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1 Comey lied again on 5/9/2017, 4:29 pm

Comey misstated key Clinton email evidence at hearing, say people close to investigation

"FBI Director James B. Comey overstated key findings involving the Hillary Clinton email investigation during testimony to Congress last week, according to people close to the inquiry.

In defending the probe, Comey offered seemingly new details to underscore the seriousness of the situation FBI agents faced last fall when they discovered thousands of Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s emails on the computer of her husband, Anthony Weiner.

“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 I think to print out for her so she could then deliver them to the secretary of state.”

[Comey says he feels ‘mildly nauseous’ about possibility he affected election, but has no regrets]

At another point in the testimony, Comey said Abedin “forwarded hundreds and thousands of emails, some of which contain classified information.’’

FBI Director James Comey appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3. Here are key moments from that hearing. (Video: Sarah Parnass/Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

Neither of those statements is accurate, said people close to the investigation. The inquiry found that Abedin did occasionally forward emails to her husband for printing, but it was a far smaller number than Comey described, and it wasn’t a “regular practice,” these people said. None of the forwarded emails were marked classified, but a small number — a handful, one person said — contained information that was later judged to contain classified information, these people said.

Justice Department and FBI officials are considering whether and how to clarify the misstatements, said people familiar with the matter. The issue of the misstatements was first reported by ProPublica..."

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2 Re: Comey lied again on 5/9/2017, 4:55 pm

I bet he felt "mildly nauseous" when he read that ProPublica article.

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