Abedin says she doesn't know how her emails ended up on Weiner's laptop: report
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Longtime Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm MORE aide Huma Abedin told her colleagues she does not know how her emails ended up on her now-estranged husband's laptop, Politico reported.


Abedin said she was surprised when she learned the FBI had found her emails on the device belonging to former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the news outlet reported.

Her comments come after FBI Director James Comey on Friday sent a letter to lawmakers about the review of new emails the bureau found "pertinent" to its investigation into Clinton's use of a private server while secretary of State.

The emails were discovered during a separate investigation into Weiner over an alleged online relationship with a 15-year-old girl.  

On Sunday, news surfaced that the FBI had obtained a warrant to search the newly discovered emails located on a laptop found in connection with the Weiner investigation.

The new email review has set off a political firestorm with Election Day just more than a week away.

Democrats and Clinton aides are pushing the FBI to release more details about the significance of the newly discovered emails. Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderFeds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner The old 'state rights' and the new state power The Hill's Morning Report — Harris brings her A game to Miami debate MORE in an op-ed published Sunday night railed on the FBI director's decision to send the letter and saying Comey had made a mistake.

Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidSteyer's impeachment solution is dead wrong The Hill's Morning Report - House Democrats clash over next steps at border Democrats look to demonize GOP leader MORE (D-Nev.) said Comey might have broken the law with his decision.

Members of Clinton's campaign have called the letter unprecedented.

Meanwhile, aides to Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE are seizing on the new information in an attempt to use it against Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

The significance of the emails that were found has not been made clear.

On Sunday, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Abedin had been fully cooperative with the FBI investigation. 

"I don't think she knows anything more than what we've seen in the press to date," Podesta told CNN's "State of the Union." 

"I’m sure ... if people — proper authorities want to ask her questions, they'll ask her questions, but she's been fully cooperative in this investigation.”