While testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey revealed that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, forwarded thousands of emails, including classified information, to 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 to print out for her, so she could deliver them to the secretary of state.”
Those emails were found on Weiner's laptop last year while he was being investigated by the FBI for allegedly sending explicit messages to an underage girl.
Comey said the discovery of the emails on Weiner's laptop compelled him to revisit the investigation into Clinton's private email server and her handling of classified information — shortly before the presidential election.
When asked if Weiner read the classified material, Comey said, "I don't think so."
He says both Abedin and Weiner "potentially" committed crimes. He says Abedin, in particular, was not prosecuted as he could not "prove criminal intent."
"We didn't have any indication that she had a sense of what she was doing was in violation of the law," Comey said.
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