Lawyer: Huma Abedin Didn’t Know Her Emails Were On Weiner’s Laptop

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Senior Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin did not know that her emails ended up on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s computer, NBC reported Monday.

“She only learned for the first time on Friday, from press reports, of the possibility that a laptop belonging to Mr. Weiner could contain emails of hers,” Abedin’s lawyer, Karen Dunn, said in a statement to NBC.

In a surprise Friday afternoon announcement, FBI director James Comey informed members of Congress that emails found on Weiner’s laptop during an investigation into his exchanges with a 15-year-old girl could be related to their probe into Clinton’s private email server.

While the emails’ pertinence to the Clinton probe remains unclear, the Justice Department on Monday informed lawmakers that the agency was working “as expeditiously as possible” to investigate them.

Dunn said that Abedin has not yet been contacted by the FBI, but that she “complied fully and voluntarily” with prior investigations into the server and would continue to do so.

Read Dunn’s full statement below via NBC’s Bradd Jaffy:

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