FBI obtains warrant to review emails possibly linked to Clinton case

In this March 12, 2012 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters. Newly released emails show State Department staffers wrestled in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's home email server. They temporarily disabled security features, which left the server more vulnerable to hackers. Weeks later, hackers attacked the server so seriously it was shut down. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS NEWS) — A law enforcement official says the FBI has obtained a search warrant to start reviewing newly discovered emails that may be tied to the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The emails were discovered on a device seized during an unrelated sexting investigation into former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Ex-Congressman Weiner, estrained husband of Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin, has been at the center of several so-called sexting scandals.

His most recent incident was allegedly sexting with a teen girl from North Carolina, prompted a federal investigation.

FBI Director James Comey on Friday said the FBI would take steps to review those emails to see if any were classified.

It’s not clear what connection, if any, the newly discovered emails might have to the Clinton email investigation.

CBS News reported that after obtaining that warrant Sunday night, FBI investigators are now looking at the newly-discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server.

The emails were discovered on a laptop belonging Weiner.

Abedin had an email address linked to Clinton’s private server and was previously interviewed by the FBI. Sources tell CBS News that Abedin had no knowledge of her emails being on that device.

It is not clear whether these emails contain classified information or if they are copies of emails the FBI has already seen.

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