Tuesday, May 9, 2017

FBI Dir. Comey's Claim Clinton Aide's Emails Not True

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey erroneously told Congress last week that former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin forwarded "hundreds and thousands" of emails to her husband's laptop, and the Bureau is looking for a way to clean up his error, according to officials familiar with the matter.

The actual numbers were 3,000 emails with 14 marked classified, and all duplicates of emails already looked at by the FBI.

Clinton's emails were forwarded to a folder on the laptop of Abedin's husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, attached to a printer, via a backup system for Abedin's phone. It was put in place to satisfy the Administration Archive Order to create Hard Copies of Communications. This process helped Abedin to periodically print out the hard copies.

Nick Merrill, a spokesman for the former Secretary of State, compared Comey's statements to Clinton's marathon testimony at a 2015 hearing over the Benghazi terrorist attacks. "Imagine for a moment if Hillary Clinton had said something this inaccurate when she testified for 11 hours," Merrill tweeted Tuesday.

Comey was fired today.

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