Day 5: Huma Abedin Still Missing From The Campaign Trail

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Nov 01, 2016 12:25 PM
Day 5: Huma Abedin Still Missing From The Campaign Trail

Huma Abedin, the estranged wife of disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, has been working closely by Hillary Clinton's side since her time as an intern at age 19. She's now 40-years-old. 

When news broke on Friday the FBI was reopening its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Abedin immediately left the campaign trail with the most crucial of days of the 2016 presidential campaign ahead. She reportedly told friends she doesn't know how her emails ended up on her husband's computer, which were found by FBI agents investigating Weiner for alleged sexting of an underage girl. Her attorney Karen Dunn says she is willing to cooperate with the investigation. 

A lawyer for top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that Abedin did not know that her emails were on a computer that belonged to her estranged husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner.

In a statement, attorney Karen Dunn, who has also been a Clinton adviser, said that Abedin "only learned for the first time on Friday, from press reports, of the possibility that a laptop belonging to Mr. Weiner could contain emails of hers."

Law enforcement officials previously told NBC News that Abedin used the laptop to send thousands of emails to Clinton.

Dunn said that the FBI had not contacted them about the issue, though she added that "Ms. Abedin will continue to be, as she always has been, forthcoming and cooperative."

Regardless, we still don't know where she is. 

If an equal staffer on the Republican side of the presidential race ware to be in this position, media trucks and reporters would be scouring a number of locations to find the individual under fire. That doesn't seem to be the case with Abedin.

It's worth noting Abedin repeatedly urged Clinton to use an official State.gov email address during her time at the State Department and expressed concern over communication between Clinton on President Obama on her unsecured, private server.