President Trump vs. Former FBI Director James Comey
(Goal: Present the Truth for the Public)
Weapons of Choice
Historical review of former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony on Clinton’s email that went from Abedin to Weiner’s p/c at home – Washington Post article here and video extract below:
Comey stated in his testimony the week before to Congress that Clinton's emails had been forwarded to the computer of Abedin's husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, and suggested: “That hundreds and thousands of emails had been deliberately sent directly from Abedin to Weiner's computer.”
But officials told CNN last fall the majority of the thousands of emails reviewed by the FBI got to Weiner's, and while some of those emails may have been sent directly from Huma in order to be printed, precise the number was far fewer than the amount Comey described in his testimony.
The FBI confirmed the distinction in its which read in part: “Although we do not know the exact numbers, based on its investigation, the FBI believes it is reasonable to conclude that most of the emails found on Mr. Weiner's laptop computer related to the Clinton investigation occurred as a result of a backup of personal electronic devices, with a small number a result of manual forwarding by Ms. Abedin to Mr. Weiner.”
The discovery of the emails in October 2016 (one month before the election) prompted Comey to alert Congress in a letter that the FBI had reopened its probe of Clinton's private email server based on the new discovery to Weiner’s P/C.
Some Democrats and Clinton herself have blamed her election loss at least partly on Comey's decision to update Congress about the newly found emails and she was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for her and got scared off. The FBI ended its new investigation into the emails two days before the election, in part concluding that no charges should be brought against Clinton or anyone else.