The State Department said Tuesday that got 2,800 government records from FBI about Huma Abedin, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife.
The records were found on Weiner’s private laptop, and they were mainly about Abedin’s work as deputy chief of staff for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
After refusing to respond to the Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, the State Department received a lawsuit form the watchdog group and was ordered by court to release the documents.
“The State Department has identified approximately 2,800 work-related documents among the documents provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the State Department’s filing said.
The State Department will complete the review and production of the FBI documents till Dec. 31, 2017, even though the government suggested that some of the documents are “duplicative” of other records that already are public.
Fitton said that a “serious investigation” into the matter needs to be done.
“When will the Justice Department do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law?” he asked.
The State Department already released 23 sets of record about the case and is also processing 100,000 emails that were not released by Clinton.
Judicial Watch has released 20 productions of records about this case that “show examples of mishandling of classified information and instances of pay to play between the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation.”
The group pointed out that Clinton didn’t turn in around 627 emails along with the 55,000 pages of emails she gave, and disputed her claim that “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails have been released to the State Department.
In September, Weiner was sentenced to 21-27 months in prison for sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl by sending her a sexually explicit material.
The investigators searched his laptop for evidence and discovered the Abedin’s work-related records.
Earlier this year Abedin filed for a divorce.
In her new book, “What Happened,” Clinton said Abedin “burst into tears” when she found out FBI re-opened the Clinton probe into the email scandal.