FBI CORRECTS COMEY TESTlMONY ON HUMA ABEDINS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS CLASSIFIED EMAILS TO WIENER
THE HILL reports:
The FBI on Tuesday clarified testimony made by Director James Comey before a Senate panel regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin forwarded “hundreds and thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her then-husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), to print out for Clinton while she was secretary of State.
In fact, the bureau said in a letter sent to the Senate panel Tuesday that only a handful of the 49,000 relevant emails it uncovered on Weiner’s laptop had been forwarded manually. Most of the emails got onto the computer as a result of backups of her Blackberry.
Just two of 12 total email chains including classified information were manually forwarded, the bureau said. All 12 chains had previously been reviewed by investigators.
ProPublica as well as The Washington Post reported this week that FBI officials had internally acknowledged that Comey incorrectly represented the number of emails Abedin forwarded to Weiner.
Comey told the committee last week that the bureau in October uncovered “hundreds and thousands” of emails sent by Abedin, some of which he said were classified.