We should really offer a tip of the hat to Judicial Watch for the dogged battle they’ve waged to gain public access to the pile of Hillary Clinton emails found on the laptop of Anthony “Carlos Danger” Weiner. While the fight in the courts with the State Department has dragged on far longer than it should have, the documents have finally been released. We should also offer our condolences to whichever investigators had to sift through all the rest of the, er… “material” which was probably lurking on that hard drive in order to find the emails. And as had long been suspected, there was some red hot material there.

No, we’re not talking about whatever photos Weiner may have been storing to send to his underage, female paramours, but rather the documents which his wife, Huma Abedin had obviously been shuffling around. As it turns out, at least four of the documents were classified. (Fox News)

The State Department on Friday released a batch of work-related emails from the account of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were discovered by the FBI on a laptop belonging to Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.

At least four of the documents released Friday are marked “classified.”

One November 2010 document that was released shows Abedin forwarding an email to an address titled “Anthony Campaign.”

Former FBI Director James Comey said during a congressional hearing earlier this year that he believed Abedin regularly forwarded emails to Weiner for him to print out so she could give them to Clinton.

Comey famously said in July 2016 that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified emails on a private server.

One of the emails was a “call sheet” which had been prepared for Hillary Clinton, briefing her on an upcoming phone call with the Saudi Foreign Minister. You’ll recall that this was from 2010 and Clinton was still serving as Secretary of State at the time. That one and at least three others didn’t just contain information which was later determined to be classified. They were labeled classified. Anyone remember the dancing on the head of a pin which took place during the campaign when the Clinton team insisted that anything not marked classified wasn’t really classified? And they weren’t just on the secret bathroom server… they showed up on the private Carlos Danger laptop, completely outside of the reach of the government.

Doesn’t that sound, at a minimum, grossly negligent to you? Oh, wait… I’m sorry. I forgot that we’re not supposed to say it was grossly negligent. It was “extremely careless.” (Or so we have been assured by the FBI.)

Now, assuming anyone was interested in such old news, we once again come back to the question of the original FBI investigation. If memory serves, both Abedin and Cheryl Mills were called in by the FBI and told them that they didn’t even know about the existence of the secret server. And that was in 2016. But here we have evidence from 2010 of Abedin forwarding classified documents from the secret server to an account called “Anthony Campaign” which is presumably the email account on her husband’s laptop. So doesn’t that mean that she (and possibly Mills) lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during their probe of the case?

It seems to me that I’ve been hearing a lot lately about how people who lie to the FBI are in a lot of trouble and could face jail time, even if the subject of the conversation they lied about wasn’t illegal. In this instance we’re talking about a clearly illegal act, specifically sending obviously marked classified State Department documents to a private laptop controlled by someone without a security clearance. If lying to the FBI is such a big deal, aren’t we being a bit selective in prosecution if somebody isn’t indicted over this? Or does the fact that Clinton and Abedin are no longer in the mix for a national political office mean that we simply don’t bother?

Something highly dubious has been going on at the FBI, the Justice Department, the State Department and God only knows where else. If this story simply disappears down the memory hole we deserve to know why.