Emails released by the State Department prove that Huma Abedin lied under oath to the FBI when she claimed she didn’t preserve copies of her emails with Hillary Clinton.
In fact, Abedin backed up copies of the conversations to her husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Abedin was Clinton’s deputy chief of staff at the State Department and served as the vice chair of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She was cleared by the FBI after an investigation of the former Secretary of State’s use of a private server when handling classified material.
We now know, however, that Abedin repeatedly lied to the FBI.
Remember when Comey horrified Democrats by revealing in October that the email probe on Clinton would continue due to the discovery of emails on Weiner’s laptop?
Clinton still maintains that this cost her the election, noting that the renewed investigation had only uncovered emails that were already known to the probe. As it turns out, though, those laptop emails really did prove more wrongdoing by the Clinton team, because, according to Abadin’s testimony, they weren’t supposed to exist.
The Daily Mail reports:
The emails, released at the end of December, show that they had been put on Weiner’s laptop by a BlackBerry archiving program.
A tech expert told Dailymail.com that Abedin would have to have activated the backup program and may well have plugged her device into the laptop – raising further questions over her testimony to the FBI […]
Last Thursday it was revealed that the Department of Justice is looking again at the Clinton email investigation, after President Donald Trump’s provocative tweet calling for ‘jail’ for Abedin. It is also being examined by the FBI’s Inspector General […]
Abedin had told FBI investigators that she did not have a method of preserving the emails she exchanged on a private server with Clinton.
‘Abedin stated that she lost most of her old emails as a result of the transition [from the State Department].
‘She had only accessed clintonemail.com through a web portal and did not have a method for archiving her old emails prior to the transition,’ said notes taken during an FBI interview of Huma Abedin on April 5, 2016.
Abedin gave a similar response when she was deposed under oath by attorneys from Judicial Watch on June 28, 2016.
‘With respect to those State Department work-related emails on the Clintonemail.com accounts, what did you do, if anything, to preserve those emails?’ asked an attorney with Judicial Watch, according to a transcript of the deposition.
Abedin responded that she ‘did not do anything to preserve those emails’.
Abedin told the FBI that she had no method for preserving the emails she exchanged on a private server with Clinton.
Last Week, a tweet by President Donald Trump suggested jail time for Abein.
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Now that we know Abedine lied under oath to the FBI, we have to wonder if she can really get away with it, just because she’s Huma Abedin.