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The FBI probably won't finish its Clinton email review before the election

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The FBI likely won't finish reviewing new emails, which could be linked to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, before the election on Nov. 8. 

Law enforcement officials told CNN the task of cataloging former Clinton aide Huma Abedin's emails that were found on her estranged husband's laptop could be complete within the next few days. 


But, after all, that is finished, investigators will have to coordinate with other federal agencies to determine whether the emails contain confidential information. CNN reports it is unlikely there will be a resolution prior to the election. 

"From the beginning, Ms. Abedin has complied fully and voluntarily with State Department and law enforcement requests, including sitting for hours-long interviews and providing her work-related and potentially work-related documents," Abedin's lawyer said in a statement to CNN. 


Investigators are using software to isolate the emails on Weiner's computer that could be useful to the Clinton investigation, CNN reports. 

Once that is complete, investigators hope to determine whether the people who sent or received the emails knew the information was classified. 

One official told CNN they have done everything possible to streamline the process. 

FBI Director James Comey has been criticized for his decision to notify Congress of the new emails on Friday. 

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid accused him of breaking federal law and violating the Hatch Act,  which prohibits federal employees from using their official authority to influence an election.

However, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, emphasized Monday that President Obama still has confidence in Comey. 

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