On Wednesday during a Senate judiciary committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey revealed that the agency discovered a number of Hillary Clinton’s classified emails on the computer of Anthony Weiner, husband to Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin. Comey also disclosed that the FBI found that many of Clinton’s emails were “somehow” being forwarded to Weiner, some of which included classified information. Those discoveries were made while the FBI was investigating Weiner for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl.
“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 told Sen. John Kennedy after the Senator asked how the classified information got on Weiner’s computer.
Kennedy then asked the FBI director why he came to the conclusion that neither of them committed a crime.
“Because with respect to Ms. Abedin in particular, we didn’t have any indication that she had a sense that what she was doing was in violation of the law, couldn’t prove any sort of criminal intent,” Comey replied.
Comey told Sen. Dianne Feinstein that the emails were “somehow” being forwarded to his computer.
“Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information by her assistant, Huma Abedin,” he said.
Earlier, Comey stated taht he was “mildly nauseous” thinking that he may have swayed the election back in October. On Oct. 28, Comey went public about the emails found on Weiner’s computer that he believed could be pertinent to Hillary Clinton’s email server investigation. After sending an email to Congress that the case on Clinton would be reopened, concern over what the findings could be became a heavy topic of conversation. Clinton blamed that letter for her 2016 Presidential election loss against now President Donald Trump.
Kristian Saucier, a former U.S. Navy sailor, is currently behind bars for mishandling classified information and has looked to President Trump for a pardon. Saucier, who pleaded guilty to charges over the summer, cited former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of information as a means to lessen his punishment. He argued that his punishment was overly harsh because prosecutors were on edge with the Clinton private server scandal, however that argument did not work.
“While my conduct in taking the six photos was admittedly wrong and without excuse, the Department of Justice’s heavy-handed response to my misconduct was certainly a product of the scrutiny brought about by a fervent political climate and not by the gravity of my misconduct,” Saucier wrote in a White House petition.
“Indeed, if not for the high level of the Clinton misconduct and the lengthy presidential campaign process, there can be no doubt that my far less egregious acts of taking six photos of my work station would have otherwise been received with a significantly lower form of punishment,” he continued.