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May 03, 2017

Comey Tells Congressional Panel: Classified Emails from Hillary's Server Were Forwarded to Anthony Weiner

So, it appears there was something in that re-opening of the email case.

I guess Comey took the position that given that he was giving Hillary a free pass on transmitting classified information via an unsecure email to unauthorized persons anyway, it didn't matter that her emails were also being sent to compromised, easily-blackmailable Anthony Weiner too.

And yet Hillary Clinton still claims that Comey's late announcement that Huma's emails were being given a look in the wake of Weiner's computer being examined was totally unfair and unwarranted.

Hillary Clinton emails containing classified information were forwarded to former congressman Anthony Weiner, the director of the FBI testified Wednesday as he defended his handling of politically sensitive probes surrounding the last year’s presidential race.

Under questioning from the senior Democrat on the committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), James B. Comey revealed more details about how Clinton’s emails ended up on Weiner’s computer.

Weiner, a New York Democrat, was married to a top aide to Clinton, Huma Abedin. Weiner was being investigated separately for possible inappropriate communications with a minor.

"Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information," Comey said, adding later, "His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the secretary of state."

The two were investigated for possible mishandling of classified material, but the FBI ultimately dropped the matter without seeking charges because they could not show either of them intended to violate the law, Comey said.

Ah -- the old "we have to prove intent to make a case in a law which intentionally has no 'intent' requirement," precisely because you're supposed to know the rules and follow them and signing a statement to that effect is required to get your security clearance in the first place.

Update: Comey's answer as to why he announced he was looking into the emails -- "thousands" of Hillary Clinton's emails found on Weiner's computer.



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