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Anthony Weiner Is Relevant, Yet Again, As FBI Director Is Grilled By Senate

Anthony Weiner's name is in the news, yet again.

This time, the former congressman's is making headlines because of FBI Director Jim Comey's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Comey revealed that Hillary Clinton's emails, some containing classified information, had been forwarded to Weiner.

FBI Director James Comey looking agitated during a congressional hearing.

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Comey told the committee,

Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information.

Later, Comey further explained why the emails were in Weiner's possession, adding,

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.

hillary clinton and huma abedin look sad on a campaign plane

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At the time, Weiner himself was being investigated under the suspicion that he'd had inappropriate contact with a minor, according to the Washington Post.

That Clinton emails were found on Weiner's computer was already known. Comey revealed that much when he announced that the FBI would take another look at investigating the use of Secretary Clinton's email server, just days before the election.

On Tuesday, Clinton asserted that she would have one the presidential election had it not been for Comey's announcement, which ultimately did not lead to further action from the FBI.

Clinton said bluntly,

If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.

Hillary Clinton giving a speech.

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Still, Comey defended his actions on Wednesday, saying he chose the best “between really bad and catastrophic” options.

Meanwhile, he also answered Senator Lindsey Graham's question of why no charges had been made over emails sent to Weiner, who did not have clearance to receive classified information.

Comey said that it “could be a crime,” but clarified that “there's no Anthony Weiner statute.” Glad we got that cleared up.

Comey told the committee,

Really the central problem we had with the whole email investigation was proving people… had some sense they were doing something unlawful. That was our burden and we were unable to meet it.

Abedin, Clinton's former aide, has been separated from Weiner since August.

Citations: Comey says classified emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner (Washington Post), Lindsey Graham Interrogates James Comey Over ‘Anthony Weiner Statute' (Mediaite)

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Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.
Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.

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