13:43 GMT31 July 2021
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    The unsealed search warrant in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails shows that agency director James Comey's letter to US Congress was unnecessary, the former Democratic presidential candidate’s lawyer, David Kendall, said in a statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The warrant was issued in October in order for the FBI to search emails for any messages sent to or from Clinton on the laptop belonging to her longtime aide Huma Abedin’s estranged husband Anthony Weiner.

    "Today's release of the FBI affidavit highlights the extraordinary impropriety of Director Comey’s October 28 letter, publicized two days before the affidavit," Kendall said on Tuesday. "[It] produced devastating but predictable damage politically and which was both legally unauthorized and factually unnecessary."

    The attorney added that the court filing proves that the FBI had no reasons to determine that the correspondence was somehow related to the investigation closed in July.

    None of the emails that were on the laptop changed the FBI’s prior decision not to recommend criminal charges against Clinton.


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