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 ClintonHillicon Valley: Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' | Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages | State and local officials beg Congress for more elections funds OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump 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 HolderTrump official criticizes ex-Clinton spokesman over defunding police tweet Obama to speak about George Floyd in virtual town hall GOP group launches redistricting site 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 ReidMcConnell warns Democrats not to change filibuster rule Filibuster reform gains steam with Democrats The Hill's Morning Report - Trump wants executive order on policing; silent on pending bills 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 TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad 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.”