US state department releases classified emails from Hillary Clinton's aide Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner's laptop

Washington: The US state department has released emails from Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, that were found by the FBI on her husband's laptop.

Some of the emails found on former representative Anthony Weiner's laptop were marked classified. It was unclear whether they were deemed classified at the time they were sent or when the state department was preparing them for release.

The emails were released in response to a lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

The state department said it reviews the content of records requested through the Freedom of Information Act to determine whether any information is sensitive or classified.

It said some of the documents released on Friday have "classified information that has been redacted." The FBI found the emails while investigating Weiner.

Updated Date: Dec 30, 2017 22:46:01 IST