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General News    H3'ed 10/30/16

FBI Obtains Warrant for Newly Discovered Emails in Clinton Probe -- as Reid Accuses Comey of Hatch Act Violation

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The FBI obtained a warrant to search emails related to the Hillary Clinton private server probe that were discovered on ex-congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop, law enforcement officials confirmed Sunday. The warrant came two days after FBI director James Comey revealed the existence of the emails, which law-enforcement sources said were linked to Weiner's estranged wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. On Sunday, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid scolded Comey, saying in a letter that he 'demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be clear intent to aid one political party over another.' Reid added that his office determined that Comey may have violated the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from using their authority to influence elections.

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