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FBI investigators knew about emails weeks ago

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Authorities confirm FBI investigators in the Anthony Weiner sexting investigation knew about the newly-discovered emails that might be relevant to the Hillary Clinton investigation.

FBI Director James Comey said he was briefed Thursday about that development; he told Congress on Friday that investigators had found emails that were potentially relevant to the Clinton investigation.

The emails were found on a device that belonged to Weiner, the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A second law enforcement official also said the FBI was aware for a period of time about the emails before Comey was briefed, but wasn't more specific.

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