Speculation has been rampant after news broke on Friday about the FBI’s reopening of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
At least 10,000 emails were found by the FBI on a laptop owned by Clinton top aide and long-time friend Huma Abedin and her disgraced husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY. Weiner, now separated from Abedin, is under investigation for his inappropriate interactions with a teenager. FBI officials investigating Weiner have reportedly found tens of thousands of emails on a laptop the couple shared that were not turned over to FBI investigators that some in the FBI have indicated are relevant to the Clinton case.
Almost immediately, Clinton called on FBI Directory James Comey to release additional details saying that both she and the American people deserve to know more about what is being investigated, especially with the presidential election less than two weeks away. But reports also indicate that Clinton herself has not posed a similar challenge to Abedin.
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook appeared on Fox News Sunday with the FBI investigation taking center stage.
“Why wouldn’t she ask Huma?” host Chris Wallace asked Mook.
“You and I are on the same page. I want to know what’ in these emails, too. [The letter] says nothing about Huma. [Comey] just said he has information that might be significant, but we don’t even know if it is,” Mook answered.
Mook was referring to a letter sent by Comey to leaders of several congressional committees on Friday informing them of his decision to reopen the Clinton investigation.
But Wallace pressed the Clinton campaign manager further:
“There is someone who knows what’s in all those emails, and that’s Huma Abedin. Has Secretary Clinton asked her what’s in those emails?” Wallace asked.
Still, Mook demurred.
“Why wouldn’t she ask anybody? They could be from anybody in the world,” Mook said, calling for Director Comey to release more information. He also consistently refused to answer why Clinton would not ask Abedin about the issue herself.
Clinton and campaign chairman John Podesta both made claims late on Friday that the memo had only been sent to Republicans in a clear attempt to politicize Comey’s decision,. In fact, the letter was written to committee chairs (who are Republican due to the current balance of power in Congress) and copied to Democratic congressional leaders as well.
Watch the exchange here: