Comey accused of misleading about the number of Clinton emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop
In the event she does elect to run for president again, Hillary Clinton will have some ‘splaining to do, according to a new book. The work, titled “Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law,” claims that the FBI found “ten times” as many Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop as former FBI Director James Comey had acknowledged publicly. FBI Agent Hillary EmailsThe FBI apparently overlooked them because they were too busy wasting time on the Russian collusion hoax. I think under Comey they were also too busy trying to exonerate Clinton for obvious violations of the laws. There was a bias against Trump and a bias in favor of Clinton.
The book’s author, James B. Stewart, writes that federal agents had been probing the former Democrat congressman’s explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl when they happened to find thousands of additional emails. “The agents called the discovery an ‘oh sh*t’ moment as they combed through Weiner’s iPhone, iPad, and laptop,” Stewart writes.
The shock matched that of Abedin, a top aide to Clinton, who apparently broke down in tears when she realized her husband’s latest sexting scandal had exposed Hillary’s emails to further scrutiny at a crucial point in the 2016 election.
Clinton herself wrote in her election biography “What Happened” that Abedin appeared “stricken” after hearing that they had found the emails. She quoted Abedin as saying, “This man is going to be the death of me!” before “bursting into tears.”
Of greater concern, Stewart writes, an FBI agent (described as “determined”) was dismayed that the agency under Comey’s direction wasn’t pushing to complete the investigation. “I’m telling you that we have potentially ten times the volume that Director Comey said we had on the record,” the agent told Stewart. “Why isn’t anybody here?”
FBI technicians discovered 340,000 emails on the laptop between Clinton and Abedin, many of them from domain addresses such as ‘hillaryclinton.com’ and ‘state.gov.’
Of those, investigative journalist Paul Sperry said only 3,000 were individually reviewed by the agency.