Federal Judge P. Kevin Castel has ordered the FBI to release the search warrant that was part of the probe on the computer used by Huma Abedin,a top aide of Hillary Clinton who was also involved in the former Democratic presidential candidate’s email scandal.
Last week during a court hearing in Manhattan, Abedin maintained that she never received a search warrant from the FBI. These were supposed to help the agency carry out extensive investigations on the comr.com/puter used by Abedin’s estranged husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
The bureau ultimately centered on Abedin following the allegations that Clinton and her top aides inappropriately handled classified information using a private non-government server. One of these includes details of the 2012 Benghazi attack, which resulted in the deaths of CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, Seam Smith of the USFS and U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Due to Abedin’s insistence that she never got the warrants, Judge Castel finally ordered the FBI to release these documents in order to determine if she was truly aware of the investigations. Previously, lawyers of Clinton and President Barack Obama’s administration opposed this move in order to protect the secretary of state’s privacy.
But, as noted by Castel, the people’s right to know about the details of the investigation outweigh Clinton’s privacy concerns.
“The documents that are the subject of the application corroborate the existence of an investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails,” the judge said according to The Washington Times. “The strong presumption of access attached to the search warrant and related materials is not overcome by any remaining privacy interest of Secretary Clinton.”
The search warrants issued by the FBI are expected to be released on Tuesday and will most likely be used in the next session of the federal court hearing’s probe on Abedin.