Comey Forgot Abedin and Weiner Were Married

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Former FBI Director James Comey told the inspector general that he forgot Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin was married to Anthony Weiner, according to a report released Thursday.

In 2016, the FBI identified work-related Abedin emails on a laptop owned by Weiner. A handful contained “confidential” information, the FBI found later.

Andrew McCabe, then FBI-Deputy Director, told the DOJ inspector general that he thought the finding was a “big deal.” Comey, however, acknowledged to the inspector general that at this point he didn’t understand why this was important. (RELATED: Comey Used A Private Email Account For Official FBI Business)

“I don’t know that I knew that [Weiner] was married to Huma Abedin at the time,” Comey told the IG.

“Comey said that he recalled first learning about the additional emails on the Weiner laptop at some point in early October 2016,” the IG report stated. (RELATED: ‘Willingness’ To Impact The Election: IG’s Clinton Report Is Loaded With Bombshells)