Could FBI Probe Lead to Huma Abedin Resigning From Clinton Campaign?
FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Friday that the bureau is reviewing new emails related to Hillary Clinton's private email server.
The emails were reportedly discovered when the bureau seized devices belonging to Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife Huma Abedin while investigating the former congressman's alleged sexting with an underage girl.
Could this stunning development lead to Abedin, a top Clinton aide, resigning from the campaign?
On "On The Record" tonight, Karl Rove explained that emails uncovered from the seized devices could contradict what Abedin told the bureau in sworn testimony.
"So what we may have here is a question of her veracity, and she may be at risk of telling lies to federal officials," Rove said.
He noted that could lead to potential obstruction of justice or perjury charges.
Rove said that leaves Clinton with the question: If these new emails appear to implicate Abedin, is it in the best interest of the campaign for her to step away?
Sean Trende said that the Clinton campaign clearly wants the FBI email probe story to disappear, but he's unsure if Abedin's resignation would accomplish that or actually add fuel to the fire.
He said that today's developments leave the campaign in somewhat of a "no-win situation."
"The one thing that they do not want is for email headlines to dominate for the next 11 days."
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