FBI Director James Comey got the size of an Anthony Weiner scandal wrong.
Comey inaccurately testified to the Senate that Weiner received “hundreds and thousands” of Hillary Clinton emails from his wife, Huma Abedin — but the disgraced ex-congressman only saw a few, according to a report.
Propublica revealed Monday night that Abedin, a Clinton aide, only forwarded a handful of emails to her troubled husband for printing, and did not make a “regular practice” of it as Comey claimed. A source told the Associated Press Tuesday that Abedin did not do what Comey alleged in his testimony last week.
Propublica also noted that it was unclear if Weiner ever saw 12 of the potentially classified messages Comey said were on his laptop.
The FBI did not immediately comment and it has offered no public clarification on Comey’s comments.
The email bombshell dropped when Comey appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to testify about the FBI’s second probe into Clinton’s secretary of state emails.
Comey revealed the investigation 11 days before Election Day. Even though the probe soon closed with no new findings, Clinton and fellow Democrats have cited Comey’s announcement as a cause for her loss.