FBI Director James B. Comey told Congress last week he found “hundreds and thousands” of Hillary Clinton-related emails from Clinton aide Huma Abedin on Abedin’s then-husband and former sexting congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer.
It turns out that’s wrong. ProPublica and now The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the FBI found a much smaller number of Abedin-Clinton emails on her ex-husband’s computer than “hundreds and thousands.”
Besides severely damaging Comey’s nonpartisan reputation, here’s why the number of emails on Weiner’s computer matters: It risks undercutting the FBI’s entire reason for notifying Congress 11 days before the election that it had found new information regarding its criminal probe of Clinton.
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