Report: FBI Never Reviewed Vast Majority of Emails Found on Anthony Weiner’s Computer

Anthony Weiner emails
Former FBI Director James Comey speaks about his book "A Higher Loyalty" during a discussion at the Brookings Institution May 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite claims to the contrary by former FBI Director James Comey, a report by Real Clear Investigations indicates that his agency failed to review hundreds of thousands of emails found on the laptop of Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.

Comey announced days before the 2016 presidential election that he had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”

Those emails were discovered after investigators found them on devices used by Weiner and Abedin as they continued to probe the former’s explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl.

“We reviewed all of the communications that were to or from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State,” Comey said in a letter to Congress just days after revealing their existence. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.”

Evidence seems to suggest he lied.

Two points:

First, Comey told Congress that investigators were able to eliminate many of the emails as being duplicates through technological advances, leaving the need to review only about 6,000 of the nearly 700,000 emails obtained.

Second, the department only reviewed about 3,000 in all actuality, and even those contradicted Comey’s testimony that those correspondences did not contain sensitive information.

In the end, Comey and his FBI investigators reviewed a mere 0.4 percent of the emails discovered on Weiner’s laptop.

“They found thousands of new emails and then called me the Saturday night before the election and said thanks to the wizardry of our technology, we’ve only had to personally read 6,000,” Comey said in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI oversight in May of 2017.

The New York Times even ran a lengthy piece on how that “wizardry” worked.

“As it turned out, law enforcement officials said, there was no need to review all of the emails, only Ms. Abedin’s,” the Times reported. “Those emails numbered in the thousands, and even many of those were duplicates of messages that had been looked at previously, officials said.”

Not so, reports Paul Sperry, author of the Real Clear Investigations report.

“A technical glitch prevented FBI technicians from accurately comparing the new emails with the old emails. Only 3,077 of the 694,000 emails were directly reviewed for classified or incriminating information,” Sperry explained.

“Three FBI officials completed that work in a single 12-hour spurt the day before Comey again cleared Clinton of criminal charges.”

Worse, despite evidence of highly sensitive information floating around on a laptop toted around by a sex offender, Clinton was never confronted or challenged on their findings.

“Contradicting Comey’s testimony, this included highly sensitive information dealing with Israel and the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas,” Sperry reported.

“The former secretary of state, however, was never confronted with the sensitive new information and it was never analyzed for damage to national security.”

Is there any wonder why Trump supporters fear a ‘deep state’ was involved in protecting the uber-corrupt Clinton while they simultaneously conducted a witch hunt against the President?

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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