WASHINGTON D.C. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump raised the issue of a connection between Hillary Clinton's long time personal aide Huma Adedin and her husband, now disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner months before the FBI reopened the case. On Friday FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers the bureau is reviewing new emails related to her personal server. The newly discovered emails are part of an investigation into Anthony Weiner, according to law enforcement sources. Weiner and Abedin separated after the latest sexting incident.
On August 3rd of 2015 Trump sent out this tweet indicating a connection; "It came out that Huma Abedin knows all about Hillary’s private illegal emails. Huma’s PR husband, Anthony Weiner, will tell the world." And then again in another tweet earlier this year; "“I don’t like Huma going home at night and telling Anthony Weiner all of these secrets.”
The FBI and the New York Police Department have opened preliminary investigations of allegations that Weiner, a former New York Democratic congressman, exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a purportedly underage girl.
The emails in question were sent or received by Abedin, according to a law enforcement official. There were a "considerable number" of emails being reviewed from at least one device shared by Abedin and Weiner, the official said. A separate official described it as thousands of messages.
The FBI is looking at whether any of the newly discovered emails will have an impact on the now-closed investigation into Clinton's server. In his letter, Comey said he was not sure how long the additional review would take and said the FBI "cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant."
The big question is whether the return of the email storm, which has overshadowed her entire campaign, will have an impact on any remaining undecided voters. Before the latest controversy erupted, Clinton had the advantage in the race for the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the presidency. She is leading Trump by six points in CNN's Poll of Polls.