end of 2017.
Abedin filed for divorce earlier this year from Weiner, who will be starting a 21-month prison term on Nov. 6 for sending sexually explicit texts to a 15-year-old girl.
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