The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies are conducting an “urgent investigation” into Clinton emails that were found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, the Department of Justice’s inspector general said Tuesday.
The statement was issued after the FBI said Tuesday that it had discovered thousands of emails on Weiner’s computer that could be relevant to the investigation.
The agency is also looking into emails that may have been shared with Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
Weiner, who was caught on video sexting with a minor and sending explicit photos to the woman, has pleaded not guilty to charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Weiner has been under FBI investigation since January.
On Tuesday, a top Justice Department official told reporters that “we’re not going to shut down” the FBI investigation.
A Justice Department spokesperson told Fox News that the agency had not yet reviewed the inspector general’s report.
“The inspector general was the first one to report this matter,” the spokesperson said.
“We’ve worked closely with him on this investigation and we look forward to reviewing his report.”
Comey told reporters in February that there were a “very small number of emails” that were “inadvertently” deleted from the Weiner laptop, and that he believed there was evidence to support the investigation’s conclusions.
“It was clear to me that the information was being shared on a laptop and I felt I should be able to get it to the people I needed to reach,” Comey said.
The FBI has said that the email probe is “not limited to the emails from this laptop.”