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molova

(543 posts)
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:18 PM Oct 2016

Exclusive: FBI still does not have warrant to review new Clinton emails

Source: Yahoo News

FBI Director James Comey wrote his bombshell letter to Congress on Friday about newly discovered emails that were potentially “pertinent” to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server before agents were able to review any of the material because the bureau had not yet gotten a search warrant to read them, three government officials who have been briefed on the probe told Yahoo News.

When Comey wrote the letter, “he had no idea what was in the content of the emails,” one of the officials said, referring to recently discovered emails that were found on the laptop of disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Weiner is under investigation for allegedly sending illicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl.

As of Saturday night, the FBI had still not gotten approval from the Justice Department for a warrant that would allow them to read any of the newly discovered Abedin emails, and therefore are still in the dark about whether they include any classified material that the bureau has not already seen.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/comey-wrote-bombshell-letter-to-congress-before-fbi-had-reviewed-new-emails-220219586.html



Nor should Comey get a warrant.
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Exclusive: FBI still does not have warrant to review new Clinton emails (Original Post) molova Oct 2016 OP
Had they been incriminating against Hillary in any way, they would have no doubt been leaked. forest444 Oct 2016 #1
"Mary" indeed.. asiliveandbreathe Oct 2016 #5
Ah, to each his own. forest444 Oct 2016 #10
And what a hypocrite.. asiliveandbreathe Oct 2016 #12
Indeed. A very Republican character, for lack of a better word. forest444 Oct 2016 #13
Along with Trump's late buddy Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2016 #20
Right. It's too bad Hillary couldn't mention that Trump's lawyer in that DOJ discrimination suit forest444 Oct 2016 #27
Here's an alluring little number, coquettish and free - NBachers Oct 2016 #24
Ha! Hoover never looked better. forest444 Oct 2016 #26
Thanks- Long time since I've seen Whatever Happened to Baby Jane- NBachers Oct 2016 #28
Here's Woody Allen's version: forest444 Oct 2016 #30
This story is a bogus re-direct. CYA from Comey. DURHAM D Oct 2016 #2
Indeed. It's why he can't move his ass. nt msanthrope Oct 2016 #6
Hey, I found a package in my mailbox. Stonepounder Oct 2016 #3
President Obama has to speak on Comey's behavior Thrill Oct 2016 #4
No. Comey is still hanging himself. Let's not interrupt. nt msanthrope Oct 2016 #7
Good grief (reference to deity almighty) gordianot Oct 2016 #8
Misleading headline spooky3 Oct 2016 #9
How did he release information about bucolic_frolic Oct 2016 #11
Maybe Comey didn't know but some RW agent sure probably did/does. Ligyron Oct 2016 #14
How difficult can it be for the FBI to make the case for a warrant? LiberalFighter Oct 2016 #15
And then hope the politicized Republican Committee does it. Coyotl Oct 2016 #18
Thousands of e-mails BS videohead5 Oct 2016 #16
but is there a little "c" on each email that means "Comey was here"? Sancho Oct 2016 #17
The Sunday morning political media sorefeet Oct 2016 #19
So how does he know there are Hillary's e-mails on the computer Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2016 #21
Some Trump surrogate probably gave him the inside scoop. Kablooie Oct 2016 #32
Ironically, he wouldn't GET a warrant under normal circumstances. He has absolutely no evidence TrollBuster9090 Oct 2016 #23
With all the attention this will get, you don't think he'll cross every T and dot every I? Upin Oct 2016 #35
Fire Comey! He had no cause to comment on anything but the fact that they found no Nitram Oct 2016 #25
looks like this story has legs.. bench scientist Oct 2016 #29
I'll tell you what the email was about - Anthony and Huma Wiener went to a Clinton Foundation haele Oct 2016 #38
If no one read them how the hell do they know they are pertinent to the email investigation? Kablooie Oct 2016 #31
Maybe he has access to another set of e-mails... Upin Oct 2016 #36
The more I learn about this story the more pissed off I get at Comey. SunSeeker Oct 2016 #33
He needs to go. He is a Republican hack and the FBI cannot possibly be trusted with anything so long WIProgressive88 Oct 2016 #37

forest444

(5,902 posts)
1. Had they been incriminating against Hillary in any way, they would have no doubt been leaked.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:20 PM
Oct 2016

J. Edgar "Mary" Hoover would be proud.

asiliveandbreathe

(8,203 posts)
12. And what a hypocrite..
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:35 PM
Oct 2016

... J. Edgar Hoover, a reminder that his persecution of gay people destroyed thousands of lives and careers. -

forest444

(5,902 posts)
13. Indeed. A very Republican character, for lack of a better word.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:39 PM
Oct 2016

Him, and Roy Cohn.

You might remember the documentary Outrage from a few years back. Really paints a picture of today's GOP, sadly.

forest444

(5,902 posts)
27. Right. It's too bad Hillary couldn't mention that Trump's lawyer in that DOJ discrimination suit
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:21 PM
Oct 2016

was none other than Roy Cohn.

I remember reading that the day his death was announced, half of Manhattan threw a party. Far be from me to dance on someone's grave, but Cohn certainly hurt a lot of people.

NBachers

(17,233 posts)
28. Thanks- Long time since I've seen Whatever Happened to Baby Jane-
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:28 PM
Oct 2016

Maybe that will be my Halloween night movie this year.

I could've done a better job on the Hoover dress; the neck looks too smooth; but it was just a rush to get the point across. The woman, by the way, is Betty Furness.

Stonepounder

(4,033 posts)
3. Hey, I found a package in my mailbox.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:23 PM
Oct 2016

I have no idea of whether it has anything incriminating or has anything to do with Hillary's email server. But I'm sending an email to Mr. Comey in case he wants to write another letter to Congress saying it might, perhaps, potentially have something to do with her server. It could be relevant, since I have received both email and snail mail from her asking me to donate to her campaign.

gordianot

(15,277 posts)
8. Good grief (reference to deity almighty)
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:27 PM
Oct 2016

After all they are dealing with a serious issue with a sexual pedophile.

spooky3

(34,589 posts)
9. Misleading headline
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:29 PM
Oct 2016

There is no evidence that they are "Clinton" emails. I get that the headline writer wants to communicate with non-political-enthusiast readers so that they know which emails the article is discussing. But this practice perpetuates the wrong of Comey's innuendo.

bucolic_frolic

(43,709 posts)
11. How did he release information about
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:33 PM
Oct 2016

something that the FBI didn't even have legal possession of?

This is getting murky

Ligyron

(7,667 posts)
14. Maybe Comey didn't know but some RW agent sure probably did/does.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:45 PM
Oct 2016

Not granting him a warrant will slow down the release of any favorable information way past the election, which may be the case anyway but then he would have an excuse for sure.

Right now, people not familiar with how any of this works (most people) assume the worst. I really hope those saying there's no connection to HRC are right, but how do we know this for sure? Because some FBI "source" said so to someone?

As I've stated elsewhere, all the Dems need to go balls out, screaming crazy about how this is unfair, interfering with an election, violation of the Hatch Act from the surrogates on up to the AG and DOJ. File lawsuits, be on TV every second available like the GrOPers do all the time. Being nice has never worked for us and this is an emergency.

 

Coyotl

(15,262 posts)
18. And then hope the politicized Republican Committee does it.
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 09:25 PM
Oct 2016

And then hope there is an email that provides a way to burn the witch who should have stayed home and baked cookies like women are supposed to, or did I miss something?

videohead5

(2,211 posts)
16. Thousands of e-mails BS
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:54 PM
Oct 2016

But they are not all Huma's and only some are work related to the state department.

Sancho

(9,073 posts)
17. but is there a little "c" on each email that means "Comey was here"?
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 09:04 PM
Oct 2016

...the FBI is pissed because Hillary is smarter than they are...and she's female...and they can't stand it.

sorefeet

(1,241 posts)
19. The Sunday morning political media
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 09:29 PM
Oct 2016

will have a hay day with this tomorrow. And they won't tell the whole story. Wallace, Stephanopolis and Todd.

TrollBuster9090

(5,955 posts)
23. Ironically, he wouldn't GET a warrant under normal circumstances. He has absolutely no evidence
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:39 PM
Oct 2016

He has absolutely no probable cause. No evidence that there is anything illegal in Abedin's emails. Congress sent the FBI out to determine if CLINTON sent classified documents from a non-secured server, and they found basically no evidence of that.

That being said, Abedin HERSELF should probably give them permission to look at her emails. Because if they're not looked at, the GOP will continue to claim there's evidence of wrong doing in there.

Upin

(115 posts)
35. With all the attention this will get, you don't think he'll cross every T and dot every I?
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 08:42 AM
Oct 2016

At this point, he knows that everything will be scrutinized to the gnat's ass.

Nitram

(23,144 posts)
25. Fire Comey! He had no cause to comment on anything but the fact that they found no
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:07 PM
Oct 2016

evidence to charge Clinton. He now throws a bomb into the election less than two weeks before the vote. This is not the way our democracy works.

bench scientist

(1,107 posts)
29. looks like this story has legs..
Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:35 PM
Oct 2016

"“We do not have a warrant,” a senior law enforcement official told[ yahoo new reporter] Isikoff. “Discussions are under way [between the FBI and the Justice Department] as to the best way to move forward.”
An official told Isikoff that Comey “had no idea what was in the content of the emails” when he sent his letter to Congress on Friday advising them that he is reviewing new materials that may prove pertinent to the investigation against Clinton.

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/we-do-not-have-a-warrant-fbi-admits-comey-jumped-the-gun-with-clinton-email-announcement/

haele

(12,724 posts)
38. I'll tell you what the email was about - Anthony and Huma Wiener went to a Clinton Foundation
Mon Oct 31, 2016, 01:41 PM
Oct 2016

Fundraiser. And being a married couple, they were sending email back and forth about the preparations and maybe if they would make an extra donation or not, because it was an f'n charity in which the money actually went to the cause, rather than to pay off lawsuits and pay for a new plane.

So, whatever they emailed to each other may prove pertinent to the witch-hunt, err, investigation against Clinton.

Haele

Kablooie

(18,658 posts)
31. If no one read them how the hell do they know they are pertinent to the email investigation?
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 01:14 AM
Oct 2016

I don't understand how this works.

Upin

(115 posts)
36. Maybe he has access to another set of e-mails...
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 08:43 AM
Oct 2016

... that were sent wherever he is trying to gain access to?

WIProgressive88

(314 posts)
37. He needs to go. He is a Republican hack and the FBI cannot possibly be trusted with anything so long
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 12:08 PM
Oct 2016

as he is in charge.

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