May 9, 2017

FBI clarifies Comey testimony on Huma Abedin's emails

Carolyn Kaster / AP

In testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary committee James Comey said Huma Abedin had a "regular practice" of forwarding emails to her husband Anthony Weiner — "hundreds of thousands" in total — including some containing classified information. As Pro Publica pointed out, that wasn't true.

FBI Assistant Director Gregory Brower sent a letter to Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley Tuesday clarifying that Abedin had only forwarded a "small number" of emails to Weiner, including two email chains containing classified information, and that the vast majority of the relevant emails on Weiner's computer were there due to automatic backups.

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