Hillary Clinton’s email drama is not over just yet.
A federal judge has ordered that the search warrant used by the FBI to search Anthony Weiner’s laptop for Clinton-related emails be made public.
“Ordinarily, a person whose conduct is the subject of a criminal investigation but is not charged with a crime should not have his or her reputation sullied by the mere circumstance of an investigation,” U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel wrote in his order, per Fox News.
However, Castel argued that it is already well known that Clinton was the subject of this investigation. “She has little remaining privacy interest in the release of the documents identifying her as the subject of this investigation,” he wrote.
The decision is a victory for lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the 2015 drama “Woman in Gold.” Schoenberg petitioned the court to have the warrant unsealed after filing a lawsuit against the FBI over not honoring his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request he filed to have the search warrant released to the public.
Unless there is an order from the 2d Circuit staying the Order, the materials will be released at noon tomorrow.
— E Randol Schoenberg (@RandySchoenberg) December 19, 2016
On Oct. 28 — less than two weeks before the presidential election — FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee announcing the Bureau was reopening the investigation.
It was later revealed that the move came due to emails discovered on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the disgraced politician and estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s top aide.
Then on Nov. 6, Comey sent another letter stating the FBI had “not changed our conclusions” that Clinton should not face charges for her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.