The FBI, which previously investigated Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state, has pulled the hard drive from a laptop used by Abedin's now estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, who is under investigation for allegedly sexting with a minor.
The source said the two talked about "the seriousness of the ongoing matter" which has caused a political firestorm in the final days before the Nov. 8 election. Lynch wanted to check in to see how the FBI chief is doing, the source told ABC News. The conversation was described as "cordial,” and it was the first time the two spoke in person since the latest controversy erupted on Friday.
The FBI and Lynch remain under pressure to release more information about the investigation. According to the source, Lynch has confidence in Comey to manage the developments in the probe.