Huma Abedin forwarded Hillary Clinton’s emails, some of them classified, to her disgraced husband, Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey revealed on Wednesday.
“[Weiner’s] then-spouse, Huma Abedin, appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to forward to him, I think, to print out for her so she could deliver them to the secretary of state,” Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing.
Comey reopened the FBI investigation into Clinton’s email practices in October after agents discovered that a laptop owned by Weiner and Abedin contained Clinton’s emails. The laptop was seized as part of a separate investigation into Weiner’s contacts with a 15-year-old girl.
Asked whether Weiner, a former New York congressman, read the emails Abedin forwarded to him, Comey said he did not think that was the case.
“I don’t think we have been able to interview him because he has pending criminal problems of other sorts. But my understanding is that his role would be to print them out as a matter of convenience,” said Comey.
Asked by Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy whether Abedin or Weiner committed a crime by sending and reading the emails, Comey said that they “potentially” did.
But he said no charges were filed with respect to Abedin because the FBI “didn’t have any indication she had had a sense what she was doing was violation of the law.”
Earlier in the hearing, Comey acknowledged that Weiner should not have had access to classified information.