If you want to bury something, the perfect time to release it is Friday evening of the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Case in point: the State Department has released the e-mails Huma Abedin had on husband Anthony Weiner's computer. CNN reports that many of them were classified as "confidential" and thus are heavily redacted, but have been released after Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for "All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-'state.gov' email address."
The e-mails found on Weiner's computer, according to the FBI, mostly came from a document backup, but some were manually forwarded. Then-FBI Director James Comey testified earlier this year that there was no indication that Abedin "had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law."
Judicial Watch disagreed:
.@JudicialWatch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on release of Huma Abedin emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop: "Yet another really grave national security crime that Mr. Comey apparently thinks is no big deal." https://t.co/xAzOlbGImt pic.twitter.com/YwvR2CIL3E— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) December 29, 2017
That these government docs were on Anthony Weiner’s laptop dramatically illustrates the need for the Justice Department to finally do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law. Learn more here: https://t.co/nvgtMjXipQ https://t.co/1x8nCYLJoo— Judicial Watch (@JudicialWatch) December 29, 2017
I guess 2017 is ending with the same kind of insanity that marked the entire year.