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The Anthony Weiner warrant that reopened the Clinton email investigation goes public


A federal court in New York will release the search warrant that gave the FBI the ability to look into a fresh batch of Hillary Clinton emails days before the presidential election.

The Washington Post shared the warrant for former Rep. Anthony Weiner's computer. The warrant, previously withheld, was part of an investigation into a relationship between Weiner and a North Carolina teenager. 

Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The context 

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel said the public had a right to see the warrant, but parts would be blacked out to protect the identities of agents. 

The discovery of the emails prompted FBI Director James Comey to reopen an investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server. Ultimately, no new evidence of wrongdoing was found. Some Clinton supporters say Comey's announcement may have turned away potential voters in crucial swing states.

Abedin said she never received a copy of the warrant against her then-husband.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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