A Manhattan federal judge has ordered the public release of the search warrant that FBI agents used toreopen their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server just weeks before the presidential election.
Redacted versions of an FBI search warrant related to emails of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin — discovered during an underage sexting investigation of her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner — will be released Tuesday, Judge P. Kevin Castel ruled.
In a court filing Monday, Castel ordered that identifying information about Weiner and Abedin be scrubbed from the warrant and other related documents before they were made public.
Information about several law enforcement agents involved in the case will also be redacted.
Emails between Abedin and Clinton, which were found on Weiner’s computer in an unrelated investigation, spurred the FBI to reopen its probe into the former presidential candidate’s email server less than two weeks before Election Day.
Federal authorities currently are looking into whether Weiner exchanged sext messages with a 15-year-old girl.
The unsealing order comes after lawyer and genealogist E. Randol Schoenberg filed a petition asking for the documents to be made public.
Schoenberg argued that the public had a First Amendment right to see them because the investigation into Clinton has been closed.
In his ruling, Castel agreed.
“Secretary Clinton or her recent presidential campaign have responded to comments made about her by Director [James] Comey. She has little remaining privacy interest in the release of documents identifying her as the subject of this investigation,” the judge wrote.
“The strong presumption of access attached to the search warrant and related materials is not overcome by any remaining privacy interest of Secretary Clinton.”
The warrant and other documents will be made public by noon Tuesday, barring appeal.