A U.S. official says newly discovered emails that have prompted a new FBI review of the Hillary Clinton email investigation came from a separate sexting probe of former congressman Anthony Weiner.
Federal authorities in New York and North Carolina are investigating online communications between Weiner and a 15-year-old girl.
The official said Friday that the emails referenced by FBI Director James Comey surfaced during that investigation. The official was familiar with the investigation but was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Comey told members of Congress on Friday that newly discovered emails believed to be related to the Clinton case were prompting a new review.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, second from right, pauses while speaking with senior aide Huma Abedin aboard Clinton’s campaign plane while traveling to Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, for a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The New York Times first reported the connection.
The Times reported that the emails were located on devices belonging to Huma Abedin, the wife of scandal-racked Weiner.
In a statement, Clinton campaign chair John Podesta called on Comey to “immediately provide the American public more information.”
“It is extraordinary we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” he tweeted.
Comey in July chided Clinton for her misuse of a private email server, but he stopped short of charging her with any crime, which the Justice Department accepted.
Epoch Times contributed to this report.