What has made Friday's political fiasco - which started with the FBI's announcement it has reopened its probe into Hillary's emails - especially chaotic is that, at least officially, few official institutions have had access to the Abedin emails that are at the center of the new probe for various legal reasons as described below, and is the reason why the Clinton Campaign has been so forceful in demanding that the FBI provide additional information into what is contained among the "tens of thousands of emails" found on Anthony Weiner's notebook, which as the NYT reported was seized on October 3.
Federal authorities had seized four devices from Abedin and her estranged husband Weiner, including a laptop the former congressman used to send the sexual messages to the fifteen-year old girl. According to The New York Post, agents did not read the e-mails seized, because their warrant only covered Weiner's messages.
This also means that FBI agents knew early this month about the new emails that the agency now says are "pertinent" to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server, but did not brief FBI Director James Comey until late last week. Comey was reportedly told about the new messages on Thursday, The Washington Post reported.