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 ClintonThe dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket 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 HolderState courts become battlegrounds in redistricting fights New Hampshire Republicans advance map with substantially redrawn districts Michigan redistricting spat exposes competing interests in Democratic coalition 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 ReidThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Connected Commerce Council - Biden faces reporters as his agenda teeters Biden hits one-year mark in dire straits 'All or nothing' won't bolster American democracy: Reform the filibuster and Electoral Count Act 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 TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump 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.”