Charges of perjury are now being thrown about as FBI Director James Comey lied about the number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out.
Fox News reports:
Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Clinton aide Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her husband. But two unnamed sources familiar with the matter told ProPublica that Abedin only forwarded a handful of those emails.
The sources told ProPublica that it was more likely that most of the emails appeared on Weiner’s laptop as a result of backups of Abedin’s Blackberry device. The FBI said it would correct the record by sending a letter to Congress this week, but that plan appeared to be on hold for now, the website reported.
Comey said that it appeared Abedin made a “regular practice of forwarding emails to [Weiner]” so he could print them out and deliver them to Clinton.
However, when the emails were obtained, they turned out to be mostly duplicates of emails that federal authorities had already received earlier in their investigation, ProPublica reported.
Comey’s testimony before the committee members was his most extensive public explanation of the events that unfolded 11 days before the November 2016 presidential election.
Comey said he had to speak up on Oct. 28 because he believed the FBI had found emails that could provide insight into Clinton’s use of a private server and possibly shift the focus of the investigation.
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