BREAKING: Huma Abedin Negotiating With FBI Over Emails
The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Huma Abedin to conduct a full search of new emails discovered on her husband's computer that turned up during another investigation, CNN reported Sunday.
Investigators believe it's likely the newly recovered trove will include emails that were deleted from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's server before the FBI took possession of it as part of an earlier investigation that many thought had concluded in July, CNN reported.
The FBI still has not yet sought a search warrant for the emails, law enforcement sources told CNN.
Investigators need a search warrant to permit investigators to review thousands of emails on a computer Abedin shared with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, officials said.
The new search warrant is needed because investigators only had the authority to probe Weiner, who is accused of having sexually explicit communications with an underage girl.
The FBI's New York office stumbled on the Abedin emails while they were reviewing emails and other communications on the computer, which was considered to belong to Weiner, the officials told CNN.